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Investcorp looks East with office opening in Japan

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Investcorp will provide investment solutions in Tokyo and set the groundwork for real estate investing in the Japanese market
  • Tokyo office to provide global alternative investment solutions
  • Investcorp has 14 offices across the US, Europe, GCC and Asia

Investcorp has opened an office in Tokyo as it looks to capitalise on Japanese investment opportunities.

The Middle East’s biggest alternative asset manager, which managed $50 billion in assets as of December 2022, will provide global alternative investment solutions in Japan.

It will also set the groundwork for it to direct private equity and real estate investing in the Japanese market.

Investcorp executive chairman Mohammed Alardhi said: “We are looking forward to further expanding our base of Japanese investors and bringing new investment capital into the region, namely from the GCC.”

Hazem Ben-Gacem, co-CEO of Investcorp, revealed that Japanese investors currently allocate more than $2 billion of assets under management to its investment products.

Professor Heizo Takenaka, chairman of Investcorp Japan, said: “In an era of high inflation rate and volatile currency fluctuations, coupled with the ageing demography, Japan needs to promote foreign investments by sophisticated investors to improve the asset return.”

Investcorp has a strong global presence through 14 offices across the US, Europe, GCC and Asia, where it now has five offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore and Beijing as well as the new office in Tokyo.

In an interview with AGBI last month, Investcorp’s co-CEO Rishi Kapoor spoke of the potential of Asia. He said: “Regionally it is clear that Asia is on a generally solid foundation from a growth perspective, in terms of a macro outlook.” 

The Tokyo team will join Investcorp’s wider Asia staff that includes 40 professionals operating across the region.

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