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SWFI First Read, May 31, 2017

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Anbang Insurance Group Acquires Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam

China’s Anbang Insurance Group acquired the 557-room Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station for roughly €350 million from The Blackstone Group. CBRE had advised Blackstone on the deal.

Tech Luminaries and Billionaires Raise Money for Change.org

San Francisco-based Change.org, a social for-profit petition platform, has raised US$ 30 million in funding from Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates and Y-Combinator President Sam Altman. Reid Hoffman invested in Change.org back in 2014 as well.

PGGM CEO to Resign, Going for a New Role at a New Place

PGGM’s CEO Else Bos will step down from her role on November 1, 2017. PGGM’s supervisory board is taking a look at finding a successor to her. Bos is taking a role at a new organization.

ATP Goes Direct for Senior Housing Buildout

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Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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