CPPIB, GLP set up $880 mln Japan logistics fund: Reuters

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Singapore’s Global Logistic Properties (GLPL.SI) have set up a 100 billion yen (US$880 million) fund to develop modern warehouses in Japan, their second joint venture in the country.

Growth in e-commerce has helped make warehouses around the world hot property assets. Helped by debt financing, the fund’s assets are expected to reach US$2 billion over three years, CPPIB and GLP said.

CPPIB, one of the world’s leading pension funds, has been active in logistics investments in Asia.

In December, it pledged US$1 billion in additional funds for a partnership with Goodman Group Pty Ltd (GMG.AX) that invests in Chinese warehouses and logistics facilities. In November, it and other partners unveiled an investment of up to US$1 billion in a separate venture in South Korea.

CPPIB and GLP set up their first joint fund for Japan in 2011 to invest in logistic facilities. GLP has US$8.2 billion worth of assets under management in Japan.

(Reporting by Junko Fujita in Tokyo and Elzio Barreto in Hong Kong; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

(This story has been edited by Kirk Falconer, editor of PE Hub Canada)

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