GLP has established a new China fund to invest in a port-based logistics park in Shanghai.

The closed-end GLP China Value-Add Venture III (CVA III) fund held a single closing to create a RMB4.5bn (€562m) fund.

Teresa Zhuge, executive vice chairman of GLP China, told IPE Real Assets the new fund was the group’s third China-focused value-add fund in GLP’s logistics real estate series.

She added that GLP CVA III is GLP China’s first RMB offshore-and-onshore parallel fund.

The first two funds in the GLP value add series, GLP CVA and GLP CVA II, have combined assets under management of US$4.9bn (€4bn).

“They are single-investor 2018 vintage funds formed with China Life and GIC respectively,” Zhuge said.

The latest fund is fully-seeded with GLP Park Lingang in Shanghai. Zhuge said there was further build-out potential in the asset, which was the “biggest and most advanced port-based” logistics park in China.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she said 2020 had been the largest-ever fundraising year for the GLP group.

“Globally, the company has added in excess of US$12bn in managed assets, with the launch of six new funds in its real estate and private equity strategies,” she said.

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