Mumtalakat Extends Control of Carmaker McLaren as PIF Sells

22nd June, 2023

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has consolidated its hold on British carmaker McLaren by buying stakes from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Ares Management for GBP400 million (US$510 million).

Northvolt is Lightning Rod for Battery Investment by Public Pension Funds

20th June, 2023

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) announced today that it is piling US$400 million into Sweden-based Northvolt, joining a raft of other public pension funds including provincial stablemate OMERS that have invested in the battery manufacturing giant.

PIF's Plans to Take Lucid Private Are Part of a Bigger EV Strategy By Saudi SWF

30th January, 2023

Rumors that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to take electric vehicle maker Lucid private by buying a 34.5% stake from public markets have fuelled a massive rise in its stock price, following months of steep decline.

Lucid Clouds PIF's 2022 Performance, But There Is A Silver Lining

29th December, 2022

The final quarter of 2022 was hugely disappointing for PIF’s US public equity holdings with the diving value of Lucid Motor’s stock wiping US$7.4 billion off the value of the stockholding, representing 1.2% of the Saudi sovereign fund’s AUM.

Denmark Gives a Boost to Indonesia’s Green Ambitions

9th December, 2022

The Indonesia Investment Authority’s (INA) push for a green energy transition has won the backing of the Danish government’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) with the signing of an Investment Framework Agreement (IFA) for up to US$500 million in co-investments in renewable energy, water, waste management, and other circular opportunities.

PIF: Lucid Undermines Index-Beating Performance in US Equities

25th November, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund saw US$6.6 billion wiped off the value of its US public equity portfolio in Q3, around three quarters of which was caused by the 18.6% decline in the value of its stake in Lucid which was worth US$14.2 billion at end-September.

Indonesia’s SWF Teams Up With Chinese Investors to Push EV Development

14th November, 2022

The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) has teamed up with Chinese investors to boost the country’s EV value chain as Southeast Asia’s most populous country presses ahead with a green automotive revolution.

PIF Builds Its Own Electric Car

8th November, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is emerging as a leading financier of electric vehicles with the launch of its own indigenous brand, Ceer, in a joint venture with and Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (Foxconn).

SWFs Are Key Backers of Porsche’s Mega-IPO – And Have Their Eyes on the Future of Motoring

19th September, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Norway’s Norges Bank, and Abu Dhabi’s ADQ are joining with institutional investor T. Rowe Price as key cornerstone investors in the EUR9.4 billion IPO of Porsche AG, together committing up to EUR3.7 billion - signalling that SWFs' interest in the automotive industry continues to grow.

PIF Accelerates its Automotive Drive with Aston Martin Deal

15th July, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is continuing its drive in the luxury vehicle markets, becoming the second-largest shareholder in Aston Martin Lagonda.

Gulf Funds “In Talks” For Investment in Indian Electric Vehicle Manufacturer

8th October, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) have been approached to help support a US$1.0-1.5 billion investment in Tata Group’s electric vehicle subsidiary by US private equity group TPG Capital.

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.

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