M.K. Sinha, CEO of IDFC Alternatives, explains how the firm has been focusing on private equity exits, gradual accumulation of assets in infrastructure, and opportunistic openings in real...
Investments | 25 Nov 2015
KKR has signed up another partner for its India-focused real estate non-banking finance company (NBFC), with US-based investor The Townsend Group agreeing to commit capital.
Real estate | 12 Nov 2015 |
The private equity arm of India's Essel Finance has invested INR400 million ($6 million) across two housing projects by Mumbai-based developer Rashmi Housing, and will invest another INR350 million in a third project.
South Asia | 30 Oct 2015 |
IDFC Alternatives is preparing to launch its latest private equity fund soon, which will have a target of $400 million.
South Asia | 17 Apr 2015 |
BPE Asia Real Estate, the property-focused affiliate of Baring Private Equity Asia, picks its markets based on entry price per square foot. When investing in property developments, this is inextricably tied to land costs.
Fundraising | 01 Apr 2015
Baring Private Equity Asia’s real estate affiliate has closed its debut fund with $365 million in commitments. The first two investments have also been completed in South Korea and the Philippines, respectively.
Fundraising | 31 Mar 2015 |
Mercury Capital Investment, a subsidiary of Singapore-listed Mercurius Capital Investment, has teamed up with a Chinese real estate developer to launch a RMB500 million ($80 million) PE fund targeting urbanization projects in China.
Greater China | 31 Mar 2015 |
KKR has launched its second Indian non-banking financial company (NBFC), teaming up with Singapore’s GIC Private to focus on providing structured credit solutions for real estate developers.
Real estate | 08 Jan 2015 |
SC Capital Management has reached a final close of $850 million on its fourth Asia-focused property fund. The corpus represents a substantial increase on Fund III, which raised $530 million in 2011.
Fundraising | 12 Dec 2014 |
ICICI Venture is being sued by a group of 69 non-resident Indian investors who are seeking $103 million in damages from over alleged losses from a property fund run by the GP.
South Asia | 29 Oct 2014 |
Suning Commerce Group, China's leading home appliance retailer, has sold 11 stores to CITIC Securities’ direct investment arm Goldstone Investment for RMB4.01 billion ($655 million).
Greater China | 16 Oct 2014 |
The investment arm of global real estate advisor CBRE has announced a final close on the Asia Alpha Plus III (AAP III) Fund of $236 million.
Fundraising | 12 Aug 2014 |
India’s long-awaited real estate investments trusts (REITs) inched closer to reality as the government offered clarification on the tax status of the structures.
Real estate | 11 Jul 2014 |
Prologis, an industrial real estate investment trust (REIT), has raised another $588 million for Prologis China Logistic Venture, a platform used to acquire and manage logistics properties in China.
Greater China | 08 Jul 2014 |
A PAG-led consortium has acquired a portfolio of around EUR700 million ($954 million) in primary subordinated loans held by Commerzbank’s Japan real estate subsidiary, plus local operations and staff.
Real estate | 27 Jun 2014 |
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