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.
18th January, 2021
Abu Dhabi’s drive to go green shifted up a gear at the weekend with Mubadala spearheading two agreements that put the emirate on course for the development of a green hydrogen economy.
15th January, 2021
Canada's biggest public pension fund, the US$341 billion Canada Pension Plan Investments (CPP), has delivered a non-binding offer to buy a stake in a Brazilian sanitation company as it continues to increase its exposure to the country's utilities sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8th January, 2021
Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek could be a big winner if Indonesia's ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek and e-commerce leader Tokopedia merge to create a US$18 billion tech giant.
7th January, 2021
Six days after issuing our predictions for 2030, Mubadala has confirmed that is aiming at doubling its AuM in the next decade, which will place them among the world's Top 10 SWFs and fuel the growth, diversification and sustainability of Abu Dhabi.
6th January, 2021
CropIn, an Indian artificial intelligence and data-based agtech startup, raised US$20 million in a funding round led by Temasek subsidiary ABC World Asia.