SWF-Edge News and Information Dashboard

Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo for subscribers (which are permanently maintained).

Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Arul Kanda objects to Najib's motion to delay trial   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Star - KUALA LUMPUR: Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy (pic) has objected to Datuk Seri Najib Razak's motion to delay their joint trial on charges relating to tampering the 1MDB audit report before the...
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Pension Protection Fund announces fund manager appointments   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Professional Pensions - If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in. If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team.
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National Pensions Reserve Fund assets slump 16% in 2002.   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Pensions Reserve Fund (SPF)
Source: Professional Pensions - If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in. If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team.
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RM2 mil seized from Tun Hussein Onn Foundation and Rayhar Travels   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Malaysiakini - Tun Hussein Onn Foundation has agreed to forfeit funds of RM1,980,328.37, which was frozen in its account for allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, to the government. Its lawyer, Hariharan Tara...
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Najib files 11th hour motion to postpone joint trial with Arul Kanda   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: New Straits Times on MSN.com - This time, the former prime minster will be jointly tried with former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) chief executive officer (CEO) Arul Kanda Kandasamy for allegedly tampering with the sovereign wealth fund’s final...
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Aurizon was offered G&W rail assets for $627m   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Aurizon filed a claim with the NSW Supreme Court in mid-September alleging US-headquartered G&W breached agreements when it arranged to sell its Australian rail assets to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and...
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Court sets Jan 31 to hear Najib and family's notices to inspect seized items   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: bernama.com - in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case. Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan set the date during case management today, where the prosecution was represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Fatnin Yusof. Counsel...
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US Department of Justice and Malaysian Financier Jho Low Reach a Settlement   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: OpEdNews - In the summer of 2016, the United States Department of Justice filed law suits related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, where money laundering and fraud implicated the highest levels of Malaysian politics and...
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Alaska’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Is Tapped to Boost State Coffers   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: Ai-cio.com - A drop in oil prices has produced a revenue shortfall for the state government, which has turned to the kitty providing Alaskans with annual dividends.
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Asian Investors Bullish on ESG Investing, Based on Poll at Sustainable Investing Forum in Bangkok   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government Pension Fund (Thailand)
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - According to Dr Seree Nonthasoot, Board Member of the Government Pension Fund of Thailand (GPF) and Governor of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, GPF’s 1-billion baht ESG-focused portfolio recorded a ten-month return of 4.6 ...
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Despite Najib’s final bid to delay 1MDB tampering trial, Arul Kanda wants it to start Monday   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: YAHOO! - KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak via his lawyer today asked the High Court to postpone his trial from next Monday to January 13, but former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy, who is...
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Health and Medical Research Awards for 2019   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Armed robbery in Revesby - So, against that background, Research Australia, Nadia does an incredible job in representing the scientific ... the Biomedical Translation Fund and the Medical Research Future Fund. Just to focus on the MRFF for a moment, I can ...
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Exclusive | Canada's CPPIB, Brookfield eyeing more than $1 bn investment in ReNew Power   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: moneycontrol.com - India’s largest green energy company ReNew Power is gearing up for a major internal rejig involving its top global investors which could see Canada’s CPPIB (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) and Brookfield in the...
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Temasek considers first euro-bond sale in almost four years   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Star - London: Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte is eyeing its first euro-bond sale in almost four years, as low borrowing costs draw more Asian issuers to Europe. The state investor may sell 12-year and 30-year benchmark notes,...
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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings Dissolves Share Stake In Tradeweb Markets, SVMK and Amyris   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Nov 14 (Reuters) - Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd: * TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD DISSOLVES SHARE STAKE IN TRADEWEB MARKETS INC - SEC FILING * TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD DISSOLVES SHARE STAKE IN SVMK INC * TEMASEK ...
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Saudi Arabia’s Aramco IPO could be the deal of the century. But I’ve got a few questions nobody is answering.   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Washington Post - It involves a transaction from March of this year that produced about $69 billion of cash and Aramco promissory notes for the Public Investment Fund, one of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth funds. In that transaction, Aramco...
