Liger - Focusing on niche markets and emerging property trends across Asia

OVERVIEW

Liger Capital Management (LCM) is an asset management company specializing in the management of real estate investment trusts, real estate portfolios and private real estate funds in Asia.

We combine our finance and professional real estate expertise to maximize value while minimizing risks. We deploy several real estate investment strategies and focus on niche, distressed and deep value assets.

We undertake development projects that have solid capital gain prospects and maximize asset value through innovative capital structuring and business concepts. We strive to generate the best possible returns through creative marketing and appropriate positioning of the assets managed by us.

Our investment philosophy is one that advocates discipline. Capital preservation is a key principle, and we focus on strategies that are resilient to adverse economic cycles.

LCM has a management team consisting of seasoned investment and asset managers.

OVERVIEW

Liger Capital Management (LCM) is an asset management company specializing in the management of real estate investment trusts, real estate portfolios and private real estate funds in Asia.

We combine our finance and professional real estate expertise to maximize value while minimizing risks. We deploy several real estate investment strategies and focus on niche, distressed and deep value assets.

We undertake development projects that have solid capital gain prospects and maximize asset value through innovative capital structuring and business concepts. We strive to generate the best possible returns through creative marketing and appropriate positioning of the assets managed by us.

Our investment philosophy is one that advocates discipline. Capital preservation is a key principle, and we focus on strategies that are resilient to adverse economic cycles.

LCM has a management team consisting of seasoned investment and asset managers.

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ABOUT US

LCM was founded in 2011 and, after months of quantitative and qualitative research, formally established in early 2012.

LCM is driven by a vision to be the best-of-class investment manager, offering bespoke solutions and enduring value to its investors and partners.

We focus on emerging property trends across Asia such as gentrification areas around central business districts, community development, staff housing and the universal need for affordable living. By focusing on niche areas, pro-active management and seeking to create brands and concepts around our properties, we unlock value and generate superior returns for our investors.

Our investment philosophy is one that advocates discipline. Capital preservation is a key principle, and we focus on strategies that are resilient to adverse economic cycles.

Having analyzed the Asian real estate market and its investment opportunities, LCM has targeted the Philippines as the first country to operate in.

ABOUT US

LCM was founded in 2011 and, after months of quantitative and qualitative research, formally established in early 2012.

LCM is driven by a vision to be the best-of-class investment manager, offering bespoke solutions and enduring value to its investors and partners.

We focus on emerging property trends across Asia such as gentrification areas around central business districts, community development, staff housing and the universal need for affordable living. By focusing on niche areas, pro-active management and seeking to create brands and concepts around our properties, we unlock value and generate superior returns for our investors.

Our investment philosophy is one that advocates discipline. Capital preservation is a key principle, and we focus on strategies that are resilient to adverse economic cycles.

Having analyzed the Asian real estate market and its investment opportunities, LCM has targeted the Philippines as the first country to operate in.

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SOCIAL RELEVANCE

Social relevance is an integral part of our investment philosophy. In all our investments and activities, we seek to balance maximizing shareholder value and our contribution to society and the population at large.

LCM invests in distressed areas located near centers of economic activity. Our projects allow people to live close to their place of work, which increases productivity and diminishes the daily commute thereby diminishing CO2 emissions. Many areas are considerably gentrified through our projects.

LCM believes in maintaining best practices in environmental consciousness for all of our projects.

We believe strongly in honoring the host countries of our projects. We adhere to transparent and legal practices, and involve governing units where applicable.

Our goal is to make sure our projects benefit all involved; as such, we nurture relationships with the communities impacted by our projects.

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SOCIAL RELEVANCE

Social relevance is an integral part of our investment philosophy. In all our investments and activities, we seek to balance maximizing shareholder value and our contribution to society and the population at large.

LCM invests in distressed areas located near centers of economic activity. Our projects allow people to live close to their place of work, which increases productivity and diminishes the daily commute thereby diminishing CO2 emissions. Many areas are considerably gentrified through our projects.

LCM believes in maintaining best practices in environmental consciousness for all of our projects.

We believe strongly in honoring the host countries of our projects. We adhere to transparent and legal practices, and involve governing units where applicable.

Our goal is to make sure our projects benefit all involved; as such, we nurture relationships with the communities impacted by our projects.

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OUR TEAM

LCM has an experienced management team with professional backgrounds in asset management, finance, law, consulting and entrepreneurship. The team has over 40 years combined investment experience and has developed and managed a number of successful businesses in Asia.

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Mark Kooijman

Managing Partner

Mark is Co-Founder of Liger Capital Management. He was previously CIO and Managing Partner of Development Principles Group (DPG), which is a successful private equity firm in China with 4 offices and US$ 250 million in assets under management. Prior, Mark was Investment Officer covering Asia at FMO, the Dutch development bank, where he completed a series of investments and loans in Asia. Earlier, he was Vice President at Deutsche Bank (London) where he was responsible for fixed income products in Central & Eastern Europe and before that he was with ABN AMRO Bank (London) responsible for emerging markets structured products in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central America and Caribbean.

Mark graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with an MSc in Finance. During his academic career he was involved in various activities within the China Center for European Cooperation and he was also the visiting scholar (international finance) at the Fudan University in Shanghai. Mark is Filipino and based in Manila. He co-founded MicroSourcing (www.microsourcing.com) in 2004, a successful Manila based BPO company.

