Vietnamese asset manager VinaCapital and global fund manager A.P. Moller Capital have set up a joint platform to grow and scale investments in transportation and logistics infrastructure in Vietnam.
The partnership will be majority-owned by a fund managed by A.P. Moller Capital, according to a press release.
A.P. Moller Capital is an affiliate of A.P. Moller Holding and was set up to manage standalone
alternative investment funds focusing on transportation infrastructure and energy in high-growth markets.
Part of the global integrated logistics major A.P. Moller Group, the entity is a value-add infrastructure fund manager focused on the logistics and transportation sectors.
VinaCapital, on the other hand, has a 20-year track record in the sector with investments in Gemadept and Transimex, as well as warehouses and industrial parks. VinaCapital has a diversified portfolio of over $3.9 billion in assets under management.
The investment platform seeks to build and scale a portfolio of assets that target top-quartile returns in a private capital structure.
“We are delighted to be building an asset portfolio that does well for our investors whilst doing good for communities in high growth markets – doing this in Vietnam with a committed and reputable partner like VinaCapital is a privilege,” said Dhruv Narain, Partner at A.P. Moller Capital.
“Our partnership with A.P. Moller Capital brings together two of the most experienced players in their respective fields and creates an investment platform that has the potential to transform the logistics industry in Vietnam,” said VinaCapital CIO Andy Ho.
With a population of close to 100 million, a consistent GDP growth rate of over 5%, and a strong and stable regulatory and investment climate, Vietnam offers clear high-growth opportunities in transportation and logistics, per the release.