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GIC teams with Lime Rock New Energy for electric vehicle charging business Qmerit deal

Singapore sovereign wealth investor GIC has teamed with Lime Rock New Energy to invest in electrification and green energy transformation specialist Qmerit. The post GIC teams with Lime Rock New Energy for electric vehicle charging…

McLaren confirms GBP 550m fundraising led by Saudi Arabia, Ares

McLaren Group, a UK-based luxury car group, has agreed a GBP 550m equity fundraising led by Ares Management and Saudi sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Sovereigns set sail for ESG

Although the biggest issuers of all — the US, Japan and China — remain outside the market for now, sovereign ESG debt has gained real momentum in the past 18 months, as a growing number…

Investor engagement policy sees France through 30 year deal

France stuck to its approach of engaging with investors during bookbuilding to persuade them not to inflate orders for its second syndication in a row this week, when the sovereign brought a new 30 year…

AFT appoints new boss to replace Requin

Agence France Trésor, the French sovereign debt office, has appointed a new chief executive to replace Anthony Requin, who has stepped down after six years in the role.

GI Partners Closes Fund VI

Middle-market investor GI Partners has held an oversubscribed and above target closing of GI Partners Fund VI LP with $3.9 billion in total commitments. The firm’s earlier fund closed at its hard cap in November…

SSA trading looks good for France with next EU deal in sight

Sentiment in the sovereign, supranational and agency sector was broadly supportive on Monday ahead of a smaller than expected 30 year OAT sale on Tuesday and, more importantly, the European Union’s next slug of issuance…

Grafine Continues Team Build

Grafine Partners has hired Julie Fisher as a new managing director. In her new position with Grafine, Ms. Fisher will focus primarily on business development and investor relations. Grafine sources, screens, structures and invests in…

Novacap Closes its Largest Fund

Novacap has closed Novacap TMT VI LP (Nova VI) with just over $1.8 billion of capital. The new fund is the largest ever raised by Novacap. Nova VI was significantly oversubscribed and beat its target…

Sovereign's Acolin bolts on Fundbase

Fund distribution service platform Acolin, a portfolio company of Sovereign Capital, has acquired Switzerland-based market peer Fundbase from Nectar Digital Wealth.

Spain adopts moderate pricing approach to seal record 50 year

Unlike its last syndication in January, when Spain lost over €75bn of orders after an aggressive move in pricing, the sovereign took a more cautious approach on its return to the public market this week…

ECB debt forgiveness would unleash chaos

Calls for the European Central Bank to forgive the sovereign debt on its balance sheet may seem harmless, given that most countries are not expected to ever pay off the debt. But such a move…

Saudi Arabia’s $400bn sovereign wealth fund anchors new NBK Capital credit fund to first close

Saudi Arabia's $400bn Public Investment Fund has anchored the latest fundraise from Middle East private equity house NBK Capital Partners.

Private Equity – Year in Review and 2021 Outlook

2020 was a tale of two halves: during the first half of the year, global private equity deal volume fell precipitously, declining more than 20% relative to the same period in 2019; in the second…

Eurozone sovereigns extend curves amid red hot duration bid

Three eurozone sovereigns all extended their euro curves with huge order books for syndicated transactions this week in a sign of rampant investor appetite for long-dated debt.

Cyprus lures investors with rare positive yield for five year

Cyprus attracted sold demand when it hit the market for a new five euro benchmark on Tuesday. The trade was priced with a positive yield – a rarity for a eurozone sovereign bond in this…

Mexico diversifies as Taiwanese investors jump into Formosa

Mexico reopened the international bond market for EM borrowers on Monday as it issued the first Formosa bond ever from a Latin American sovereign is response to interest from Asian investors.

UK lining up green savings bond for retail

The UK is set to announce the world’s first sovereign green bonds for retail investors. The proceeds will help to finance projects aimed at achieving the country’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net…

Belgium, Finland, Cyprus line up after EFSF finishes for Q1

The euro public sector bond market has got off to a busy start to February. Three eurozone sovereigns have announced syndicated issues, while the European Financial Stability Facility made a €2bn intraday tap on Monday…

Sovereign Capital backs Zenitech

Sovereign Capital Partners has invested in digital consultancy Zenitech.

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