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Mark Kooijman

Managing Partner

Mark is Co-Founder of Liger Capital Management. He was previously CIO and Managing Partner of Development Principles Group (DPG), which is a successful private equity firm in China with 4 offices and US$ 250 million in assets under management. Prior, Mark was Investment Officer covering Asia at FMO, the Dutch development bank, where he completed a series of investments and loans in Asia. Earlier, he was Vice President at Deutsche Bank (London) where he was responsible for fixed income products in Central & Eastern Europe and before that he was with ABN AMRO Bank (London) responsible for emerging markets structured products in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central America and Caribbean.

Mark graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with an MSc in Finance. During his academic career he was involved in various activities within the China Center for European Cooperation and he was also the visiting scholar (international finance) at the Fudan University in Shanghai. Mark is Filipino and based in Manila. He co-founded MicroSourcing (www.microsourcing.com) in 2004, a successful Manila based BPO company.

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Steven Zwaan

Managing Partner


Steven is Co-Founder of Liger Capital Management and is responsible for the strategic and operational management leadership of the company. Steven is also a Co-Founder of Philippines Urban Living Solutions (“PULS”) and UPC Renewables Indonesia.

PULS is an owner, developer and manager of purpose-built young professional housing in the Philippines. PULS specializes in the development of rental housing communities under the MyTown (my town.ph) brand, in which young professionals can live, play, and walk to work.

UPC Renewables is a leading renewable energy development company, which is developing the first modern utility scale wind projects in Indonesia.

Prior to founding Liger Capital Management, he was Managing Director, Head of Private Placements, at Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. In this role he was responsible for origination, structuring, execution and distribution of bespoke financing transactions across Asia and Australia. Prior to that, he was with ABN AMRO Rothschild in Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam as an Executive Director in Equity Capital Markets.

Steven graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Masters in Law and studied Law at Florida State University, USA.

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Steven Zwaan

Managing Partner

Steven is Co-Founder of Liger Capital Management and is responsible for the strategic and operational management leadership of the company. Prior to founding LCM he was a Managing Director, Head of Private Placements, at Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong. In this role he was responsible for origination, structuring, execution and distribution of bespoke financing transactions across Asia and Australia. Prior to that, he was with ABN AMRO Rothschild in Hong Kong, London and Amsterdam as an Executive Director in Equity Capital Markets. Steven worked with clients as Emaar Properties, LG Electronics, Philips, KEPCO, Babcock & Brown, Telstra, Deutsche Telecom and Bank Mandiri.

Steven graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Masters in Law and studied Law at Florida State University, USA.

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Jelmer David Ikink

Partner

Jelmer is COO of Liger Capital Management. Prior to joining LCM he worked for Lehman Brothers as an M&A Analyst, and for McKinsey & Company as a Consultant in its private equity practice, among other things. Jelmer was an Investment Manager at China-based private equity fund Development Principles Group, where he was responsible for investment analysis, structuring, execution and monitoring.

He also worked as a Negotiation Instructor at Harvard Law school. Jelmer graduated with a Master in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the United States and has a BSc in International Business from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

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Jelmer David Ikink

Partner

Jelmer is COO of Liger Capital Management. Prior to joining LCM he worked for Lehman Brothers as an M&A Analyst, and for McKinsey & Company as a Consultant in its private equity practice, among other things. Jelmer was an Investment Manager at China-based private equity fund Development Principles Group, where he was responsible for investment analysis, structuring, execution and monitoring.

He also worked as a Negotiation Instructor at Harvard Law school. Jelmer graduated with a Master in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the United States and has a BSc in International Business from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

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Stanley Sieh

CFO

Stanley is Co-Founder of Liger Capital Management. He was previously a Managing Director at Development Principles Group (DPG) and responsible for deal execution, structuring, due diligence and portfolio management. He has in-depth knowledge in financial analysis and appraisal of financial assets. Prior to joining the private equity industry, he worked for international banks as well as multinational corporations where he has accumulated more than 15 years of investment and relevant experience in China.

Stanley graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BSc in Biology. He has further complemented his qualifications with a full-time MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a US CPA, a CFA and a LLB in China Laws from Peking University.

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Stanley Sieh

CFO

Stanley is Co-Founder of Liger Capital Management. He was previously a Managing Director at Development Principles Group (DPG) and responsible for deal execution, structuring, due diligence and portfolio management. He has in-depth knowledge in financial analysis and appraisal of financial assets. Prior to joining the private equity industry, he worked for international banks as well as multinational corporations where he has accumulated more than 15 years of investment and relevant experience in China.

Stanley graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BSc in Biology. He has further complemented his qualifications with a full-time MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a US CPA, a CFA and a LLB in China Laws from Peking University.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Manila Office
467 Samar Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Metro Manila, Philippines
T: +63 2 738 8640 | +63 2 738 8649

Hong Kong Office
Unit 6S 22nd Floor
Far East Consortium Building
121 Des Voux Road, Central Hong Kong
T: +852 2258 7068

Manila Office
467 Samar Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Metro Manila, Philippines
T: +63 2 738 8640 | +63 2 738 8649

Hong Kong Office
Unit 6S 22nd Floor
Far East Consortium Building
121 Des Voux Road, Central Hong Kong
T: +852 2258 7068

Manila Office
467 Samar Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Metro Manila, Philippines
T: +63 2 738 8640 | +63 2 738 8649

Hong Kong Office
Unit 6S 22nd Floor
Far East Consortium Building
121 Des Voux Road, Central Hong Kong
T: +852 2258 7068