NIIF Gains New Head, Potential Boost to Indian Renewables

8th January, 2024

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL) has a new CEO who promises to heighten the quasi-SWF’s commitment to the South Asian nation’s burgeoning renewables sector.

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India's Bargain Roads Sell-Off Will Draw SWFs

19th October, 2023

India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), is planning to offload a road portfolio worth around INR100 billion (US$1.2 billion), representing a huge chunk of its Master Fund.

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Abu Dhabi Plans Boost to India’s Emerging Alibaba

6th October, 2023

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is reportedly considering stumping up US$600 million more capital for Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), an arm of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s massive Reliance conglomerate which is positioning itself as the vanguard of retail growth in the Indian economy.

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India's NIIF Signs Up Japan For US$600mn Fund, Plans to Ramp Up Co-Investments

4th October, 2023

While India’s billionaire business moguls have attracted billions in capital, India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has proceeded at a slower pace of investment – but the situation looks set to change as the fund develops new partnerships and strategies.

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Diplomatic Spat Will Not Weaken Canada's Investment in India

25th September, 2023

While turmoil has engulfed Canadian relations with India over the assassination of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are unlikely to pull their investments or press their brakes having invested approximately US$21 billion in Indian private markets over the past decade.

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GIC is Bullish About India, Driving Capital Into Logistics and Healthcare

22nd September, 2023

GIC has made India its prime focus of attention over the past two years and this week has seen the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund continue its thrust into India’s healthcare and real estate markets.

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All Eyes on Indian Venture Capital, Despite Valuation Concerns

12th September, 2023

The G20 Summit in Delhi was accompanied by fresh announcements by state-owned investors intent on shifting focus to India, amid ongoing de-China-ization by Western funds and growing Middle Eastern interest in the South Asian economic behemoth’s massive potential.

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Hard Lessons in Indian Venture Capital as PharmEasy Valuation Hits SWFs

24th August, 2023

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, venture capital investment in e-commerce and healthtech was a no-brainer – and India’s PharmEasy, valued at US$5.6 billion in 2021, provided an ideal opportunity for sovereign investors to jump on the bandwagon in a massive, fast-growing emerging market.

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Indian Tycoon Ambani Breaks Records as Qatar Backs his Retail Giant

23rd August, 2023

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy a 1% stake in India’s massive Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) chain for US$1 billion – a valuation that has boosted the value of existing sovereign investor stakes by more than 60% since they bought into the firm in late 2020.

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Qatar's QIA Could Back Ambani's Retail Empire in India

27th July, 2023

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund could soon be joining its Abu Dhabi (ADIA and Mubadala), Saudi (Public Investment Fund (PIF)), and Singapore (GIC) peers as well as private equity giants KKR and General Atlantic with a potential investment in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), the retail arm of the massive Reliance Industries conglomerate, according to the Financial Times.

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Temasek Shifts to India with US$10bn Investment Pledge

18th July, 2023

India is in the sights of US$288 billion Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek which will pour US$10 billion into the world’s most populous country over the next three years, according to Ravi Lambah, its head of India.

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GIC Pumps More Capital Into Its Indian Real Estate Portfolio

19th May, 2023

Indian real estate is a hot target for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, which this week signed a US$1.4 billion 50:50 joint venture with Brookfield India REIT (BIRET) to two large commercial office assets in Mumbai and Gurugram – hailed by the fund as “the first-of-its-kind partnership In India between a listed REIT and a global institutional investor.”

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