DBS Debt Capital Markets provides onshore financial advisory services and offshore capital-raising solutions to corporate and institutional customers in debt /structured capital markets. DBS is one of the key players in the Asian debt capital markets, having managed many significant deals for our regional clients including issuances of note, subordinated bond, convertible bond etc. In addition, we are the market leader in innovative debt structuring, including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), business Trust and different kinds of securitisation project. In the past two years, we have successfully launched three remarkable REIT Initial Public Offering (IPO) deals in the region; they are GZI REIT in Hong Kong, Central Pattana Retail Growth Property Fund in Thailand and Starhill REIT in Malaysia.
Our professionalism and accomplishment in structuring REITs are widely recognised from structuring some of the most complicated deals in Asia, including GZI REIT, Suntec REIT, Fortune REIT. We also led the launch of Fortune REIT Commercial Mortgage-back securities (CMBS) - the first HKD CMBS rated by a credit rating agency in 2000. In July 2005, DBS was appointed to be the joint arranger of Mapletree REIT IPO of SGD243 million - the first logistics investment trust that adopted the REITs format in Singapore.