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08.10.2022

Thompson Street Announces Minority Investment by Wafra

Thompson Street Capital Partners (“Thompson Street” or the “Company”) and Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”) jointly announced today that funds managed by Wafra have acquired a strategic minority ownership interest in Thompson Street. Thompson Street is a leading middle-market private equity firm based in St. Louis focused on investing in founder-led businesses in the healthcare, technology and business and consumer services sectors.

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08.02.2022

Contract Leasing Corporation Announces Acquisition by Wafra

Contract Leasing Corporation (“CLC”), a leading regional trailer and intermodal chassis lessor, today announced its acquisition by funds advised by Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), a global alternative investment manager. Founded in 1991 and family-owned and operated, CLC has been a trusted provider of trailing equipment and fleet management and maintenance services for over 30 years.

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07.18.2022

El Car Wash Announces Acquisition by Warburg Pincus

MIAMIJuly 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — El Car Wash (“El”), the largest and fastest growing express car wash operator in South Florida, today announced that Warburg Pincus has acquired the company from affiliates of Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), Audrose Partners, and Fireside Investments. The investment will support El’s continued expansion and its commitment to offering best-in-class services to its customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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07.12.2022

Hartford Investment Management Company Joins Constellation Strategic Committee

July 12, 2022–Capital Constellation (“Constellation”), the joint venture among leading institutional asset owners in Europe, North America and the Gulf, today announced the addition of Hartford Investment Management Company (“HIMCO”) to its consortium of asset owners and to Constellation’s Strategic Committee.

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Latest Research

SASB | Wafra - Leveraging SASB guidance to frame ESG integration in private markets

The paper highlights how Wafra incorporates financially material ESG considerations throughout the investment process to help drive the adoption of leading ESG practices not only among Capital Constellation’s investor entrepreneurs but also across their underlying investments.

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Q2 19: The Evolution of Pension Management - Building In-House Capabilities

Diversification into alternative asset classes can provide attractive returns relative to traditional liquid portfolios, but this comes with higher fees to third-party managers.  Pensions are developing new approaches to control fees and capture return; for large, established pensions, insourcing investment teams is an attractive solution.

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2018: Introducing Confidence Building Measures to PRI Signatories

Against a backdrop of increasing usage of ESG data from both investors and companies, there are debates over the quality and veracity of this information; this report explores the implementation of confidence building measures to negate these debates.

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Q1 2017: First Time’s A Charm

First-time private equity funds have seen a recent rise in popularity as the current low-return world is forcing investors to reassess their risk/reward assessments across asset classes and strategies within those asset classes.

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