In CY 2022, ASK makes cumulative exits of ₹1,000 crore
Mumbai, December 26, 2022 | ASK Property Fund (“ASK”), the real estate private equity arm of the ASK Group, announced an exit of ₹120 cr from Eldeco Centre. The exit amount was ₹120 cr and has achieved multiple of 2.54x and IRR of 21%. The project is a commercial development comprising of retail and office spaces in South Delhi.
Amit Bhagat, CEO & MD, ASK Property Fund said, “We identified this counter cyclical opportunity post demonetization and decided to capitalise on South Delhi’s robust commercial demand. The healthy returns are the outcome of entry point, asset, and partner selection. In a supply-constrained market, the acquisition of city-centre built to lease commercial development provided a rewarding exit.”
“Excellent metro connectivity, established neighbourhood, availability of public transport & social amenities are the primary reasons of robust demand in the area. New Delhi is an established office market. The city has a total stock of more than 12 million sq. ft. and stable vacancy rate of around 10-12%”, he added.
With the latest exit, ASK has made cumulative exits of ₹1,000 cr in calendar year 2022. It has been an eventful year for ASK Property Fund across fund-raising, investments and exits. They’ve raised approx. ₹800 cr and are targeting ₹1,500 cr by March 2023. Out of this fund, they’ve already committed ₹500 cr.
About ASK Property Fund | ASK Property Fund, [Registered entity: ASK Property Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (ASK PIA)] is the alternate asset investment arm of the ASK group set up to manage and advise real estate dedicated funds. The focus is on private equity investments in self-liquidating mid-income & affordable residential and commercial segments. ASK PIA has raised around ₹5,000 cr (US$ 800 mn) since 2009. And, investors include Family Offices, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNI), High Net Worth Individual (HNI) and Institutions.
About ASK Group | ASK is a leading player in the asset & wealth management business and primarily caters to the HNI and UHNI market with over three decades of presence. ASK has been a true believer in the Indian growth story. And, over the years has grown hand-in-hand with its clients across the globe. ASK is represented in India through its three key businesses: Portfolio Management Services & Alternative Investment Funds – ASK Investment Managers Ltd.; Real Estate Private Equity – ASK Property Fund; and Wealth Advisory and Multi-Family Office Service – ASK Private Wealth. It has over 25 offices and branches across India, Dubai, and Singapore. It caters to multiple asset classes and investors. Such as HNI, institutional, family office, pension funds, funds of funds and sovereign wealth funds. These are spread across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. ASK group manages assets over ₹79,500 cr (US$ 9.8 bn) as on November 30, 2022.