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Covid-19 hurts Suntec REIT's earnings but substantial owners Tang and Yang load up

Two of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Suntec REIT) substantial shareholders have spent around $16.3 million to scoop up sizeable stakes in the REIT earlier this month.


Cromwell Property Group fends off challenge by investor ARA Asset Management

(Nov 28): Cromwell Property Group has narrowly fended off an attempt by Singapore’s ARA Asset Management to get its preferred candidate onto the board, the latest tussle between the Australian real estate manager and its largest shareholder.

ARA Asset Management issues $300 mil perpetual securities

SINGAPORE (July 13): ARA Asset Management is issuing $300 million worth of perpetual securities carrying a coupon of 5.2%.

ARA major shareholder in 'irrevocable' undertaking to vote in favour of buyout

SINGAPORE (Dec 5): ARA Asset Management, which is going through a buyout offer made by a consortium including its founder, has received support from major shareholder Franklin Templeton.

Could ARA privatisation deal be first casualty of China's new foreign acquisition rules?

SINGAPORE (Nov 28): The privatisation of ARA Asset Management by Warburg Pincus, AVIC Trust, Straits Trading and ARA’s founder John Lim, could see a major setback as China’s State Council is due to announce new measures over the review of overseas dea

John Lim-led consortium mulls ARA Asset Management buyout

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): A consortium led by ARA Asset Management’s founder John Lim is said to be considering a buyout of the company, according to people familiar with the situation.


ARA posts 7% rise in half-year net profit to $36.5 mil

SINGAPORE (Aug 2): ARA Asset Management posted a 9% rise in 1H16 earnings ended June to $38.7 million from $35.4 million a year ago.
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ARA on acquisition trail sees most deal activity since crisis

SINGPORE / HONG KONG (May 20): ARA Asset Management, a manager of real estate trusts partly owned by billionaire Li Ka-shing, sees opportunities in China, Australia and South Korea as it prowls for deals with a war chest of as much as US$3 billion ($4.1 b