Gaza Conflict Poses Challenges for UAE's post-Abraham Accord Investments

27th November, 2023

Just a month before the Hamas attacks of October 7th, the UAE marked the third anniversary of its normalization of ties with Israel – now geopolitical risk is creating obstacles to developing bilateral economic relations.

Mubadala Swings Behind Real Estate Lending in Aggressive Private Credit Strategy

22nd November, 2023

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has made another big move into private debt markets by anchoring a new special situations fund, Starz Orion Capital, which has been launched by Starz Real Estate (Starz), a leading pan-European commercial real estate lending platform.

CDPQ Joins Surge of Sovereign Investor Commitments to Brazil

21st November, 2023

Canadian public pension fund manager CDPQ is preparing to deploy up to C$5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in capital to Brazil over 2024-27, on top of around C$8 billion (US$5.8 billion) already invested in the country since it started buying Brazilian assets in 2006.

Emirates’ EIA and Philippines’ Maharlika get new CEOs

16th November, 2023

This week has been quite eventful in terms of personnel changes. After the appointments of CIC’s new chief representative in the US, and of the new CEO and CIO for the Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC), which we covered on Monday, we have finally heard about the new leaders for the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) and the newly established Maharlika Investment Corp. (MIC) in the Philippines.

Canadian Funds OMERS and BCI Accelerate the Private Credit Bandwagon

29th September, 2023

State-owned investors are betting that tighter bank lending will present new opportunities in private credit, with Canadian funds joining their Middle Eastern and Singaporean peers in backing non-bank lending.

Mubadala Firms Up Role as Third Party Capital Asset Manager - With Private Credit Its Main Target

19th September, 2023

Mubadala Capital, the asset management arm of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, has launched a new investments solutions business backed by Apollo Global Management, adding to its suite of vehicles that manage third party capital.

Australian Super Invests in 21st Century Data Center Gold Rush

11th September, 2023

Australian Super has made one of the biggest deals in data center investment by any state-owned investor, with its EUR1.5 billion (US$1.6 billion ) investment in Vantage Data Centers.

Western State Investors "de-China-ize", but Singapore and Middle East Funds Press Further in China

7th September, 2023

 The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norges Bank (NBIM), announced today that it had shut its Shanghai office after 16 years of operation, although it insists the decision was “operational” and it would continue to invest both directly and via funds and Singapore would be used as its hub for the region.

Abu Dhabi Builds Global Health Empire: ADQ Buys UK’s Biggest Private Hospital Network

30th August, 2023

ADQ subsidiary PureHealth is acquiring UK-based Circle Health Group for US$1.2 billion in what is a major step forward for the platform’s global expansion.

QIA takes Park Lane off Mubadala’s hands and adds another pin to Midtown Manhattan

28th August, 2023

On Monday, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) closed the acquisition of Park Lane Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for US$ 623 million, according to news provider PincusCo and to New York’s Office of the City Register.

Indian Tycoon Ambani Breaks Records as Qatar Backs his Retail Giant

23rd August, 2023

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy a 1% stake in India’s massive Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) chain for US$1 billion – a valuation that has boosted the value of existing sovereign investor stakes by more than 60% since they bought into the firm in late 2020.

ADIA Continues Abu Dhabi’s Global Private Credit Push

22nd August, 2023

Abu Dhabi’s biggest sovereign wealth fund has more than doubled its investment in Australian real estate private credit company Qualitas Diversified Credit Investments (QDCI) to A$1.45 billion (US$932 million) as it continues its push into private credit markets.

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