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    1. December 7, 2014

      Dalian Wanda targets $3.9bn Hong Kong listing

      Dalian Wanda, China’s biggest commercial property group, will on Monday seek to raise up to $3.9bn through an initial public...

    2. November 14, 2014

      CVC finds creative ways to attract the biggest investors

      CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest buyout group, is setting up a separate private equity fund for its biggest investors...

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      The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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    1. October 23, 2014

      Kuwait to launch $5bn stake sale

      Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund plans to sell stakes valued at more than $5bn in three listed companies as the government...

    2. October 8, 2014

      Cautious mood pervades the sovereign wealth fund industry

      If a novelist were looking for examples of highly secretive, powerful institutions to provide a backdrop to their next...

    3. June 10, 2014

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi this year, in what would be one of the largest...

    4. May 9, 2014

      Blame the Fed for scale of tech stocks retreat

      On Tuesday Alibaba filed its offer memo for listing what could be the largest technology debut in history. Alibaba, which...

    5. April 1, 2014

      Ares hopes to raise $500m in IPO

      Ares Management, an alternative asset manager that oversees $74bn, has filed for a US initial public offering in a move that...

    6. February 17, 2014

      Italian state fund rejects accusations over private equity ‘distortion’

      The head of Italy’s €4bn state-backed investment fund has rejected accusations that backing from Rome is “distorting” the...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2013

      Betting big on the "New Silk Road"

      The Middle-Eastern Gulf states have had a huge swing towards Asia in trade but investment dinars have not followed to the...

    8. September 11, 2013

      Abu Dhabi plans to invest up to $5bn in Russian infrastructure

      Abu Dhabi is planning to invest as much as $5bn in Russian infrastructure projects over the next seven years in a move...

    9. August 6, 2013

      TPG looks for more time to spend key fund

      TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity companies, has taken the unusual step of asking investors in its $19bn...

    10. June 30, 2013

      Kuwait plans $5bn investment for the UK

      The Kuwait Investment Authority is seeking to invest as much as $5bn directly over the next three to five years in...

    11. June 30, 2013

      Kuwaitis build on commitment to UK infrastructure

      The pomp was impressive. The 400 visitors to the 60th birthday celebration of the Kuwait Investment Office at London’s...

    12. June 28, 2013

      Week in Review, June 29

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate team in the news: Donald...

    13. June 27, 2013

      CVC attracts pledges of €14bn in six months

      The rise of CVC Capital Partners into the top tier of private equity firms globally has been underscored by its latest...

    14. June 14, 2013

      Week in Review, June 15

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Stéphane...

    15. June 11, 2013

      LongRiver withdraws bidding interest in Severn Trent

      LongRiver Partners has withdrawn its interest in bidding for Severn Trent, following the UK water company’s refusal to enter...

    16. May 29, 2013

      Severn Trent taps into valuation

      When Severn Trent’s chief executive Tony Wray delivers his final set of annual results on Thursday, the usual questions over...

    17. May 17, 2013

      Week in review, May 18

      A round-up of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories, including stakebuilding in Sony and Google’s...

    18. May 14, 2013

      Severn Trent rejects offer from consortium

      The board of Severn Trent on Tuesday night rejected a preliminary approach from a multinational consortium led by Canadian...

    19. May 12, 2013

      UK probe over transition fees welcomed

      Investors have welcomed the probe into allegations that investment banks and asset service providers have been overcharging...

    20. May 2, 2013

      Buyout group Ares prepares for IPO

      Ares Management, an alternative investment firm with nearly $60bn under management, is preparing for a potential US listing...

    21. May 2, 2013

      Markets Insight: Gulf needs more hospitals than Hummers

      Kuwait City has built itself a fifth ring road and already it is chock-a-block at rush hour with Hummers and other gas...

    22. April 24, 2013

      Kuwait Investment Authority: Integrity and caution are no handicap

      The Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund, has long been known both for its integrity and cautious approach...

    23. April 14, 2013

      Kuwaiti group invests in $15bn project

      The Kuwait Investment Authority is investing in the $15bn Hudson Yards office property project in Manhattan in a deal that...

    24. November 28, 2012

      Macquarie raises $500m for UK projects

      Macquarie Group, the Australian investment bank, has raised $500m to invest largely in UK infrastructure projects in a move...

    25. November 25, 2012

      BlackRock eyes infrastructure debt market

      BlackRock, the world’s biggest manager of money, is to launch its first foray into the global infrastructure debt market as...

    26. October 8, 2012

      Qtel boosts stake in Wataniya to 92%

      Qatar Telecom has boosted its stake in Kuwait’s Wataniya, in one of the largest acquisition deals in the Middle East this...

    27. August 24, 2012

      Qatar Holding comes of age as it resists ‘Glenstrata’

      This week it has become clear that the $70bn merger between Glencore, the world’s biggest commodities trader, and the...

    28. July 1, 2012

      Qatar in spotlight over merger activism

      Qatar’s new-found activist approach to the $58bn merger of Xstrata and Glencore has further distanced Qatar Holding from its...

    29. June 10, 2012

      Asian funds set to bypass private equity

      When the Korean Asset Management Corp, which handled the auction for a minority stake in Kyobo Life, announced its preferred...

    30. April 25, 2012

      BlackRock in China Investment Corp tie-up

      China Investment Corp, China’s sovereign wealth fund, and BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, are set to launch a...

    31. March 27, 2012

      Sovereign wealth funds buoy banks

      Cash-rich Gulf sovereign wealth funds are seemingly the first port of call for European financial asset sales, proving...

    32. February 28, 2012

      China should open up markets to investors

      In the past few months, major investors including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and asset managers have applied for...

    33. November 23, 2011

      Mission to woo Mideast investors

      Britain has launched an ambitious effort to raise capital for infrastructure investment from oil-rich Middle Eastern states...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2011

      Foreign investors grow more concerned over Fannie and Freddie

      Asian and Middle Eastern central banks and sovereign wealth funds are increasingly anxious about the safety of their...

    35. October 9, 2011

      Fannie and Freddie debt fuels anxiety

      Asian and Middle Eastern central banks and sovereign wealth funds are increasingly anxious about the safety of their...

    36. October 6, 2011

      Volatile debut for Citic Securities in HK

      Citic Securities , China’s largest listed broker, fell sharply on debut in Hong Kong, underlining recent weak demand for new...

    37. September 16, 2011

      Top Chinese brokerage set for HK listing

      Citic Securities, China’s largest brokerage, is set to raise up to HK$15.13bn (US$1.94bn) for overseas expansion after...

    38. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2011

      BofA struggling to sell China bank stake

      Bank of America faces getting several billion dollars less for its stake in China Construction Bank, once valued at $20bn,...

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