UAE's Mubadala, France's CDC launch $413m investment fund

New vehicle will invest in a wide range of sectors in France; will mainly target equity stakes in private companies
UAE's Mubadala, France's CDC launch $413m investment fund
By Reuters
Tue 25 Mar 2014 06:07 PM

Abu Dhabi state-owned investment fund Mubadala Development Co and France's CDC International Capital on Tuesday launched a 300 million euro ($413 million) investment vehicle to invest in a wide range of sectors in France.

The investments will mainly target equity stakes in private companies as well as other asset classes including real estate or infrastructure, a statement from Mubadala said.

Both companies have agreed to commit 150 million euros each for joint investments to be managed by senior executives from the companies.

CDC is a wholly owned investment arm of France's state-owned Caisse des Depots group dedicated to long-term investments with large institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds.

Mubadala, which has stakes in General Electric and private equity firm Carlyle plans to focus more on U.S. and European markets this year as those economies recover slowly, its deputy CEO told Reuters

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