Claire Milhench

Australia’s $6.7b toll road stake leads deal-making by sovereign funds in Q3

A consortium including CPPIB and an ADIA subsidiary, bought a 51% stake in Sydney’s WestConnex motorway project.

Sovereign investors face tougher dealmaking environment amid growing protectionism

Rising protectionism threatens to curb inward investment and stunt trade, suggesting private market activity may have plateaued.

Ant Financial’s record fundraising leads SWF investments in second quarter

Singapore’s GIC and Temasek, and Malaysia’s Khazanah were among those participating in the Ant Financial round, the biggest-ever single fundraising for a private company.

Emerging market startups gain favour with sovereign wealth funds

Fuelled by funding from sovereign investors, Asian venture capital funding rounds worth $100 million or more reached a total of $20.7 billion by April 21.

Mark Mobius launches emerging markets-focused investment firm

The firm will raise some $1 billion in about two to three years to invest in China, India, Latin America and other emerging and frontier markets.

Sovereign funds take part in record $42b of deals in Q1

Asian sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) were once again the most active, with GIC chalking up 14 deals

Emerging markets saw record PE deals worth $49b in 2017: EMPEA

On the fundraising side, emerging Asia led the pack with $61 billion raised. Of this, $9 billion went into just one fund – KKR Asian Fund III, setting a record for the region.

Sovereign wealth funds scoop up record emerging market IPOs in 2017

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Singapore’s GIC and the Kuwait Investment Authority were among the most active in fast-growing emerging markets such as India last year.

Sovereign wealth funds hike exposure to alternative assets: PWC report

Private equity was becoming a “mainstream” option for sovereign investors, with 61 percent of them holding it in their portfolios.

Sovereign investor dealmaking fell 24% in 2017 to $72b

The number of deals by sovereign investors, which include sovereign wealth funds and state pension funds, fell to 183 in 2017 from 198 in 2016.