- Region: Asia
- Equity Participations
March 8, 2013
- The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Okuda) signed on March 7, the agreement for equity participation in Core Infrastructure India Fund Pte. Ltd. (the Fund), jointly managed by Kotak Mahindra Bank, Ltd. Group, a major Indian financial group, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a Canadian assets management company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).
- The Fund targets to invest in infrastructure businesses in such sectors as power generation, transportation in India, and will launch with an aggregate amount of approximately 90 million U.S. dollars with commitments from SMBC and JBIC of 22 million U.S. dollars respectively, and is eventually aiming to expand its fund size to 250 million U.S. dollars.
- SMBC will provide the support for matching Japanese companies with the investment projects and candidates, in addition to financing know-how (or knowledge) on infrastructure projects based on its track record. The participation of SMBC and JBIC in the Fund is expected to lead to strengthening support for the Japanese companies' overseas deployment in infrastructure business.
- JBIC will continue to actively support Japanese industries in their efforts to maintain and improve international competitiveness by drawing on its various financial facilities and schemes.