A handful of Korea's institutional investors, including Hanwha Life Insurance, Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance and the Korea Scientists & Engineers Mutual Aid Association, will acquire a 4.7-percent stake in Britain's largest energy grid operator National Grid.
An increasing number of domestic institutional investors are turning their eyes toward European markets, including Britain, as the yields from investments in American real estate and infrastructure are in decline.
According to industry sources on February 16, Hanwha Life recently invested 155 million pounds (US$193.6 million) to purchase about 2.7-percent stake in National Grid's gas network business. Hyundai Fire & Marine and the Korea Scientists & Engineers Mutual Aid Association are also set to invest 30 million pounds ($37.5 million) each in National Grid.
In sum, domestic institutional investors' combined stake in National Grid is estimated at 4.7 percent worth 285 million pounds ($355.9 million). Their investment in National Grid will be made in the form of participating in a global consortium which will purchase a 61-percent stake in National Grid for 3.6 billion pounds ($4.49 billion).
Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge Group closed the acquisition of a newly-built office building in Seoul for S$124.3 million ($92.3 million) this week, in what appears to be an opportunistic investment. Ascendas sees long-term potential in the 19,578-square-meter ICON Yeoksam tower, built in&hellip
The Military Mutual Aid Association, the Employment Insurance Fund and an unidentified South Korean institutional investor have committed a total of $110 million to LaSalle Investment Management’s 804 million-pound ($1 billion) debt fund focusing on the UK and western Europe.&hellip
Private equity firm KKR & Co. and the Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) have put two commercial buildings in South Korea up for sale separately, in transactions expected to fetch a combined $1 billion and in what would be KKR’s&hellip