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Temasek Invests in Yichang Hec Changjiang Pharmaceutical

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has invested in a Chinese pharmaceutical company that manufactures an anti-flu product, among other drugs. Through a series of subsidiaries, Bartley Investments Pte. Ltd., a sovereign wealth enterprise (SWE) of Temasek Holdings, purchased 15.1 million H shares in Yichang Hec Changjiang Pharmaceutical Company Limited. This transaction was recorded on April 27, 2017. The average price per share was HK$ 16.30.

Yichang Hec Changjiang Pharmaceutical was formed in August 2001. The company focuses on the development, manufacturing and sale of pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic areas of anti-virus, endocrine and metabolic diseases and cardiovascular diseases. According to the company, Kewei (oseltamivir phosphate) is the #1 selling influenza drug in China from 2013 to 2016.

TaiGen Deal

On March 27, 2017, Taiwan-based TaiGen Biopharmaceuticals Co. (Beijing), Ltd., a unit of TaiGen Biotechnology, sold its 9% equity stake in Dongguan HEC TaiGen Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. to Yichang Hec Changjiang Pharmaceutical. Dongguan HEC TaiGen Biopharmaceuticals is a joint venture between Yichang Hec Changjiang Pharmaceutical and TaiGen Biopharmaceuticals Co. (Beijing), Ltd.

Scatec Solar Places Big Solar Bet in Bangladesh

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Oslo-based Scatec Solar ASA, a publicly-traded independent power producer operating in the emerging market solar development space, plans to construct and own a 800 mega watt photovoltaic solar power plant in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Scatec Solar has solar assets scattered across numerous emerging markets such as South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras, Egypt, Jordan and the Czech Republic.

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APFC Sells $1.4 Billion Stake in Simpson Housing

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The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) embarked on a major shift in its real estate portfolio by selling a 50% ownership stake in Denver-based Simpson Housing LLLP for US$ 1.4 billion. Simpson Housing had made up roughly 24.7% of APFC’s US$ 5.6 billion real estate portfolio. The other owner of Simpson Housing is that State of Michigan Retirement Systems.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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ISIF Invests in Cybersecurity Firm Vectra

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The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) committed €10 million to Vectra Networks, Inc., a San Jose, U.S.-based cybersecurity company. The investment capital will assist Vectra in creating a research and development center in Dublin.

ISIF is part of a larger funding round of €30 million. These other investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, AI Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and Wipro Ventures.

Kevin Dillon, who is the former Head of Microsoft Ireland and a Managing Partner at Atlantic Bridge, will join the board of directors at Vectra.

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