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Tikehau Capital Partners with UOB-Kay Hian

Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group with c. €17 billion dedicated to Private Debt strategies, has joined forces with Singapore-based brokerage firm UOB-Kay Hian (“UOBKH”), the largest stockbroker in Southeast Asia with over 100 years of operating history in Asia, to launch a new private credit strategy.

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Both sponsors will be contributing US$50 million each in capital commitments to the strategy, demonstrating strong alignment of interest with investor clients. This new private credit strategy seeks to provide financing to mid-sized corporates across Asia Pacific. The focus will be on growth, working capital, and refinancing lending to borrowers in resilient and defensive industries.

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Tikehau Capital’s strong global institutional relationships and extensive track record in the private credit space, combined with UOBKH’s deep local networks, allow the new private credit strategy to tap on a unique nexus of sourcing and diligence channels. This strategic collaboration is in line with Tikehau Capital’s strategy to continue to expand its global footprint, particularly across Asia, deepening its presence in a region where it has 10 years of operating history.

Antoine Flamarion and Mathieu Chabran, co-founders of Tikehau Capital said: “As Asian markets demonstrate continued robust growth and positive structural shifts, there is an ongoing demand among mid-market businesses in the region for funding to enhance working capital and refinance existing debts. Our partnership with UOBKH will give Asian mid-market businesses access to alternative funding sources, whilst simultaneously offering investors a unique opportunity to engage with private credit as an investment class”.

About Tikehau Capital

Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group with €43.2 billion of assets under management (at 31 December 2023). Tikehau Capital has developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multi-asset and special opportunities strategies.

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