Investor Excitement Swirls Around Swiggy in India Tech VC Rush

6th April, 2021

India’s online food retail space is getting hotter and state-owned investors a keen to be immersed in the fray.

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India Infra Fund Eyes Investment in Nation's Hospital Boom

31st March, 2021

India’s quasi-SWF, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, has sprung a surprise with a new venture into healthcare.

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Indian Renewables Investments Hit by Non-Payment

11th March, 2021

Outstanding payments to solar power generation companies (gencos) by cash-strapped distribution companies (discoms) in India is set to erode the foreign investor confidence in the sector – and will potentially hit the earnings of foreign state-owned investors.

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Indian Infra Fund Boosted by New Development Bank

11th February, 2021

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is close to achieving its US$1 billion target for its Fund of Funds following a US$100 million investment by the BRICS-backed multilateral development bank, New Development Bank (NDB).

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Will CDPQ Help Accelerate Indian Highways Investment?

2nd February, 2021

Investment in Indian highways could accelerate in 2021 following a year of stalling activity among state-owned investors, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Fund of the Month (Feb'21): National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

1st February, 2021

In December 2020, NIIFL announced that it had officially closed the Master Fund, which is focused on Indian core infrastructure, with USD 2.34 billion in commitments, including two SWFs (ADIA, Temasek), four PPFs (AustralianSuper, CPP, OTPP and PSP), US DFC and a number of domestic investors such as ICICI Bank, HDFC Group, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance. The institution is now fundraising for a Strategic Opportunities Fund (direct private equity) and a Fund of Funds, targeting a total to US$ 6 billion AuM. NIIFL is now regarded as a success story that focuses on two critical assets for the country – private equity and infrastructure – with governments around the world keen to emulate the model. We had the pleasure to catch up with its Head of Investor Relations & Partnerships, Ms. Saloni Jhaveri.

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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NIIF closes Master Fund with $2.34 billion

23rd December, 2020

Congratulations to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) for the successful closing of its Master Fund, which exceeded the initial fundraising target and includes 2 SWFs and 4 PPFs

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