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Temasek Creates SWE to Invest in North Asia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is stepping up investment activity in the North Asia region. It created Pavilion Capital Pte, a wholly owned company to invest in closely held companies and will focus on small and medium enterprises in China. The new entity will be run by Tow Heng Tan, its former chief investment officer and senior managing director (Investments) of Temasek Holdings covering initiatives for direct investments.. Mr. Tow Heng Tan joined Temasek Holdings in 2002 and became the chief investment officer in October 2007.

By creating this sovereign wealth enterprise, it will give Temasek additional organizational flexibility to access direct company stakes the region.

According to a statement sent out by Temasek Holdings regarding Pavilion, is that it will “complement and expand our coverage and capacity for North Asia, including China.”

HKMA and TRS Participates in Investment in Kakao Mobility

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Private equity firm TPG led a group of investors to acquire a minority ownership stake in Kakao Mobility Corporation, a South Korean taxi hailing service provider. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Meraas Holding Names Former KIO Executive as CEO

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Osama Al-Ayoub, the former CEO and President of the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), was hired by property firm Meraas Holding to be its chief executive officer. KIO is a London-based unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Contemplates Investing in SoftBank Vision Fund

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Bahrain-based Mumtalakat Holdings is interested in joining a chorus of sovereign funds committing capital to Japan-based SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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