Pandemic Continues to Drive QIA's Investment in Healthcare and Tech Innovation

25th March, 2021

QIA’s purchase of EUR380 million (US$448 million) of new public equity issued by Siemens Healthineers is the latest and largest single private market transaction by the Qatari fund in the healthcare sector,.

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Are Sovereign Investors Returning to the London Office Real Estate Market?

24th February, 2021

The City of London Corporation’s approval of a 38-storey development at 2 Finsbury Avenue, planned by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and British Land, suggests SOI interest in the London real estate market could be reviving.

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Mubadala Limbers up to Score a Deal with Italian Football Club

15th February, 2021

The future of Italian football club Inter Milan could be soon be determined by Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, which is touted by La Repubblica as a front runner for a stake in the Serie A side.

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Biden's Push for Renewables Aligns with SOI Strategies

22nd January, 2021

A slew of executive orders passed by Joe Biden in the wake of his inauguration will shift the investment climate for state-owned investors with a greater emphasis on sustainability.

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SWFs to the Rescue of Flag Carrier Airlines

20th January, 2021

Vietnam’s State Capital Investment Corporation became the latest state-owned investor to throw a lifeline to a troubled national carrier, announcing plans this week to invest US$345 million in Vietnam Airlines. The move follows the Vietnam’s National Assembly approval in November of a support package for the airline, after reporting losses or approximately US$520 million in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Qatari Fund Scoops Up US$892mn Profit from Tiffany Sale

14th January, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) secured a net profit of US$892 million as it exited its shareholding in US jeweller Tiffany & Co, delivering an impressive 9.3% internal rate of return, according to Global SWF's database.

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Alpha Trains Leads Daily Deals with State-Owned Investors On-Track for Extraordinary Month

13th January, 2021

The first month of 2021 is turning out to be a bumper month for investment by state-owned investors with the volume and value of transactions set to rival the busiest months of 2020 - and potentially see the return of activity to pre-pandemic norms.

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Sovereign Investors Set for Indian IPO Bonanza

13th January, 2021

In 2021, more than 20 companies are planning IPOs to tap capital markets and adventurous sovereign investors are set to be major beneficiaries of the predicted bonanza.

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What Will Qatar's Rehabilitation Mean for QIA?

11th January, 2021

The announcement that full diplomatic relations had been restored between Qatar and a Quartet of Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt - removed a cloud hanging over the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Yet, the storm had already passed for US$345 billion sovereign wealth fund as it overcame the initial financial impact and, like the Qatari economy, restructured and accelerated investment activity.

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CPP Kick Off Deals in 2021

5th January, 2021

Canadian public pension fund CPP Investments was the first state-owned investor to accelerate out of the starting blocks with a US$200 million commitment to a US$1 billion logistics real estate joint venture in Indonesia.

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