World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Among Reach Energy Investors

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Dateline 2014-07-24, Bloomberg Businessweek:

Malaysia’s Reach Energy Bhd. has attracted investors including Norway’s $890 billion sovereign wealth fund in an initial public offering to fund its acquisitions of oil and gas fields.

Norges Bank Investment Management, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, and Malaysia’s pilgrim fund will invest in the 750 million-ringgit ($237 million) IPO, Managing Director Shahul Hamid Mohd Ismail said in a July 21 interview. Norway’s wealth fund will own a substantial stake in the special-purpose acquisition company, he told reporters today.

Rising energy demand is spurring companies such as Reach Energy to buy and develop smaller oil and gas fields ignored by their larger international counterparts. Malaysia’s Sona Petroleum Bhd. (SONA), also a special-purpose acquisition company, finalized an agreement this week to buy a stake in two Thai oil and gas blocks of U.K.-based Salamander Energy Ltd. (SMDR)


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