September 1, 2021, Hong Kong – Gaw Capital Partners ranked first in PERE’s APAC Fund Manager Guide, a ranking based on capital raised over a five-year period, which shows the top 50 fund managers in the APAC region. As announced by PERE, Gaw Capital Partners has raised equity of US$8.6 billion and commands assets of over US$25.6 billion in the APAC region over the past five years. Since 2005, Gaw Capital has commanded assets of USD$30.7 billion under management globally as of Q1 2021.
Gaw Capital Partners successfully closed two investment vehicles totaling US$902 million in commitments. The first vehicle will focus primarily on real estate opportunities across sectors and markets in Asia. The second vehicle seeks to invest in education platforms in major Asian cities with strong structural tailwinds supporting growth in demand for premium international or bilingual education. In addition, Gaw Capital Partners successfully closed the fundraising for its internet data center (IDC) platform, which targets to invest in a portfolio of projects in partnership with IDC developers and operators in Asia, bringing the total equity raised to over US$1.3 billion in 2020. Recently, Gaw Capital Partners also completed the final close of Gaw Growth Equity Fund I at US$430 million to invest in proptech and real estate-related operating companies that are high growth and highly scalable with a primary geographical focus on Pan-Asia.
Goodwin Gaw, Chairman & Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, said, “We are honored to receive this recognition from PERE, which is a reflection of our investors ongoing support, enabling us to succeed in fund raising, fund management and complete our creative value-add to our diverse range of assets throughout the Asia Pacific region. With a solid platform and dedicated team, we will continue to deliver excellent services and maximize returns for our investors.”
Christina Gaw, Managing Principal, Global Head of Capital Markets and Co-Chair of Alternative Investments at Gaw Capital Partners, said, “We are thrilled to be recognized by PERE as one of the best real estate private equity fund managers. The challenge of the pandemic certainly created more hurdles for managers to conduct fundraising. We would like to thank our investors for their ongoing trust in our capability in deal sourcing and dedicated asset management – it is thoroughly appreciated. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to PERE magazine for their recognition, and most importantly, sincere thanks to our professional teams for their dedication and boundless hard work.”
PERE Magazine is one of the most reliable publications in the private equity real estate industry. The ranking is based on the amount of private real estate direct investment capital raised by firms between 1 January 2016 until 31 March 2021 in the APAC region.
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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 six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC regions since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund, a Growth Equity Fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally.
Since 2005, Gaw Capital has commanded assets of USD$30.7 billion under management as of Q1 2021.