August 18, 2023, Hong Kong – Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners has been awarded ‘A+’ foreign currency long-term issuer rating with a stable outlook by the Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd (“JCR”). The rating reflects Gaw Capital’s presence in the Asian market, trust from its lead investors, ability to generate stable cash flow, and sound financial structure.
The A+ rating and stable outlook from JCR signifies Gaw Capital’s exceptional creditworthiness and stability within the market. It is a testament to the firm’s robust investment strategies, prudent risk management, and consistent delivery of value to its investors. The rating further strengthens Gaw Capital’s position as a trusted partner for investors seeking superior returns and long-term growth opportunities.
Goodwin Gaw, Chairman and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, said, “We are honored to obtain the A+ rating from Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. We are pleased to be recognized for our positive impact to the surrounding community of our investments through our dedicated asset enhancement initiatives and our investment diversification strategy in terms of asset class and geography. Japan is definitely an interesting market for us to explore more.”
Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, commented, “This recognition, as a significant milestone for the firm, affirms our financial strength, credit worthiness and stability, and our discipline in financial management. We are keen to build a stronger presence in Japan.”
Gaw Capital’s success is driven by its deep industry expertise, global network, and ability to identify and capitalize on market opportunities. The firm has a proven track record of successfully executing real estate investments across various asset classes.
Gaw Capital made its debut in the Japanese market back in 2014 through its initial investment in Hyatt Regency Osaka. This venture proved to be a triumph as it became the second largest hotel deal in Osaka, leading to a successful exit in 2016. Gaw Capital has expanded its presence in Japan across various sectors during the past years, encompassing office, retail, hospitality, data centers, and logistics warehouses. In 2022, the firm also accomplished the acquisition and privatization of a J-REIT.
As an A+ rated company, Gaw Capital is well-positioned to continue its pursuit of innovative real estate investment strategies and capitalize on emerging trends in the market. The firm remains committed to delivering exceptional results, creating value for its stakeholders, and contributing to the growth and development of the global real estate landscape.
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About Gaw Capital Partners
Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company focusing on real estate markets in Asia Pacific and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally.
Specializing in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and repositioning, Gaw Capital runs an integrated business model with its own in-house asset management operating platforms in commercial, hospitality, property development, logistics, IDC and Education. The firm’s investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, offices, retail malls, serviced apartments, hotels, logistics warehouses and IDC projects.
Gaw Capital has raised seven commingled funds targeting the APAC region since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund, a Growth Equity Fund and it also provides services for credit investments and separate account direct investments globally.
Gaw Capital has raised equity of US$23 billion since 2005 and commanded assets of US$36 billion under management as of Q1 2023.