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 Abu Dhabi fund buys 31 Accor hotels in Australia for $740 million

adia-aus.jpgAbu Dhabi Investment Authority has acquired Australia’s largest hotels owner, Tourism Asset Holdings, for $740 million - adding 31 properties to its real estate portfolio.

The portfolio is and will continue to be operated by Accor and includes hotel brands such as Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget. The transaction was valued at about $740 million, the Australian newspaper and the Australian Financial Review newspapers reported.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD43.

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 Abu Dhabi investment firm ADIC buys stake in Tokyo property

logo-ADIC2.jpgA consortium of international property investors including Abu Dhabi Investment Council have agreed to buy a prominent Tokyo office building for $1 billion.

It will be Japan's biggest property investment including foreign investors since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The group, led by property investor Asia Pacific Land, includes Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Japan's Secured Capital Investment Management Co and C.V. Starr & Co Inc, which is run by the billionaire former chief executive of American International Group - Reuters is reporting.

Abu Dhabi Investment Council is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code EM01.

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 Abu Dhabi and Qatar funds front-runners to acquire 42 Marriott hotels for $1 billion

adia-qia.jpgAbu Dhabi and Qatar Sovereign wealth funds are front-runners to acquire 42 U.K.-based Marriott hotels for around $1 billion USD - the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Press reports Sunday said the Qatar Investment Authority, which is working on a deal with Blue Coast, an Indian hotels chain, had outbid the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, but that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority believed it could execute the deal more quickly. The auction, which has been running for several months, is expected to conclude in the coming weeks.

Qatar Investment Authority is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD44. ADIA is listed with the code BD43.




 US Paladin Capital and Abu Dhabi Invest AD to launch $100 million fund

investad-us.jpgUS private investment company Paladin Capital Group and Abu Dhabi-based investment company Invest AD have established a private equity joint venture that will channel investments into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Turkey.

The joint investment team has already identified a deal pipeline in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. (As DubaiBeat.com reported earlier, Invest AD and Japan's SBI Holdings has invested $100 million in Turkish private equity before.)

Invest AD is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD46.

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 Abu Dhabi Finance House to acquire CAPM investment

camp-financehouse.jpgAbu Dhabi investment firm Finance House is to buy privately-owned investment bank CAPM Investment to expand into investment banking and asset management - Reuters is reporting.

Under an agreement between the two parties, Finance House will acquire CAPM's investment banking and asset management licence, offering a premium of between 5 to 10 percent to the value of those businesses, one of the sources said speaking on condition of anonymity.

To see a list of investment firms from the Middle East similar to Finance House check our Middle East Investors Directory

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  Abu Dhabi's Qannas Investments to list on AIM and raise $50 million (January 2012)

  Abu Dhabi Masdar Capital to launch a renewable energy fund with Japan's DBJ (January 2012)

  Abu Dhabi firm Mubadala sells JBI unit to UK's Serco (December 2011)

  Abu Dhabi firm Agthia acquires water company in Turkey (December 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's Infinity Investments acquired stake in UK's biggest water company (December 2011)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm Mubadala helping Sony for EMI bid (October 2011)

  Abu Dhabi firm invests $2.5 million in two online gaming firms (August 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's DB Masdar Clean Tech Fund led investment of $38 million in California firm (July 2011)

  Abu Dhabi Capital Management closed its private equity fund at $45 million (July 2011)

  Abu Dhabi fund an investor in the $1.1 billion lease of Chicago's parking meters (June 2011)

  Gulf Capital launched a credit fund targeting $250-$300 million (June 2011)

  ADIA's Infinity Investments SA acquired stake in gas pipeline for $800 million (June 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's Invest AD and Japan's SBI Holdings to invest $100 million in Turkish private equity (June 2011)

  Ismaik's family office Marya acquired stake in German football club for $25 million (May 2011)

  Abu Dhabi investor in talks to buy stake in Norwegian gas firm (May 2011)

  Royal Group Abu Dhabi to invest $100 million in Chechnya (March 2011)

  Abu Dhabi's Alpha Investment sues Zynga for right over $12.87m shares deal (March 2011)

  UAE investor Mubadala to take full control of John Buck real estate venture (March 2011)

  Alqubaisi's Centurion Investment UAE acquired 40% of NMC group for $1 billion (February 2011)

  UAE's Crescent Investments entered into partnership with Russian power supplier (February 2011)

  Nexus Capital Abu Dhabi invested $100 million in Chinese lender (January 2011)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm buys stake in Brazilian investment bank (January 2011)

  Mubadala GE Capital reaches $2 billion mark in commitments in first year (December 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm buys stake in Australian port (December 2010)

  Abu Dhabi Mubadala to invest $100 million in Russian fund manager (December 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm to acquire 20% of NYSE-listed AerCap for $380 million (November 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investor interested to acquire a stake in Russia's ski resort (October 2010)

  Abu Dhabi Investors and Tesla Motors IPO (July 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm acquired 4.99% stake in UniCredit worth $2.3 billion (June 2010)

  Al Bashayer Investment Company starts its operations in Abu Dhabi (June 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm Mubadala to develop luxury resort in Maldives (April 2010)

  UAE Investors acquired 9% stake in a NYC merchant bank (March 2010)

  Abu Dhabi Invest Ad raising $400 million private equity fund (March 2010)

  Gulf Capital closes its latest fund at $533 million (March 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investors acquired 75.1% stake in Greek Skaramangas shipyards (March 2010)

  Abu Dhabi Investors acquired 15% stake at Gatwick airport (February 2010)

  Abu Dhabi buys 10% stake in Ultimate Fighting Championship (January 2010)

  Abu Dhabi investors sold their Bangladesh telecom stake (December 2009)

  Abu Dhabi investors acquired 10.8% of Hyatt Hotels (December 2009)

  Middle East private equity firms have $11-$13 billion to invest (December 2009)

  Abu Dhabi fund invested $75 million in Turkey's logistics firm (November 2009)

  Japan seeks investment from UAE sovereign wealth funds (November 2009)

  Al Ain International Group's Abu Dhabi MAR to invest in German shipbuilding firm (November 2009)

  Abu Dhabi invested in California-based private jet firm (November 2009)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm plans $1 billion acquisitions - WSJ (October 2009)

  Abu Dhabi investment firm launches $400 million private equity fund (October 2009)

  Abu Dhabi invested in Vevo, the US-based media company (October 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Investors invested $328 million in Brazil entity of Santander (October 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Investors to Buy Singapore's Chipmaker for $1.8 billion (September 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Investor bought English Premier League Club (August 2009)

  Abu Dhabi subsidiary firm buys Dutch oil firm for $404 million (August 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Investors fund to invest in European real estate (July 2009)

  Aabar Investments and Austrian firm establishing joint investment company (July 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Investors and Indian Conglomerate in Africa telecom venture (July 2009)

  CEO Middle East Interviews Gulf Capital CEO (July 2009)

  Invest AD attracted $100 million for its UAE fund (July 2009)

  Abu Dhabi groups ANC Holdings and Flag Holdings acquired 51% stake in Atlantis and Ski Dubai Contractor (June 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Buys 70% of a global industrial services company (May 2009)

  Abu Dhabi Buys Canadian Chemicals Company for $2.3 billion (February 2009)

  Abu Dhabi fund to finance 100 SME this year (February 2009)

  Sovereign-wealth Funds at Davos - The Wall Street Journal Preview (January 2009)

  The UK publicly traded company acquired Abu Dhabi firm for $19 million (January 2009)

  A $350 million end of the year acquisition by Abu Dhabi (January 2009)

  UAE in top 10 countries looking for information on Bernard Madoff (December 2008)

  National Bank of Abu Dhabi and UK Private Equity Group Launching a Fund (December 2008)

  Abu Dhabi firm buys AIG's Private Bank ($254 million) (December 2008)





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