Turnabout Time: Ardian Allocates $2.5 Billion to SWF Mubadala

May 03, 2017 by Loch Adamson

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Last week, Mubadala Capital, the investment arm of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co., secured a $2.5 billion investment from Ardian, a French private equity giant; the Qatar Investment Authority is considering making more passive investments; and Oman is studying the potential advantages of merging two of its sovereign wealth funds in light of the ongoing oil price slump. Mubadala Secures $2.5 Billion Investment from France’s Ardian In a surprising reversal of typical client-investor relations, Mubadala Capital, the investment arm of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co., revealed last week that it had secured a major allocation from a European fund manager, Ardian, which will be worth as much as $2.5 billion to the sovereign fund. Mubadala Development Co. already controls an investment portfolio worth $67.6 billion. The deal, a multi-faceted arrangement involving a sale of so-called secondaries, or some of Mubadala’s existing private…

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