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SG S'pore tycoon acquires stake in Australian aged care provider

Property Here - Monday, August 19, 2013

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Singapore-listed investment firm GK Goh Holdings has acquired close to a 50 percent stake in Domain Principal Group, Australia’s third largest residential aged-care provider.

The 47.62 percent equity share was sold by two trusts run by AMP Capital for A$136.7 million (S$160 million).

The deal will see the Singaporean company and AMP Life owning equal holdings, with the remainder held by Domain's management.

The two companies will also inject A$25 million (S$29 million) each to support Domain’s growth.

Comprising 55 facilities, Domain has over 4,500 beds across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. During the financial year 2012-2013, Domain earned around A$16.5 million (S$19 million) with revenue at A$395.9 million (S$465 million). Occupancy rates stood at over 90 percent. 

“Demand for aged-care services will continue to rise for the next few decades in Australia,” said Goh Geok Khim, Executive Chairman of GK Goh Holdings, adding the Domain “fitted well” into the long-term investment portfolio of the group.


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories email