State-Owned Investors and the Problem with Emerging Asian Renewables

9th May, 2024

Canadian pension fund CDPQ has a voracious appetite for renewables investments, but like other state-owned investors it is coming up against the limits of suitable opportunities that meet its expectations.

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ADIA Makes Aggressive Push into Indian Logistics and Residential Real Estate Markets

3rd May, 2024

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is continuing its investment drive in India with the former boosting its support for Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance empire by investing in its logistics infrastructure, while also forging alliances in high growth residential real estate markets.

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India's NIIF Prepares Second Fund-of-Funds With US$1bn Target

18th April, 2024

India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIF), is planning to raise a second Private Markets Fund after it closes its first one later this year, which was set to deploy US$600 million in Indian private equity funds.

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Mubadala Pushes into Indian Healthcare and Financial Services

4th April, 2024

India forms a central platform for Mubadala’s objective of doubling its exposure in Asia by 2030 from 12% is in Asia in 2023 to 25%. While infrastructure has been the core focus of Abu Dhabi’s investment in India, the Emirate’s sovereign investment vehicles – Mubadala, ADIA and ADQ – are diversifying their private market portfolios.

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ADIA Leads Excitement Over New Indian Unicorn

22nd March, 2024

In a sign that venture capital is rebounding from a dismal 2023, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is reportedly in talks to back a late stage funding round by India’s Pocket FM as it seeks to advance its audio streaming service into new markets.

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Big Tickets: Sovereign Investors Cash in with Mega Divestments

20th March, 2024

Sovereign investors are looking to cash in assets, sensing markets are ripe for divestment. Singapore’s Temasek and GIC are the most active sovereign investors in big ticket sales, which are set to net them billions in returns that will be recycled into new strategies.

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CDPQ and SWF-Backed Cube Highways Drive Towards US$1.2bn Indian Highways Bid

20th February, 2024

Indian highways could receive another capital boost from Canada, despite the geopolitical ructions between Delhi and Ottawa, with CDPQ among those expressing interest in acquiring a roads portfolio from India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

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Temasek's Exits Free Capital to Support Three-Year, US$10bn India Surge

5th February, 2024

Temasek has exited Indian insurtech pioneer Policybazaar and sold a minority stake in Manipal Hospitals, but remains committed to India and is set to recycle the capital into new ventures.

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Indian Tax Break Budget Seeks to Lure More SWF Capital

2nd February, 2024

The central position sovereign wealth funds are taking in India’s economic development was highlighted in the FY2024/25 budget published this week, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extending their tax benefits and continuing exemption for businesses located at the International Financial Services Centre in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

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Singapore Continues to Buy Indian; Temasek and GIC Sweep in on Real Estate

15th January, 2024

Singapore has started 2024 with a surge of investment in India, focusing on existing investments in real estate, infrastructure and venture capital instead of fresh acquisitions.

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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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