KKR-led consortium enters into a $650 million investment in Vinhomes

June 16, 2020 | 19:11
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A consortium led by KKR that includes Temasek, has today completed the acquisition of an investment in Vinhomes JCC, the leading integrated real estate developer in Vietnam.
kkr led consortium enters into a 650 million investment in vinhomes
The KKR-Led Consortium made a $650 million investment in Vinhomes

The KKR-led consortium has collectively invested VND15.1 trillion ($650 million) which translates into a 6 per cent equity stake in Vinhomes. Following the transaction, Vingroup JSC will continue to be the controlling shareholder of Vinhomes. KKR is making the investment primarily from its Asian Fund III.

The investment from the KKR-led consortium underscores the attractiveness of Vietnam as a regional investment destination with its strong development and growth prospects.

The funds for Vinhomes further emphasizes the attractiveness of Vinhomes as an investment opportunity given its position as Vietnam’s leading integrated real estate platform with unparalleled execution capabilities, access to sizeable land, and significant growth opportunities in residential, commercial, and industrial real estate.

Ashish Shastry, co-head of private equity for KKR Asia Pacific and head of Southeast Asia, said “We are truly honoured to have the opportunity to support a successful, leading business like Vinhomes which is an integral part of the consumer services ecosystem within the Vingroup family. This investment exemplifies the type of platinum brands and management teams KKR is looking to work with in Southeast Asia. Today’s announcement further underscores our strong commitment to Vietnam, where KKR has been active and present for nearly a decade.”

Nguyen Dieu Linh, chairwoman of Vinhomes said, “We are pleased to welcome KKR as a shareholder in Vinhomes, and believe that the investment demonstrates the confidence of international investors in Vinhomes, Vingroup, and the Vietnamese market. As a reputable, world-class institution, KKR’s expertise and proven track record of helping companies achieve long-term success will be valuable as we work together to enhance value for our shareholders.”

By Thanh Van

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