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SWFI First Read, May 19, 2018

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GIC is Financially Backing Water’s Edge Development in Los Angeles

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited and Newport Beach-based Marshall Property & Development are financial partners in the development called Water’s Edge in Playa Vista, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The project is being led by Rockwood Capital.

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company and Daiwa SB Investments Inked MoU to Merge

On May 11, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for the merger of Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company, Limited and Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. The proposed merger is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company’s strengths is selling to mostly Japanese life and non-life insurance companies, while Daiwa SB Investments is stronger in the pension fund and corporate client market.

HSBC Securities Services Hires Bill Muia

HSBC Securities Services, part of the HSBC empire, hired Bill Muia as director for sales and business development, targeting U.S. asset managers and asset owners. Muia is based in New York and report to Scott Markowitz, Head of Sales and Business Development for the Americas at HSBC Securities Services. Previously, Muia worked at RBC Investor and Treasury Services and JP Morgan.

Temasek Capital Flows into AU Small Finance Bank for Raise

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SWFI First Read, June 21, 2018

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PSP Investments Nears Deal on Azelis

PSP Investments and EQT Partners (through fund EQT VIII) are in exclusive talks to acquire Belgium-based Azelis S.A. from funds managed by Apax Partners. Formed in 2001, Azelis is a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Oxford Properties Wins Rights on Barangaroo Office Development

Melbourne-based Grocon Pty Ltd selected Oxford Properties, the real estate unit of OMERS, as a preferred partner for it’s a A$ 2 billion, 5.2-hectare Barangaroo Central project development. This is an office tower development. Oxford Properties essentially won the rights toward the project (rumored at a price of A$ 100 million), freeing the developer from a high-cost finance deal with Maxcap, a lender.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Selects Jean Michel as CIO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario named Jean Michel as chief investment officer. This role is effective July 3, 2018. Michel was executive vice president, advisory services to depositors and strategic analysis, at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Wil Warren Named President of Lexington Partners

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Large Public Asset Owners Commit to Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) unveiled plans to commit 500 million BRL (C$ 175 million) in equity for a 20% interest in the newly established Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Supports Two European Aquaculture Transactions

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Mubadala Investment Company is keen on growing exposure to agribusinesses whether in farming or aquaculture. With money from Mubadala and AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Andromeda Group acquired Nireus SA (at 74.34% stake) and Selonda SA at (79.62% stake), two European aquaculture companies that focus on sea bream and sea bass. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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