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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 20.Jun 2012

Posted on 20 June 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

With private equity firms testing the limits of limited partners’ ability and willingness to fill their new-fund coffers, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are emerging as a potential source of capital to help bridge the fund-raising gap.
As we point out in Bain’s Global Private Equity Report 2012, SWFs are eager to partner with a wide range of PE firms—provided general partners (GPs) understand how to work with them………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Norway’s finance ministry has excluded Shikun & Binui from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), the largest pension fund in Europe, over its construction of illegal Israeli colonies in East Jerusalem. Analysts have described the company as Israel’s largest real estate business.
The Norwegian government has previously divested from Israeli military company Elbit, as well as Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus, two other construction companies involved in building illegal settlements………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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The National Pensions Reserve Fund is to collaborate with Silicon Valley Bank to lend $100m to the Irish innovation sector. The money will be available to Irish technology, life science, cleantech private equity and venture capital businesses.
The National Pensions Reserve Fund will help identify potential clients in these niche sectors………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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India’s GVK Power and Infrastructure is seeking to raise US$500 million (S$633.8 million) to US$600 million by selling a stake in its Singapore arm. The company is in talks with Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) for a potential deal, two sources said.
The Indian developer of airports, power projects, roads and mines will sell a minority stake in GVK Coal Developers (Singapore), the sources said, adding that a deal may be a precursor to a Singapore listing of the unit that holds coal assets in Australia………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Chinese Investment Corporation has announced that it will be moving some of its invested funds out of the U.S. and into emerging markets. This is because China’s long-term view on the state of the U.S. economy has changed for the worse.
“The sustainability of the U.S. economy is built on foreign investments; fresh money coming into the nation continuing its growth path. Once we lose the interest of other nations in investing in the U.S. economy, we lose our edge.” (Press Release)

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Only a fool would believe Australia’s agricultural development could be funded without foreign investment from sovereign wealth funds, according to Trade Minister Craig Emerson.
Renewed debate on the Foreign Investment Review Board’s (FIRB) $244 million threshold has been sparked with news the Chinese company Zhongfu is interested in buying 30,000 hectares of new irrigation land, to be watered by Australia’s largest man-made storage in the Top End………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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