1. ASK Group exits from investment in ATS’ realty project for Rs 270 cr

ASK Group exits from investment in ATS’ realty project for Rs 270 cr

Financial services firm ASK Group, which had invested Rs 147 crore in ATS group's housing project in Gurgaon, on Monday announced exit from its investment for Rs 270 crore in less than three years.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2016 4:13 PM
ASk Group- ATS ASK Group, which had invested Rs 147 crore in ATS group’s housing project in Gurgaon, on Monday announced exit from its investment for Rs 270 crore in less than three years. (Reuters image for representation only)

Financial services firm ASK Group, which had invested Rs 147 crore in ATS group’s housing project in Gurgaon, on Monday announced exit from its investment for Rs 270 crore in less than three years.

ASK Property Investment Advisors (ASKPIA), the real-estate private equity arm of ASK Group, on Monday said that this is the sixth such exit of its investments.

The group through its real estate investment advisory business manages Rs 3,800 crore and has committed Rs 2,200 crore in 21 projects.

“The exit of Rs 270 crore is from ASK PIA’s second domestic fund ‘ASK Real Estate Special Opportunities Fund’, in the ATS Infrastructures’ Gurgaon project ‘ATS Tangerine’,” ASK group said in a statement.

ASK Group had invested Rs 147 crore with ATS Group in July 2013 and in less than three years, the investment has fetched an IRR (internal rate of return) of 25 per cent and a multiple of 1.82.

This is the second exit from ‘ASK Real Estate Special Opportunities Fund’.

ASK raised its second fund in 2011-2012 which is fully committed in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and NCR.

“We have invested in six transactions with ATS and have exited completely in four. Our partner ATS has demonstrated an impeccable track record of delivery and quality with targeted timelines,” said Amit Bhagat, MD & CEO, ASK-PIA.

ASK Group MD & CEO Sunil Rohokale said: “This a yet another milestone achieved by ASK by returning almost 48 per cent of the second fund equivalent in just over four years.”

ASK funds have demonstrated exit track record of close to Rs 1,400 crore through its six full and seven part exits clocking returns in the range of 21-25 per cent IRR.

“Our strategy to stay focussed in mid size residential projects and in six metros i.e. Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad remains constant for future investments as well,” he added.

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