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SWFI First Read, October 31, 2016

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KIC and other Korean Institutional Investors Chat About Overseas Alternative Opportunities

The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) was part of a meeting with other Korean public institutional investors, including Korea Post, to discuss oversees private market opportunities. Ares Management and Cerberus Capital Management were part of the discussion.

CalSTRS Eyes Selling Large Real Estate Portfolio

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is in talks with Lazard on a potential real estate portfolio sale of some US$ 26 billion in property holdings.

ExxonMobil Announces Massive Oil Discovery Offshore Nigeria

Exxon Mobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, has discovered a massive oil and gas deposit offshore in Nigeria. The well was drilled by Exxon Mobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria. The field is called Owowo-3. Owowo-3 and Owowo-2 have a potential of 500 million to 1 billion barrels of oil.

ADIA RE Executive Cautious on Austin Property Development Overheating

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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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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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