SonKim Land Corporation’s $121 Million Fundraise


Milbank LLP advised a consortium of investors led by EXS Capital, ACA Investments and Credit Suisse on its investment into SonKim Land Corporation, a leading developer of luxury real estate properties in Vietnam.

SonKim Land concurrently raised an additional US$13.5 million from Credit Suisse, for a total fundraise of US$121 million.

This financing is the third round of foreign investment in SonKim Land, following a $37 million investment from Hong Kong private equity firm EXS Capital in 2013 and a $46 million investment from EXS Capital and Japanese fund manager ACA Investments in 2016. Milbank previously represented EXS Capital and ACA Investments on their US$46 million into SonKim Land in 2016, a transaction which was recognized as the real estate transaction of the year by Vietnam M&A Forum 2017.

SonKim Land is the developer of award-winning luxury residential, commercial, and hospitality assets in Ho Chi Minh City and across Vietnam. The company will use the new funds to continue developing its pipeline of world-class properties throughout Vietnam.

The Hong Kong-based Milbank team was led by Global Capital Markets partner David Kuo (Picture) with associate York Wu.

Involved fees earner: David Kuo – Milbank; York Wu – Milbank;

Law Firms: Milbank;

Clients: ACA Investment; Credit Suisse; EXS Capital;

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Author: Michael Patrini