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India Gains Interest of ADIA and GIC in Data Center Investments

29th May, 2024

Data Centers are pivotal in the development of the digital economy – and India’s digital economy is one of the biggest growth drivers, drawing in a range of sovereign wealth funds.

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Khazanah, ADIA, EPF and GIP Set to Take Over Malaysian Airports at US$3.9bn Valuation Amid Recovery

15th May, 2024

Malaysia Airports (MAHB) is set to be taken over by an alliance of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah and its public pension fund the Employees Provident Fund along with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

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ADIA Makes Aggressive Push into Indian Logistics and Residential Real Estate Markets

3rd May, 2024

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is continuing its investment drive in India with the former boosting its support for Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance empire by investing in its logistics infrastructure, while also forging alliances in high growth residential real estate markets.

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Championing Consolidation: Gulf SWFs Create Global TowerCo Giants

25th April, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has forged a joint venture deal with the Kingdom’s telecoms company STC which sees it acquire a 51% stake in Telecommunication Towers Company Limited (TAWAL), which is set to form the basis of the Middle East’s biggest telecommunications infrastructure company – and a global player.

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GCC Surpluses Highly Dependent on Oil Prices – and Geopolitics

19th April, 2024

On Thursday this week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published its latest fiscal oil price breakeven in the statistical appendix of its Middle East overview. These are important figures, as they reflect the fiscal situation of the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), when compared to current oil prices.

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Sovereign-Backed UK Water Utility Faces Nationalization Amid Crisis

28th March, 2024

The UK’s biggest water utility, Thames Water, which is two-thirds owned by state-owned investors, looks set to be renationalized – at least temporarily – after its shareholders refused to throw it a financial lifeline.

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ADIA Leads Excitement Over New Indian Unicorn

22nd March, 2024

In a sign that venture capital is rebounding from a dismal 2023, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is reportedly in talks to back a late stage funding round by India’s Pocket FM as it seeks to advance its audio streaming service into new markets.

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ADIA and CPP Deepen Real Estate Debt Exposure

21st March, 2024

The hiking of interest rates has impacted on real estate valuations, leading to a shortfall in supply of finance for borrowers with maturing loans. Lenders are looking for more capital to approval debt renewals, creating opportunities for higher margins – and winning the interest of big sovereign investors.

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CDPQ and SWF-Backed Cube Highways Drive Towards US$1.2bn Indian Highways Bid

20th February, 2024

Indian highways could receive another capital boost from Canada, despite the geopolitical ructions between Delhi and Ottawa, with CDPQ among those expressing interest in acquiring a roads portfolio from India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

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Indian Tax Break Budget Seeks to Lure More SWF Capital

2nd February, 2024

The central position sovereign wealth funds are taking in India’s economic development was highlighted in the FY2024/25 budget published this week, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extending their tax benefits and continuing exemption for businesses located at the International Financial Services Centre in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

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Indonesia’s Road Infrastructure Motors Ahead, Fuelled by Sovereign Investors

11th January, 2024

Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund INA has won the support of the US$984 billion Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Europe’s biggest public pension fund, the Netherlands’ US$546 billion APG, for toll road platform that is starting with the Trans Java Toll Road mega-project.

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Water Crisis Does Not Drown Sovereign Investors’ Confidence in UK Infra Assets

3rd January, 2024

The Thames Water debacle has burned the fingers of state-owned investors who had backed the privatized water utility, in the belief infrastructure assets in a stable, well-regulated market like the UK were a safe bet.

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