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Indonesia is the GoTo for SWF Investment in Tech Startups

11th April, 2022

The market debut of Indonesia’s largest tech company GoTo is an undoubted success, particularly for its backers who include the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) as well as Singapore’s state-owned investors.

Gaming Pushes all the Right Buttons for Saudi Fund’s Long-Term Strategy

8th February, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has added Capcom and Nexon to its portfolio of chunky stakes in gaming stocks, making the sector one of its biggest targets in its public equity strategy and adding to its rapidly growing exposure to the gaming and eSports market.

GIC Takes a Leading Role in Asian Digital Infrastructure

29th January, 2022

Data centers are the infrastructure of the tech revolution and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC is boosting the digital superhighways of Asia with more capital.

Turkey’s SWF Launches US$250mn Tech Fund

11th January, 2022

The US$39 billion Turkiye Varlik Fonu (Turkey Wealth Fund, TVF) is set to launch a US$250 million technology fund, to bolster Turkey’s evolving tech sector.

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.

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