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GCC SWFs Continue to Gear up to Invest More in Private Markets:

7th October, 2021

Gulf sovereign wealth funds are preparing to pour billions more capital into private markets with new hires and restructuring.

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New Funds Sign Up to OPSWF, But Does it Make a Difference to Climate Change?

6th October, 2021

Concern over climate change continues to prompt state-owned investors to declare their commitment to fighting greenhouse gas emissions with One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds (OPSWF) signing up four new SWF members this week. Yet, the lack of standardization of greenhouse gas auditing and reviews of progress towards targets makes judging OPSWF's real world impact difficult to measure.

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Mubadala Ramps Up Its Contribution to UAE Investment in the UK

17th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund is scaling up its plans under the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership (UAE-UK SIP) with the GBP5 billion (US$7 billion) investment framework agreed in March boosted to GBP10 billion (US$14 billion) over the next five years under a deal signed this week in Downing Street.

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Unfazed Sovereign Investors Pour US$9.6 billion into Australian Real Assets

13th September, 2021

State-owned investors are taking very different approaches to Australian real assets impacted by the pandemic, although long-term strategic factors rather than short-term tactical moves are driving current divestment and acquisition activity.

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ADQ’s Ports Listing Demonstrates Growing Liquidity Drive for VC-Hunting Abu Dhabi Inc

10th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ sovereign wealth fund is planning to list the emirate’s ports on the local stock exchange in a bid to generate liquidity and realise the value of logistics infrastructure assets with solid earnings.

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Gulf Funds Drawn Into Soft Power Battle Over Kazakhstan

25th August, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has indicated it is seeking to pump investment into Central Asia’s biggest economy Kazakhstan just months after Emirati fund Mubadala forged deals in the country’s renewable energy sector. Gulf funds are not simply looking for business ventures that generate yield to fulfil their mandate, but also to support economic diplomacy and "soft power" of their governments.

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Mubadala’s Path to Growth: Debt, IPOs and Fund Raising

18th August, 2021

One of Abu Dhabi's state-owned investors, the US$243 billion Mubadala Investment Company, is working to attract third-party capital from institutional investors as part of its ambitious bid to double its AUM by the end of the decade.

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Brazil: the Next Big Destination for State-Owned Investors

5th August, 2021

Infrastructure is dominant in the Brazilian portfolios of state-owned investors (SOIs), but there are tentative signs that they are seeking to diversify portfolios that are heavily oriented towards the Latin American country’s oil and gas industry.

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Cleaning Up the World: Mubadala and Temasek Support Transition Over Exclusion

4th August, 2021

With the drive towards net zero, the logical way asset owners can reduce the carbon intensity of their portfolios is to simply cut out exposure to fossil fuels. It is an easy and quick way to prove sustainability, but selling assets to third parties simply reduces the asset owner’s carbon emissions with little impact on climate change.

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Intel Deal Could Give Mubadala Massive Boost for VC Drive

21st July, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala could earn up to US$30 billion from selling its semiconductor business GlobalFoundries to Intel - US$10 billion more than the enterprise value estimated earlier this year when it mooted an IPO.

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Mubadala Issues New Debt and Stages IPO of Legacy Asset Amid Investment Drive

9th July, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has resorted to debt and equity markets to generate cash for new acquisitions as it surges ahead with an investment drive at breakneck speed.

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Could Private Equity Deal by Mubadala and Bpifrance be a Sign of Things to Come for Africa?

2nd July, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa is the final frontier for state-owned investors (SOIs), offering potential large rewards – but also significant challenges. For patient investors capable of honing in on good deals, the region offers significant long-term returns that could generate big yields.

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