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Goodman and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increase equity commitment to their joint venture in China by US$500 million to US$2 billion

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Goodman Group (Goodman or Group) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are pleased to announce a US$500 million increase in their equity allocation to their Goodman China Logistics Holding (GCLH) joint venture (JV), with US$400 million contributed by CPPIB and US$100 million by Goodman.

With this increase, the JV partners have allocated a combined US$2 billion to invest in and develop prime logistics space across mainland China. GCLH was formed in 2009 with an initial equity commitment of US$300 million. This latest announcement marks the fourth equity increase by the JV partners since GCLH’s inception and will enable GCLH to further expand its portfolio in China’s logistics property market. 

As at 30 September 2014, GCLH has invested in 27 logistics projects in 10 Chinese markets including Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Kunshan, Chengdu, Suzhou and Jiaxing. The portfolio has an occupancy rate of 97% with a strong customer base. 

Greg Goodman, Group CEO said, “CPPIB is an important global partner for Goodman and we are delighted to further build on our well-established relationship. With this increase in equity allocation, our China platform will be able to expand its footprint in one of our biggest growth markets, where we continue to see strong demand for high quality logistics space.”

Jimmy Phua, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Investments Asia, CPPIB, said,“CPPIB’s additional equity reflects the success of the JV to date and the longstanding partnership we have with Goodman. The fundamentals of the Chinese logistics and e-commerce sectors remain compelling, which underpin the growth in demand for prime logistics facilities.” 

Philip Pearce, Goodman Managing Director Greater China added, “We have a strong pipeline of projects in China and are supported by extensive resources, quality people and access to significant land. Since the start of our partnership with CPPIB in 2009, we have steadily grown, expanding into new cities as our domestic and international customers continue to grow their businesses in China.” 

Goodman currently has approximately 800,000 sqm of developments underway in a number of key cities across China. It has a landbank of 4.3 million sqm, which will enable the Group to meet its development plans in China for the next three years. 

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For further information, please contact: 

Goodman  
Elizabeth Gualteri
Marketing Director, Asia (ex-Japan)
Tel + 852 2249 3173 / 9172 2855

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Jasmine Yap  Crystal Yip 
Co-Managing Director    Senior Associate Director 
Tel +852 3103 0108   Tel +852 3103 0106

 

CPPIB
Mei Mavin
Director, Corporate Communications
+44 (0) 203 205 3515, mmavin@cppib.com 

Linda Sims
Director, Media Relations
+1 (416) 868 8695, lsims@cppib.com 

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