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PLATFORMS

EXS originates and evaluates all investments, self-sourced through our deep personal network built up over two decades in the Asian markets

ONGOING PROJECTS

PROJECT VOYAGER

Mad Monkey is one of Southeast Asia's leading hostel operators, having organically grown across 6 countries since its founding in 2011. The Company successfully operates a unique & profitable experience-led business model, with a young and diverse customer base who seek to explore the region.

 

In partnership with EXS, the Company is expanding its presence across the region, building a strong tech ecosystem, and acquiring the underlying property to capture the full value uplift generated as a result of its strong guest traffic.

https://madmonkeyhostels.com/

PROJECT HARMONY

Harmony is the largest creative space provider globally, offering artists with space & tools to practice, create content and work towards monetizing their talents. The Company has 737 studios in 36 sites globally. EXS identified the opportunity to invest in Harmony with attractive upside for realization through turnaround and growth.

With our support, Harmony streamlined costs, stabilized operations, and is on track to restart growth and expansion with newly implemented revenue initiatives.
 

PROJECT ZOEYI

ZOEYI is seeking investment and business opportunities in the rapidly growing fitness, yoga, nutrition and wellness space across Asia. Established in Singapore in 2020, ZOEYI’s business development and strategy is led by Cora Lee, an ex-investment banker and recognized wellness expert, advanced yoga teacher and certified nutrition coach.

 

EXS is partnering with ZOEYI and sponsor integrated fitness, nutrition and wellness community ecosystem with physical spaces and online presence across Asia.

https://www.zoeyi.com/

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EXS TRACK RECORD

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PROJECT LEMONGRASS

Location

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Business

Luxury residential, office & hospitality real estate developer

 

Background
SonKim Land was established in 2007 as a boutique family run developer, part of the SonKim Group led by Chairman Tuan. 

During 2011 – 2013, Vietnam experienced a very difficult macroeconomic environment, and EXS saw a clear disconnect between the real economy and the capital markets. We formulated an investment strategy aimed at building a well-managed, leading real estate company in Vietnam and identified SonKim Land as the ideal local partner. Subsequently, EXS led three rounds of investment into the company over the course of six years, totalling US$184 million, facilitated the company to successfully develop multiple projects, and fortified their brand in the Vietnamese real estate market. Signature projects include Nassim, Gateway Thao Dien, and Metropole Thu Thiem in Ho Chi Minh City. Today, SonKim Land is one of the leading private real estate developers in Vietnam. EXS has since fully realized the investments and achieved strong returns to our investors. 

https://www.sonkimland.vn

PROJECT ARSENAL

Location

Tokyo, Japan

 

Business

Takeover of listed Tokyo residential REIT & REIT manager

 

Background

The residential's sponsor was badly hurt by the 2008-09 downturn in the Japanese property sector and was perceived as "weak"

As a result, the REIT units were trading badly, and punitive interest rates were imposed on the REIT debt by the bank  

 

While several other parties were interested in taking over the REIT, EXS successfully worked with the REIT sponsor’s CEO and senior management to close a deal where an activist investor acquired a large portion of the REIT units from the REIT sponsor and other investors to acquire an effective controlling stake

PROJECT BYBLOS

Location

China

Business

Buyout of distressed shareholder in residential development

 

Background

Property development business was restricted due to the distressed situation of the existing foreign shareholders

The company's management was looking to acquire full control of the company and expand the business 

EXS engineered a preferred structure and successfully led the offshore financing, enabling the management team to achieve their goal and providing investors with strong IRR and share of the additional profits 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TRACK RECORD

Shui On Land

 

Converted preferred investment into successful new China venture by leading Hong Kong developer

 

US$4 billion IPO in Hong Kong

Asia Broadcast Satellite

 

Created of leading Asian satellite company by combining experienced team + distressed satellite assets

 

Exit to PE firm via trade sale

Harbin Brewery

 

Consolidated many local breweries into regional leader for exit to global players

 

Sold to Anheuser-Busch

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Securus Data Property Fund

 

Led a Pan-Europe/Asia data centre fund; whose assets formed part of the portfolio of Keppel DC REIT, the first pure-play data centre REIT in Asia

50% stake in management platform sold to Keppel

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