CVC Capital Partners ("CVC") is pleased to announce that CVC Asia Fund IV has entered into binding agreements to invest the USD equivalent of HKD 2,000,000,000 (subject to adjustment) of new capital for 25% in RKE International Holdings Limited ("RKE"). RKE is a subsidiary of RKI, a Hong Kong listed property development and infrastructure conglomerate.
RKE is a leading toll road operator in China with a portfolio of five expressways spanning 340km and strategically located in important economic corridors across four provinces.
William Zen, Chairman of RKE, said: "Today is an important milestone in the further development of RKE. CVC Capital Partners is a leading global private equity firm with an outstanding regional network and track record, and we are confident that this partnership will help us further our expansion opportunities in China and across South East Asia."
Kevin Xu, Managing Director at CVC, added: "RKE is a leading toll road operator with a strong portfolio and good growth prospects. We have great admiration for the chairman William Zen and his vision to grow the company further. We are very excited about the opportunity to work with him to take RKE to the next level".