Chart of the Week: Infrastructure Fundraising in Asia-Pacific Bounces Back

Asia-Pacific infrastructure fundraising in 2013 recorded the first rebound after dropped for 4 consecutive years

Asia-Pacific infrastructure fundraising in 2013 recorded the first rebound after dropped for 4 consecutive years. The two largest Asia-focused funds closed in the period were Korea Infrastructure Investments Asset Management (KIAMCO) and China Life Suzhou Urban Development Industrial Investment with a combined closing size of approximately $3.9 billion. 

 

Although the market share of Asian capital raised in 2013 is still far lower than the peak level in 2009, we can see the region is drawing increasing attention as more Asia-focused funds were launched in the past few months, including Infrastructure Partners Investment Fund,Sailing and Yingli Renewable Energy Fund, Equis/Partners Group Japan Solar – Joint Venture, Fortress Japan Income Fund, etc. As of today, 39 of 185 funds currently in market are targeting Asia-Pacific