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Saudi Aramco IPO could strengthen government finances, support economy: S&P   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco’s forthcoming listing on the local stock market could help ... “The bulk of the funds raised will go to the government or the Public Investment Fund, potentially adding to the...
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H2O Innovation Completes $22 M Equity Offering   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: YAHOO! - QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (HEO.V) – H 2 O Innovation Inc. (“H 2 O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to report the closing of its previously announced equity...
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Replacement shopping mall unlikely in Queensmere Observatory redevelopment   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: Maidenhead Advertiser - The redevelopment of the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre is unlikely to feature a new covered shopping mall. British Land, delivering the multi-million pound project on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA),...
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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings Takes Share Stake In Tencent Music, Ups In Paypal and Cuts In Dell   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Nov 14 (Reuters) - Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd: * TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD TAKES SHARE STAKE OF 1.2 MILLION SPONSORED ADSS IN TENCENT MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP - SEC FILING * TEMASEK HOLDINGS (PRIVATE) LTD CUTS SHARE ...
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Saudi Arabia is 'gradually running out of money' and needs IPO to fund reforms, ex-CIA chief says   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: CNBC - Saudi Arabia does not openly publish the amount of assets it holds within its sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund (PIF). The Institute of International Finance estimated in a report in June that the kingdom...
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Beijing draws up plan to replace Carrie Lam as Hong Kong chief   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Financial Times - Leading candidates to succeed Ms Lam include Norman Chan, former head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Henry Tang, son of a textile magnate who has also served as the territory’s financial secretary and chief...
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China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: Report   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Hindustan Times - Leading candidates being considered to replace Lam reportedly include Norman Chan, former head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Henry Tang, who has also served as the territory’s financial secretary and chief...
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Top Trade Setups in Forex - U.S. Inflation Report Up Next   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: FXStreet - The safe-haven appeal triggers after a news report that Russia will diminish the share of the U.S. greenback in its National Wealth Fund and is thinking of investing in other international currencies, covering the Chinese yuan....
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Nigeria's Election Highlights Challenges Ahead   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: World Politics Review - Jonathan disbursed billions of dollars from the excess-crude account to state governments in an effort to secure their support. - Anti-corruption reforms. A well-known politician and faculty member in Lagos recently said that...
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Bank Nizwa Football First Championship Successfully Completed   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : State General Reserve Fund (Oman)
Source: Al Bawaba News - Oman’s fastest-growing Islamic bank, has organized a football championship geared towards financial institutions in the Sultanate. In its first edition, the Bank Nizwa Football championship saw the participation of six...
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Budget allocation for pension increase to N705bn in four years   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Nigerian Tribune - Besides the increase of N422 billion in four years, the Federal Government has also commenced yearly provision of N10 billion for the Pension Protection Fund. The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Dr Ben...
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Appointment of Deepak Malhotra as a Director on Azure Power Global's Board   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: WFMZ-TV - NEW DELHI, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, announced that Deepak Malhotra, Director, Infrastructure, South Asia at Caisse de dépôt et placement du...
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Ivey on Poarch Creek Indians gaming plan: ‘Start it in the Legislature’   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alabama Trust Fund (United States)
Source: al.com - When we deal with gaming, we have to find a way to answer all of those questions. It’s why we are unable to pass a lottery.” Albritton’s proposal would have raised funds to repay the Alabama Trust Fund $184...
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Credit Suisse Sued by Libyan Investment Fund Over Bribery Claims   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here. The Libyan Investment Authority sued Credit Suisse Group AG in London after a bribery case as part of a long-running fight with U.S. and European banks over bribery...
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Malaysia Says Country Shielding 1MDB Fugitive Jho Low Refuses to Cooperate   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: New York Times - Low, also known as Jho Low, has been charged in Malaysia and the United States over the alleged theft of $4.5 billion from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), set up by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Low has denied...
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Direct lending risk growing, Canadian fund exec believes   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Pensions&Investments - "The bigger, more solid companies are closer to having access to capital markets, so there's a bit more erosion there because you have large direct lenders that are competing with each other," along with the big banks to offer...
