History of Symphony's Investment Management Team 


Arral & Partners, one of Asia's first privately owned private equity investment companies, co-founded by Anil Thadani


Identified a young entrepreneur in Thailand and co-invested with him to build one of South-East Asia's leading hospitality, food and retail groups, Minor Group, which has now evolved into Minor International Pcl


Accomplished first-ever US IPO of an Asian company (Universal Furniture)


First fund raised with outside/institutional capital


Co-founded the Amanresorts chain of ultra-luxury resorts


Completed the acquisition of Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation, one of the largest private equity buy-outs, at that time, in the Asia Pacific region


Closed  one of the largest Asia Pacific private equity funds, at that time, raising US$170 million


The majority of the Arral & Partners team joined Schroder Capital Partners which became part of worldwide Schroder Ventures Organisation


Raised third regional fund of US$225 million -- Asia Pacific Fund II ("APF II")


Made one of the first healthcare investments in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the first private equity investments in India by acquiring a strategic stake in Apollo Hospitals, the largest healthcare business in South Asia at that time.


Completed the management buy-in of the Kentucky Fried Chicken ("KFC") quick service restaurant chain in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the Pizza Hut restaurant chain in Indonesia


Acquired a significant shareholding in Strides Arcolab Limited, a generic Indian pharmaceutical business


Raised fourth fund, Schroder Ventures Asia Pacific Fund ("SVAPF"), with regional focus (US$498 million)

Acquired a significant shareholding in Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited, another Indian generic pharmaceutical businesses

Acquired what was, at that time, the largest stake and effective control of South-East Asia's largest healthcare player, Parkway Holdings


Founded Symphony International Holdings Ltd ("SIHL")


Made SIHL's first investment, in Minor Corporation Public Company Limited. 


SIHL’s common shares listed on the London Stock Exchange on 3 August

Invested in Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust

Made initial investment in C Larsen 


SIHL acquired a 49 per cent. direct stake in Minuet Limited, a company which holds significant development land in Bangkok

SIHL made initial investment in AFC Networks Pte Ltd., the operator of the Asian Food Channel

Exited investment made in Parkway Holdings in 1999 by APFII & SVAPF, through sale to Khazanah Nasional Berhad ("Khazanah"), the investment arm of the Government of Malaysia


Sold SIHL's stake in Parkway, accumulated during the period 2008 - 2010, to realise 21.6 per cent. IRR 

Sold interest held by SVAPF in Strides Arcolab Limited

Sold residual interest held by SVAPF in Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited


Made SIHL's initial investment in a development property in Niseko, Japan

SIHL realised partial sale of development land held in Bangkok via Minuet


SIHL invested in a resort development in Malaysia with an affiliate of Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd, a hotel and destination resort investment subsidiary of Khazanah, the investment arm of the Government of Malaysia

SIHL invested in Integrated Healthcare Hastaneler Turkey Sdn Bhd, which is owned by Integrated Healthcare Holdings Sdn Bhd, the healthcare subsidiary of Khazanah

Converted SIHL's interest in Integrated Healthcare Hastaneler Turkey Sdn Bhd into shares in IHH Healthcare Berhad (formerly known as Integrated Healthcare Holdings Berhad) at the time of IHH's IPO in July 2012 

SIHL made initial investment in Privee Holdings Pte. Ltd., the holding company of Maison Takuya

SIHL completed the sale of all four high-end residential apartments held by SIHL in the One Central Residences development in Macau


SIHL sold its entire investment in AFC, which operates the Asian Food Channel, a 24-hour TV channel broadcasting food and lifestyle programming tailored to audiences in the Asia Pacific region


SIHL invested in the Wine Connection Group, a leading operator of wine themed food and beverage concepts in Southeast Asia