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  • Orion Partners
  • BNP Paribas Investment Partners
  • Real Estate Managers
  • January 6, 2016
  • $1 Billion

Seller Details

Orion Partners is an Asia-based, Asia-focused, independent alternative investment firm with over $1Bn in assets under management.   Orion Partners was founded in 2000 and is one of Asia’s first multi-strategy investment firms with offices across the region.  The firm’s professionals manage real estate and private equity, and are developing infrastructure credit and hedge funds businesses.   Orion Partners’ client base includes  institutional investors from across the globe, including pension funds, funds of funds, family offices and high net worth individuals.

Buyer Details

BNP Paribas Investment Partners is the BNP Paribas Group’s asset management specialist and an entity of the International Financial Services division of BNP Paribas.  BNP Paribas Investment Partners offers the full range of asset management services to both institutional and private investors around the world.  BNP Paribas Investment Partners has 3,000 employees in 35 countries, including around 700 investment professionals, each specialised in a particular asset class or product type, and has assets under management totalling EUR 509 billion*.
*Source: BNP Paribas Investment Partners, as at 30 September 2015, assets under management and advisory.

About BNP Paribas Capital Partners
BNP Paribas Capital Partners is the alternative investments selection and management specialist of BNP Paribas Investment Partners. Capabilities of BNP Paribas Capital Partners include selection, management, administration and incubation of absolute return and private equity managers for institutional clients, corporates, private banks and high-net-worth individuals. BNPP Capital Partners has EUR 5 billion of assets under management, advisory and administration, as at 30 September 2015.

Transaction Summary

BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, and Orion Partners announced a strategic partnership that brings together a leading Asia-focused alternative investment firm specialising in real estate and private equity.  

Under the terms of the transaction, BNP Paribas Investment Partners – through its alternative specialist BNP Paribas Capital Partners – will acquire a minority stake in a new partnership based in Hong Kong.  Orion Partners will continue to operate under its existing leadership and remain independent in all its businesses and investment decisions.

Going forward, BNP Paribas Capital Partners and Orion Partners plan to develop and launch new funds to meet growing client demand for Asia-focused alternative investment funds. BNP Partners Investment Partners and Orion Partners believe there is tremendous opportunity to provide these various alternative investment products to retail and institutional investors throughout the world using BNP Paribas Investment Partners’s highly-regarded platform and global distribution capabilities and Orion Partners’ local specialist expertise.
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