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S&P assigns AAA to Temasek's US$20b debt notes   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Star - The rating agency said on Thursday Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd (AAA/Stable/A-1+) fully, irrevocably, and unconditionally guarantees the proposed notes. The proposed 12- and 30-year euro-denominated notes will mature in 2031...
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Russia to cut dollar share of its $125bn sovereign wealth fund   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: The Financial Times - Vladimir Kolychev, deputy finance minister, told reporters on Wednesday that Moscow wanted to cut the National Wealth Fund’s $45bn dollar holdings to mirror an earlier move by the central bank away from the greenback....
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Russia to cut share of U.S. dollar in National Wealth Fund, mulls other currencies   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: Reuters - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will reduce the share of the U.S. dollar in its National Wealth Fund and is considering investing in other foreign currencies including the Chinese yuan, Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev said on...
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CDPQ's president/CEO to resign in February   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Pensions&Investments - Michael Sabia, president and CEO of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Montreal, will leave the C$326.7 billion ($247 billion) pension fund at the beginning of February. The pension fund's board of directors has started...
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If Dr Google’s making you sick with worry, there’s help   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Conversation - Jill Newby receives funding from the Australian Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). She is affiliated with UNSW Sydney, and the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), which operates THIS WAY UP online...
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Deka Immobilien Swoops on 66 Eagle Street   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: TheUrbanDeveloper - Deka met price expectations for the 32,000sq m asset, which was offloaded by 50-50 co-owners Lendlease’s Prime Property Fund Commercial and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority made the...
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Malaysian Ex-PM Ordered to Enter Defense at His Trial   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: OCCRP - A judge has ordered former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter his defense against charges he embezzled billions from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state fund, the Associated Press reported. The charges nclude...
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Najib’s 1MDB trial postponed as Shafee and witness called in sick   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Sun - KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today adjourned Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) trial as his lead lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee and the ninth prosecution witness have called in sick....
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PPF 7800 index deficit improves in October, but worse than a year earlier   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Pensions&Investments - The total deficit of U.K. defined benefit funds covered by the Pension Protection Fund's 7800 index decreased to £103 billion ($133 billion) at the end of October, from a deficit of £149 billion at the end of...
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Canadian pension scheme CDPQ earmarks more cash for infrastructure   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of Canada’s biggest state pension investors, plans to potentially double its allocation to infrastructure to as much as 15% over the...
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Pension Protection Fund Bonuses in United Kingdom   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
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Michael Sabia announces departure from CDPQ at the beginning of 2020   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Business Insider - MONTRÉAL, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), announced today that after 11 years at the helm of the...
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Uber under fire after CEO calls Saudi writer's gruesome killing 'a mistake'   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Autoblog - Critics say Khosrowshahi is downplaying Khashoggi's grisly murder to placate one of the company's biggest investors. Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, known as The Public Investment Fund, holds about $1.9 billion worth of...
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Tag : Qatar Investment Authority   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
Source: Real Estate Weekly - Real Estate Weekly is the paper of the industry, and the longest-running real estate publication in New York City, published since 1955. Our print issue, published every Wednesday, reaches more than 30,000 readers in New York,...
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'a mistake' by the Saudi government   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Business Insider - Khosrowshahi did not attend this year's conference either, despite the fact that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is one of Uber's largest shareholders. "Did you not go this year because of the Khashoggi situation'" Dan...
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Temasek CEO Ho Ching urges businesses to take urgent climate action | Video   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching said businesses have a "frontline" responsibility to protect natural resources and the environment. The company will report its water and electricity consumption, as well as air miles, starting this...
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CDPQ president/CEO Sabia to leave in Feb ’20   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: PE Hub - Michael Sabia, president and CEO of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, will be leaving the company at the beginning of February 2020. Sabia will lead the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public...
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3G Capital joins bids for Thyssenkrupp elevators   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: Arabian Business - Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and a separate consortium of Advent International, Cinven and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority lodged their own bids, said the people. Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. has also been considering an...
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