China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund

China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund

Release Date : 2017-12-05 15:14:03

[Brief Introduction]

China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund (CAF) is a USD-denominated offshore quasi-sovereign equity fund sponsored by the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM Bank), among other institutional investors, under the direction of the PRC State Council and approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. The fund targets investment opportunities in infrastructure, energy and natural resources in the ASEAN countries. The establishment of CAF was led by EXIM Bank and approved by the PRC State Council. CAF provides capital supports to the outstanding enterprises in both China and the ASEAN region and enhance value for the sponsors.

[Founded Time]

It was formally announced by former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2009, and further approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2013.

[Investment Approach]

CAF's investment professionals evaluate each potential deal opportunity based on a comprehensive due diligence process that analyzes a company's financial performance, market growth potential, industry attractiveness and competitive position. Through close cooperation, CAF supports the management of investee companies to successfully implement effective business plans that include acquisition development programs, corporate capital restructuring, scalable expansions designed to leverage competitive advantages and strategies for improving overall operating performance.
Typical investment size of USD 50 to 150 million

Prefers minority stake investments

Adopts co-investment model with strategic investors

Diversified investment channels in equity, quasi equity and other financial instruments

Invests in both listed and non-listed companies either with majority assets located in the ASEAN region or registered in one of the ASEAN countries

Invests in both Greenfield and Brownfield projects at the company and/or project levels

[Target Sectors]


Toll Road


Container Port



Water / Wastewater

Oil & Gas Pipeline

Social Infrastructure

Energy / Power



Natural Resources

Industrial metals: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Precious metals: Gold, Palladium, Platinum and Silver

Plantation-related: palm oil, pulp and rubber



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