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KKR looks to strengthen Asian property team

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on . Posted in Investment Banking MC, Investment Banking News, News

Sarah Thompson, Anthony MacDonald and Gretchen Friemann

Private equity giant KKR & Co is seeking to bolster its Asian property business by hiring a dealmaker to work under regional real estate head Bryan Southergill.

KKR has approached local property advisers about joining the firm, which is making a worldwide push into real estate and credit.

Mr Southergill, JPMorgan’s former head of proprietary real estate special situations in Asia, is well-known in Australian property circles for his investments in Melbourne’s DFO and Meridien Retirement Living.

KKR has already poached Colin Zhou from Morgan Stanley to work with Southergill

Australian Financial Review