Mirae Asset Daewoo announced on Dec. 26 that it has completed the acquisition of a new logistics center of Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce company, for $78 million.
The LA Corp. of Mirae Asset Daewoo that acquired the shares of the Amazon's logistics center alone plans to commercialize some of its shares and sell them directly to organizations and wealthy people in the U.S. Allianz, a global insurance company, has already participated as a priority investor.
The Amazon's new logistics center, located on about 30,000 pyeong of land near Atlanta, the southeastern U.S. logistics hub, was completed in July by USAA Real Estate Company.
"As Mirae Asset Group recently succeeded in making good deals in the global alternative investment market, suggestions of better conditions from global investment bank are coming in. We will take advantage of enhanced U.S. networks to acquire more high quality assets and introduce them to domestic and foreign investors," said Woo Yeon-gwang, CEO of the LA Corp. of Mirae Asset Daewoo.
The LA Corp. is building a localized IB business model to acquire excellent alternative investment assets in the U.S., while continuing to invest actively in trophy assets in the U.S. such as Four Seasons in Hawaii.
Investment assets are developed into financial instruments and sold to local investors. A Mirae Asset Daewoo official stressed that it is trying to establish a synergy business model by linking IB and WM business.