Our investments

Since Symphony was founded in 2004, it has invested in a range of companies in the healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle and branded real estate sectors. We take a long-term view of our investments, regardless of a business’s stage of development, in contrast to traditional private equity funds, which are required to take a shorter-term view.

We invest in all aspects of healthcare and healthcare-related services.

Our investments in the healthcare sector include Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust ("P-REIT") and IHH Healthcare Berhad ("IHH") formerly known as Integrated Healthcare Holdings Berhad.

P-REIT is one of Asia’s largest listed healthcare REITs; it invests in income-generating healthcare-related properties in the Asia-Pacific region, such as the buildings of Parkway's three Singapore hospitals that are leased back to Parkway on long leases.

IHH is the healthcare subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia.  It listed on the Malaysian and Singaporean stock exchanges in July 2012 and is one of the largest listed healthcare providers in the world by market capitalization.

Our hospitality investments include businesses that own and manage hotels, resorts and serviced residences.

Our principal investment in this sector is in Minor International Public Company Limited ("MINT"), one of the largest hospitality and restaurant companies in the Asia Pacific region.

The lifestyle sector covers a range of consumer businesses including, but not limited to, the food and beverage sector, and the media and consumer goods sectors.

Our investments in the lifestyle sector include C Larsen, an importer and distributor of high-end furniture brands. We sold our investment in AFC and Maison Takuya in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

Real Estate
We invest in branded real estate developments, from site acquisition to conceptualisation, design, development and marketing.

We have been positioning ourselves to capitalise on the investment opportunities offered by branded developments. In addition to Minuet's site in Bangkok, Thailand, we have invested in two hotels in a ski resort in Niseko Japan and have established a joint-venture with a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad to develop a country club and villa development on the south-east coast of Malaysia. We also have an investment in SG Land, a property development company that holds two office towers in central Bangkok, Thailand.  We completed the sale of our investments in four high-end apartments at One Central Residences, Macau, a premier residential and real-estate development, in 2012.