ORION CAPITAL ASIA provides loans to middle market businesses in Asia-Pacific that are owned by both private equity sponsors and local entrepreneurs.
In December 2020, the management team that spearheaded private credit efforts of Olympus Capital Asia since 2012 spun out from Olympus Capital Asia and rebranded the private credit business as Orion Capital Asia.
The team has deep experience investing in the Asia-Pacific region across economic cycles and Orion Capital Asia has demonstrated a strong investment track record built on direct origination, robust structuring, and prudent underwriting.
Subsequent to the spin-out, OMERS made an equity investment into Orion Capital Asia. The investment by OMERS will significantly strengthen Orion Capital Asia’s existing platform and accelerate its growth plans.
OMERS, founded in 1962, is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with CAD$109 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2019. OMERS is a jointly-sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers ranging from large cities to local agencies, and over half a million active, deferred and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, local boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children’s aid societies across Ontario, Canada. Contributions to the Plan are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS teams work in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe – serving members and employers and originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure, and real estate.