Sinagpore’s ARA strikes deal to boost Venn Partners’ firepower

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By Owen Sanderson
15 Jan 2020

ARA Asset Management, a Singapore-based asset manager focused on Reits, has bought a majority stake in Venn Partners, a secured asset specialist investing in UK and Netherlands assets, in a deal which will boost the firm’s firepower in the mortgage and CRE debt markets.

Venn Partners has existing AUM and investment mandates of over £5bn-equivalent, split over private sector rental housing, commercial real estate debt, and residential mortgage finance in the UK and Netherlands.

But the firm has big plans, including a UK mortgage strategy it is raising funds for, expansion into ...

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