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10.19.2022

Arden Group and Wafra Launch Venture Targeting a $1.0 Billion Aggregation of Industrial Service Facilities (ISF) in Top U.S. Growth Markets

Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), a global alternative investment firm, and Arden Group (“Arden”), a leading U.S. middle-market real estate fund manager, have announced a venture to acquire ISF properties located in in-fill sites across major markets in the United States. As part of this venture, the firms have closed on a portfolio of ISF properties, building an immediate presence in key growth markets, including Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Austin and Miami.

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10.18.2022

Wafra Acquires Controlling Interest in Mission Clean Energy

Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), a global alternative asset manager, today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in Mission Clean Energy LLC (“Mission”), a utility scale renewable asset developer. Alongside Wafra, Aggregate Power Infrastructure LLC (“API”), a clean infrastructure investor, will be investing in Mission.

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10.03.2022

Wafra Announces Strategic Partnership with Oak Hill Capital Partners

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wafra Inc. (“Wafra”), a global alternative investment manager, announced today that funds managed by Wafra have acquired a strategic minority ownership interest in Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill” or “OHCP”), a middle-market private equity buyout firm. OHCP utilizes a theme-based investing strategy, focused on services, industrials, consumer and media & communications sectors. Wafra purchased the stake in OHCP from an affiliate of Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

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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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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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