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SWFI First Read, November 2, 2017

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Temasek Leads Investment in CircleUp Growth Partners

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings invested in CircleUp Growth Partners, a US$ 125 million fund formed by San Francisco-based CircleUp. Other investors in the fund include former BlackRock executive Ken Kroner. The fund will target early-stage consumer packaged goods startups with between US$ 1 million and US$ 10 million in revenue.

Amazon Registers Cryptocurrency Domain Names

Amazon proceeded to registered three new cryptocurrency-related domains. The domain names are amazonethereum.com, amazoncryptocurrency.com and amazoncryptocurrencies.com. Amazon currently owns amazonbitcoin.com.

Jerome Powell Gets Nod from White House for Fed Chair

Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell got the nod from The White House that U.S. President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate him as the next Chairman of the Fed. He is poised to replace the current chair Janet Yellen.

Millennium Management to Pay $639,000 to Settle Charges on Violating Federal Securities Laws

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) discovered that Millennium Management had violated federal securities laws known collectively as Rule 105 four times in 2012. In a press release, the SEC said the firm’s short-selling activity that violated the law involved stock offerings by Capital One Financial, Raymond James Financial, Susser Holdings and Charter Communications. Millennium Management has agreed to pay US$ 639,000 to settle charges of illegal short selling ahead of public stock offerings.

ST Telemedia Leads Investment Round into Instart Logic

ST Telemedia, a unit of Temasek Holdings, led a US$ 30 million investment round into Palo Alto-based Instart Logic Inc., a startup up content delivery network (CDN). Other investors in the round include Stanford-StartupX Fund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Andreessen Horowitz.

Russia-China Investment Fund Invests in Series C Round in Megvii Inc

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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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