SWFs Cement Intra-GCC Economic Ties, But Qatar Is Left On A Limb

12th November, 2021

An agreement signed this week between Bahrain’s Mumtalakat and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to create a joint investment fund for both countries marks the latest development in intra-GCC economic ties.

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QIA Anchors Rwanda-Based Regional Fund as It Continues its Push into Africa Via Kigali

6th November, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority has thrown its weight behind the US$250 million Virunga Africa Fund I as an anchor investor, alongside the US$2 billion Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB).

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Rwanda Courts QIA in its Bid to Become Africa’s Financial Heart

23rd September, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is in discussions with the Rwandan government on setting up the headquarters of its future fund for sub-Saharan Africa in the small but rapidly developing African state, according to Africa Intelligence.

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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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Are Arab SWFs Returning to London’s Prime Retail Real Estate Market?

28th July, 2021

The auctioning of London-based luxury store chain Selfridges appears to be re-engaging Arab SWFs with the British capital’s premium real estate market.

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QIA Joins the Singapore Rush

15th July, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has become the eighth state-owned investor to set up an office in Singapore in a bid to gain exposure to Asian markets.

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State-Owned Investors Boost Indian E-commerce Leader Flipkart in Multi-Billion Funding Round

12th July, 2021

One of India’s leading e-commerce companies Flipkart has raised US$3.6 billion in a funding round that has attracted the support of an array of state-owned investors, demonstrating the enduring attraction of the country’s digital economy despite a sluggish recovery in household consumption.

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

1st 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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Are State-Owned Investors Shifting Priorities in Real Estate?

21st June, 2021

The pandemic appeared to pour cold water on the premium office and residential market as far as state-owned investors were concerned - but the situation could be shifting.

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"UK Offers Big Untapped VC Potential for SWFs" - Global SWF CEO Tells UK Parliament

16th June, 2021

State-owned investors overhauled their approach to investment in the UK due to Brexit and the impact of Covid-19, Global SWF CEO Diego López told the UK’s House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade today.

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QIA Seeks Exposure to US Renewables Boom

14th May, 2021

QIA has joined what promises to be a gold rush in US renewables generation, buying a minority stake in US sustainable energy company Avangrid for US$740 million.

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Investor Excitement Swirls Around Swiggy in India Tech VC Rush

6th April, 2021

India’s online food retail space is getting hotter and state-owned investors a keen to be immersed in the fray.

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