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Colonial First State rebrands as First Sentier Investors

The rebranding coincides with the sale of the Australian fund manager to Mitsubishi UFJ, which closed last month.
Brisbane, Queensland

Pacific Energy recommends QIC’s A$470m take-private bid

A shorter time frame to completion and the prospect of an extra payment to shareholders helped QIC edge out a rival bid of the same value from OPTrust and Infrastructure Capital.
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SotD 2016: Politicians play the national-security card 

The Australian government’s decision to block two Chinese bids for Ausgrid drew a line in the sand for the land Down Under. 

QSuper’s strategy is all about bespoke relationships

Soon-to-be chief investment officer Charles Woodhouse explains why Australia’s second-biggest superannuation fund isn’t interested in asset-class silos.
Auckland, New Zealand

NZ Super-CDPQ Infra shortlisted for Auckland light rail

The NZ Infra joint venture will go head-to-head with government entity NZ Transport Agency for the right to act as delivery partner for the multibillion-dollar scheme.

Morrison & Co preparing sale of PIP Fund I assets in Australia, New Zealand

The sale, from its first Public Infrastructure Partners Fund, is expected to generate strong returns in what's seen as a hot PPP market.
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Australian superfunds’ infra returns fall in 2018-19

Unlisted assets, including infrastructure, continued to deliver solid returns for Australian superfunds but returns were down on 2017-18 as listed assets bounced back.

Is asset recycling making a comeback Down Under?

With growing scrutiny of rising debt levels in Australia’s state governments, the stage is set for another round of privatisations.

Australian election result points to continued inaction on energy policy

Right-of-centre coalition’s surprise victory means lower targets for emissions reductions and continued support for coal.

NZ Super Fund moves into North American data centres with CIM Group

The fund will invest $70m immediately in the company’s existing portfolio of six metropolitan data centres, with a further $45m available for future co-investments.
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