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Temasek Launches US$ 1.75 Billion in Guaranteed Notes

The press release states, “Temasek Financial (I) Limited has launched the issue of US$1.75 billion 4.5% of guaranteed notes due 2015. This issuance is part of a US$5.0 billion Guaranteed Global Medium Term Note Program (the “Program”). Under the Program, notes issued by Temasek Financial (I) Limited, are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”). Temasek is rated AAA by Standard & Poor‘s and Aaa by Moody’s Investor Services.

The notes were marketed globally. The Joint Arrangers for the Program and the Joint Bookrunners for the issue are Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. In addition, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley acted as Joint Lead Managers for the issue, which was also co-managed by Bank of America Securities, Calyon, Citigroup, HSBC, Société Générale Asia and Standard Chartered Bank.”

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Mubadala Inches Closer to Invepar Ownership

Since the beginning of the year, Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company has been looking at owning the distressed Brazilian infrastructure company Invepar SA for quite some time. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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KDC’s Latest Acquisition a Breath of Fresh Air

Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC) has made its latest acquisition with the purchase of Aromair Fine Fragrance Company Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Aromair Group that specializes in air care products, from London-based Strategic Value Partners. The terms of the transaction, which was completed on November 8, were not disclosed. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norges Bank Recommends Dropping Oil Stocks for Sovereign Fund

Norges Bank penned a letter to its Ministry of Finance recommending the removal of oil and gas stocks from the GPFG’s benchmark index. At the moment, oil and gas stocks make up roughly 6% of the wealth fund’s benchmark index, or just around 300 billion NOK. Norway’s wealth fund is a major holder of oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell. Oil and gas stocks were a major driver of positive equity returns in previous quarters.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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