SINGAPORE - Singapore sovereign fund GIC has sold its entire stake in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre in London for £582.5 million (S$1.2 billion).
Norges Bank Investment Management, the sovereign wealth fund of Norway, is the buyer of the prime building in London's financial district, said GIC in a statement on Thursday.
This comes on the back of its acquisition of the RomaEst Shopping Centre - in which it already had a 50 per cent interest - in Italy on Monday.
GIC bought the 585,000 sq ft office property from Merrill Lynch in 2007 for £480 million, beating other investors such as Syrian-born tycoon Simon Halabi and Irish investor Derek Quinlan.
The Merrill Lynch Financial Centre was first purpose-built by the American bank, and is an award-winning building near historic St Paul's Cathedral.