A Peek into Peter Lim’s Investments

“Remisier King”, Peter Lim, made headlines once again a few days back. It was announced that he had tabled a bid for Spanish football club Valencia Club de Fútbol and would be willing to help clear the club’s debts of €306 million (around S$530 million) and provide a transfer fund of €50 million.

Back in 2010, he had launched a failed bid to take over the English football club, Liverpool. After which, he took healthcare operator Thomson Medical Centre private at S$1.75 per ordinary share, coughing out approximately S$400 million.

According to Forbes, Peter Lim has a net worth of US$2.05 billion (S$2.6 billion) and is the 5th richest Singaporean.

Let’s take a look at three publically-listed investments in Peter Lim’s stable currently.

Into the World of Fashion

The billionaire is the second-largest shareholder of FJ Benjamin Holdings  (SGX: F10), owning 11.43% of the fashion company.

The firm is involved in brand building and management, and development of retail and distribution networks for international luxury and lifestyle brands across Asia. FJ Benjamin manages over 20 iconic brands such as Tom Ford, Givenchy and Guess and operates 212 stores worldwide.

Currently, the company is priced at S$0.215, valuing the company at a historical price to earnings ratio of 49.

Into the World of Properties

Yanlord Land Group (SGX: Z25) is involved in high-end residential, commercial and integrated property projects in some high-growth cities in the People’s Republic of China. It is also into property investment and property management.

Peter Lim owns 5.85% or 114 million shares of the company.

Shares of Yanlord are currently selling for around S$1.24 and carry a historical price to book ratio of 0.7.

Into the World of Apple

Finally, we come to Epicentre Holdings (SGX: 5MQ). Peter Lim has a 5.21% stake in the retailer of Apple and Apple-related gadgets. The company was established in 2002 as the first Apple Premium Reseller (APR) in the region. Currently, it operates 9 EpiCentre and 3 EpiLife stores in Singapore and 6 EpiCentre outlets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The company has won many accolades, which include the Singapore Promising Brand Award (SPBA) – Promising Brands for three consecutive years from 2009.

Its shares are currently priced around the S$0.16 each and the company was loss-making in financial year 2013.

Foolish Wrap-Up

Peter Lim is also involved in other listed companies such as  Global Logistics Properties and Rowsley (SGX: A50). Rowsley, Peter Lim’s investment vehicle, in which he holds 49.6% of the company, is heavily involved in Johor Bahru’s Iskandar region too. He also used to be involved with the agribusiness Wilmar International  (SGX: F34), but had cashed out his stake in 2010.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned