Saudi Sovereign Fund’s Strategy In Focus

DUBAI, June 28 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has pursued eye-catching investments abroad within the last several years, part of reform programs to diversify the economy beyond oil and transform the country into a high-tech investment powerhouse. Now, the fund risks being pulled deeper into Crown Prince Mohammed bin SalmanĀ“s domestic projects, curbing its international ambitions and tying its fortunes closer to its home market, four sources familiar with its strategy said. Investments organized in six areas: Saudi equity holdings, sector development, real estate and infrastructure, mega projects, international investments and a “diversified pool” across global asset classes. Of the entire year PIF has more than 450 employees and is concentrating on 700 by the finish.

PIF had set a complete shareholder comeback of 4% to 5% and says it is on track to outperform that goal. 500 billion NEOM financial areas. Several new companies have been launched by PIF concentrating on areas such as refinancing mortgage, entertainment, e-commerce, waste management, military, private finance, and aviation of money.

10 billion, without specifying each party’s contribution or where the investments would be produced. 1 billion in nine joint projects. 2 billion in French, private money centered on renewable energy and medium and small sectors. 3 billion to Coface, the French credit insurer, for export financing. 16 billion investment funds, without elaborating on each party’s contribution. June 2016 5 billion. It was the fund’s first major investment and widely regarded as a signal of its new tech-focused strategy.

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2 billion, In November 2016 Reuters reported. No information has been disclosed about the offer. 100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund. Year This SoftBank’s leader said a “Vision Fund 2” would be launched that could again depend on the PIF as an investor. PIF agreed upon a memorandum of understanding with U.S. 40 billion finance focused on U.S.

1 billion in British billionaire Richard Branson’s space company Virgin Galactic and sister companies The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit. Branson this past year suspended his directorship in two Saudi travel and leisure tasks and halted Virgin Group’s discussions on the Saudi investment. PIF signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in December 2017 with U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, which acquired plans to create theaters in Saudi Arabia.

The value of the offer has not been made open public. 400 million stakes, but Endeavor pulled out of its offer with the kingdom in the wake of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. PIF announced a contract with U.S. Six Flags in April this past year to open a style park in Qiddiya entertainment city in Saudi Arabia by 2022. No financial details were disclosed. 5.33 billion. PIF’s stake size had not been disclosed. PIF built up an undisclosed stake of just underneath 5 percent in electric car machine Tesla, Reuters reported in August. The fund has not commented publicly on comments by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that the fund had expressed support for a potential deal to consider the business private. 1 billion in American electric carmaker Lucid Motors. Reporting by Saeed Azhar, Nafisa Eltahir, and Tuna Khalid.

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