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Gaw Capital Partners USA hires ex-Lehman exec as senior vice president

17 Dec 2013

new york3_lrgHong Kong-based private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners’ US affiliate has appointed Ashish Gupta as a senior vice president for acquisitions.

Gupta will be based in the firm’s soon-to-be opened New York City office and will focus on investment opportunities on the east coast and in certain innovation-based markets such as Austin, Texas.

Prior to joining Gaw, Gupta served as a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers where he managed a debt and equity portfolio collateralized by around 30 million square feet of office space in the US.

Gaw said that Gupta and delivered an estimated $2.5bn recovery to Lehman.

Gaw Capital Partners USA currently has $868m of assets under management in 10 investments with a projected IRR of more than 20 per cent.

In October Gaw Capital held a $1.025bn final close for its fourth China real estate fund on its hard cap.

The new vehicle, which is the largest ever raised by Gaw, will target real estate assets which have “favourable risk-return profiles” in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region.

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