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Temasek and Kuehne + Nagel Form Tech Startup JV

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and Kuehne + Nagel International AG, a global logistics company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture to globally invest in early stage companies that can impact the world of logistics and supply chains. The venture will pursue investments in the fields of big data, predictive analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

According to the press release, Tan Chong Lee, President & Head, Europe and South East Asia, Temasek states, “The opportunities presented by the growth of technology and its application across sectors have been an increasing focus for Temasek. We are pleased to partner Kuehne + Nagel in this joint venture, and believe the collaboration will allow us to further identify and support growing companies at the forefront of technological development in the logistics industry.”

Kuehne + Nagel operates four key divisions: Seafreight, Airfreight, Overland, and Contract Logistics. On January 4, 2016, Kuehne + Nagel opened its 50,000 square meter Singapore Logistics Hub facility, which is located at Pioneer Crescent.

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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