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State Investors Back Takeover of Cybersecurity Leader McAfee

10th November, 2021

A US$14 billion deal to buy out cybersecurity firm McAfee has found the backing of Canadian public pension fund CPP, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

Temasek’s Seeks to Boost Singapore’s R&D Ecosystem, With Emphasis on Collaboration

15th October, 2021

Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek is planning to pour S$1 billion (US$740 million) per year into deep-tech innovation in Singapore, in addition to the government’s S$25 billion (US$18.5 billion) Enterprise 2025 plan for tech development, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced today.

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.

KIC Shakes Up Top Management As It Aims At Private Markets

3rd September, 2021

Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) new chief executive Seoungho Jin has shaken up his top team as he looks to ramp up investment in private markets by 2027.

Temasek Becomes Singapore Super-Incubator with a Suite of In-House Startups

1st September, 2021

Temasek is establishing a suite of its own in-house startups that are bolstering Singapore’s tech ecosystem and point to a new strategy that will be keenly studied by other state-owned investors (SOIs).

PIF Quiet in US Public Equity Trades, But Temasek Makes Pivot to Finance and Retail

16th August, 2021

The US public equities strategies of Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Temasek diverged in Q221, with the Saudi fund making only one change in its stockholdings while the Singaporean state-owned investor ramped up exposures to financial services and retail & consumer sectors.

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.

How Will China's Tech Crackdown Impact on Temasek?

3rd August, 2021

China’s crackdown on consumer technology companies is having a chilling effect on the country’s attractiveness to venture capital, but although Temasek appears to have the most to lose it is continuing to plough millions into Chinese startups.

Chasing Indian Unicorns

30th July, 2021

Earlier this month, food delivery company Zomato went ahead with its planned IPO in the Bombay Stock Exchange, becoming India’s biggest offering of the year so far. The process was oversubscribed 10.7 times, and the company raised US$ 564 million from 186 anchor investors including ADIA, CPP, GIC and OMERS.

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.

PIF Takes Bets on the Future of Motoring

19th July, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is ramping up its investments in the car industry with a focus on the luxury and electric vehicles markets.

Temasek Leads Singapore’s Bid for Tech Hub Status

29th June, 2021

The island nation’s state-owned investor Temasek is ensuring it remains ahead of the pack in the tech revolution by pouring venture capital into promising domestic start-ups. The island nation’s state-owned investor Temasek is ensuring it remains ahead of the pack in the tech revolution by pouring venture capital into promising domestic start-ups.

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