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Equity Participation in Fund Investing in Infrastructure Projects in Southeast Asian Countries
Supporting Japanese Companies' Participation in Overseas Infrastructure Projects

  • Region: Asia
  • Infrastructures
  • Equity Participations
NR/2012-111
December 20, 2012
  1. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: Hiroshi Okuda) signed today, the agreements for equity participation in The CapAsia ASEAN Infrastructure III L.P., (the Fund), managed by Capital Advisors Partners Asia Pte. Ltd., (CapAsia), a fund management company in Singapore.
     
  2. The Fund is a private equity fund targeting investment in infrastructure projects in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. It focuses on infrastructure projects including in the power, renewable energy, transportation and  telecommunication sectors. Apart from JBIC, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., (BTMU), Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited in Thailand and Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG), a governmental institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, will also participate in the Fund as investors. In addition, The Rohatyn Group (TRG), the fund management company which is the parent company of CapAsia in the U.S., and CIMB Group (CIMB), a major financial group in Malaysia, will also invest in the Fund. With commitments from BTMU and JBIC of up to 25 million U.S. dollars respectively, the Fund will launch with an aggregate amount of 100 million U.S. dollars and is eventually aiming to expand its fund size to 350 million U.S. dollars.
     
  3. Through participating in the Fund, CapAsia, TRG and CIMB will identify new projects by making use of their existing networks. Additionally, BTMU aims to provide its customers with business relationships between the Fund portfolio companies as well as provide financial instruments to the portfolio companies and promote cooperation with Japanese companies. The participation of BTMU and JBIC in the Fund is expected to lead to strengthening support for the overseas expansion of Japanese companies and deploying Japanese overseas infrastructure business promoted under the cooperation between the public and private sectors.
     
  4. JBIC launched the JBIC Enhanced Facility for Global Cooperation in Low Carbon Infrastructure and Equity Investment (E-FACE)*1 in April 2011, and announced its support for strategic projects such as overseas infrastructure businesses and M&A projects, etc., by mobilizing private sector funding. JBIC will invest in the Fund, which focuses on infrastructure business and will thus be regarded as a supporting project under E-FACE.
     
  5. JBIC is committed to actively supporting Japanese companies in their efforts to maintain and improve international competitiveness by utilizing various financial tools.
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  1. *1 See Press Release on April 1, 2011
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