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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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Blackstone Defeated on Investa Office Fund Bid

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The Blackstone Group threw in the towel on a bid to take over the Investa Office Fund, a vehicle that owns prized Australian office properties. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek’s Bond Expected to Lure Retail Investors

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, through its subsidiary Temasek Financial (IV) Private Limited, is planning a 5-year bond that aims to yield 2.7% for retail investors. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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