SWFI First Read, October 8, 2015

ValueCap Getting Ready for November Purchases

ValueCap Sdn Bhd, a Malayisan state-owned investor, plans to purchase undervalued stocks on Bursa Malaysia starting in November. This is a move to provide financial stability in Malaysian capital markets. ValueCap Sdn Bhd is owned by three investors, Khazanah Nasional, KWAP and Permodalan Nasional. These investors will be kicking in the capital to ValueCap, so ValueCap can begin the equity investment program.

TRS Commits to BlackRock Buyout Fund

The Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS) committed US$ 400 million to Red River Direct Investment Fund III, a U.S. buyout fund being managed by BlackRock.

Another Logistics Partnership, Goodman Seals Deal with APG and CPPIB

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), APG Asset Management (APG) and Australia-based Goodman Group formed a logistics partnership called Goodman UK Logistics Partnership. Each investor is contributing £200 million for a 33% partnership interest. Goodman UK Logistics Partnership will have a combined initial equity commitment of £600 million and an investment capacity in excess of £1 billion. The partnership will target high-quality logistics and industrial property opportunities across the investment spectrum.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Becomes Twitter’s Second Biggest Shareholder

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is now the second biggest shareholder in Twitter. He owns more than 5% of the company according to filings. The largest shareholder is Twitter co-founder Evan Williams at a 6.9% stake.

Kuwait Draws from Sovereign Wealth Fund

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