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Asia presents an untapped but complex direct lending opportunity

The sector is in its relative infancy in Asia-Pacific, with demand outweighing supply. Managers keen to participate would do well to note the vast differences within individual markets. Private Debt Investor Apr 1st, 2021 by Mark Cooper There is huge potential for direct lending in Asia-Pacific, though its size and heterogeneity mean a regional strategy [...]

2021-04-08T04:14:41+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

OCP Asia hits target, moves towards hard-cap

Private Debt Investor Feb 1st, 2021 by Andy Thomson The Hong Kong-and Singapore-based manager’s fundraising is progressing well as LPs eye Asia’s recovery from the pandemic. Hong Kong- and Singapore-based fund manager OCP Asia has moved past the $500 million target for its fourth private debt fund, according to market sources, and is hoping to [...]

2021-02-02T07:03:07+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Private debt finds its moment in Asia

Euromoney.com Nov 30th, 2020 by Chris Wright New funds are attracting some of the world’s biggest investors to Asian private credit. When, in September, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan agreed to invest $350 million with Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors to put into Indian private credit, there was a sense of Asia’s industry finding its voice. [...]

2021-01-27T09:03:43+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Asia set for private debt boom

Reuters Oct 16th, 2020 by Mariko Ishikawa SYDNEY, Oct 16 (LPC) - Money managers are ramping up fundraising across a range of private debt strategies in Asia Pacific as market dislocation triggered by the coronavirus pandemic sets the scene for a boom. Australia’s AMP Capital recently launched a mezzanine infrastructure debt strategy in Asia Pacific, [...]

2020-10-19T07:22:25+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Non-bank funds Young Rich Lister Andrew Welsh’s suburban play

Australian Financial Review Aug 18th, 2020 by Larry Schlesinger Young Rich Lister and former Essendon football player Andrew Welsh has added to his extensive landholdings in Melbourne's west after buying an additional 32 hectares to bolt onto his 3000-lot Thornhill Park housing estate. Mr Welsh told The Australian Financial Review he paid $23 million for [...]

2020-08-20T06:13:23+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

OCP Asia backs hospitality giant Mantle with $85 million loan

Australian Financial Review Feb 6th, 2020 by Sarah Thompson, Anthony Macdonald and Tim Boyd Asia-based alternatives manager OCP Asia is backing plans by Brisbane “hospitality king” Godfrey Mantle to turbocharge the growth of his Mantle Group, Street Talk can reveal. It is understood OCP has stumped up an $85 million line of credit to the [...]

2020-02-06T03:09:16+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Deutsche, UBS step up for National Plant & Equipment

Australian Financial Review April 11th, 2019 by Sarah Thompson and Anthony Macdonald There are two strong favourites to help float mining equipment company National Plant & Equipment. Street Talk understands investment banks Deutsche Bank and UBS are close to finalising terms on a $100 million loan to the company, in a deal arranged by boutique [...]

2019-04-12T01:11:10+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

OCP Asia refocuses on China funding gap

Private Debt Investor March 28th, 2019 by Adalla Kim A decline in 'shadow banking' has led to a reduction in primary lending and a growing funding gap in the People's Republic Private credit fund manager OCP Asia is refocusing on the corporate funding gap in China after asset management companies and ‘shadow bankers’ reduced their [...]

2019-04-01T06:54:57+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Pacific Star to take full control of Puteri Cove project for $26m

The Straits Times December 27th, 2018 Pacific Star Development (PSD) is buying out its joint venture partner in the Puteri Cove Residences project to facilitate the obtaining of a $70 million loan facility, the property developer said on Monday. PSD will face an outlay of $26 million to buy out Max Treasure, the partner in [...]

2019-02-13T09:27:00+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Credit managers factored into Asia’s growth

Private Debt Investor November 29th, 2018 by Adalla Kim As smaller companies in the region face liquidity constraints, non-bank lenders are coming to the fore with financing solutions, writes Adalla Kim They may have less than $25 million in EBITDA but that doesn’t mean small and medium-sized enterprises are less in need of capital. A [...]

2018-11-29T07:29:51+00:00 By |Uncategorized|