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US Public Opinion is Weary on Foreign Investment According to Survey

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According to Public Strategies Inc, a polling firm, “A majority of American voters think investment by foreign governments in U.S. companies harms U.S. national security interests, and nearly half believe such investments harm the American economy, according to a new survey of the attitudes of U.S. voters toward sovereign-wealth funds.

The survey, conducted by Public Strategies, Inc., reveals that American voters are especially wary of U.S. investment by governments in the Middle East, Russia and China.

  • Nearly three in four voters — 72% — believe foreign governments don’t reveal enough about their investment portfolios.
  • Nearly as many, 68%, think that allowing foreign government investment in U.S. companies gives foreign governments too much control over the U.S. marketplace.
  • Solid majorities of American voters particularly oppose government investment from Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia (68% oppose), Abu Dhabi (62%), and Kuwait (59%).
  • A majority of American voters also oppose investment by China, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies (65% oppose), as well as the governments of Russia (61%), and Hong Kong (51%)..

read more about the methodology: Public Strategies Inc.

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Antares Bain Capital Complete Financing Solution Backs symplr Deal

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On December 10, 2018, Antares Bain Capital Complete Financing Solution provided a senior secured unitranche credit facility for Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. to acquire symplr, a healthcare governance, risk, and compliance software-as-a-service platform from Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group. Golub Capital provided financing for the transaction as well.

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PSP Investments Exits Antelliq

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On December 14th, Private equity firm BC Partners, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), and other minority co-investors have signed a definitive agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, to sell Antelliq Corporation, a Vitré, France-based provider of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring solutions. Upon close, Antelliq will be a wholly owned and separately operated subsidiary within the Merck Animal Health Division. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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JPMorgan Edges Out Hamilton Lane on Florida SBA In-State Mandate

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The Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) manages a plethora of Florida state funds, including the state’s defined benefit plans. Florida’s SBA awarded a private equity portfolio mandate which targets high-technology businesses in Florida to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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