Investing into Japanese data centres by funds and fund managers

Singapore continues to be a key choice for investments into Japanese data centres

Singapore continues to be a key choice for investments into Japanese data centres


Event information

Data centre activity has taken off in Japan, with the asset class quickly becoming a key investment target for foreign real estate and infrastructure investors due to high potential upside and an equity story that is very much reflective of (and further powered by) the current global environment. Singapore continues to be a key choice of fund domicile/holding platform for investments into Japanese data centres.

KPMG in Singapore and KPMG in Japan are pleased to invite you to join us for a Live Webinar on investing into Japanese data centres by funds and fund managers. Along with our guest speakers from Digital Edge DC and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Japan, our key objective is to share insights on Japanese data centres as an asset class for a growing number of foreign investors.

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Japanese data centres investments and the current data centre market in Japan;
  • Legal considerations of overseas investors/funds' investments into Japanese data centres; and
  • Commonly used Singapore to Japan investment structures for investing into Japanese data centre investments.

This webinar is complimentary, although early registration is recommended. Please indicate your availability to attend this webinar by clicking on the registration button below.

We look forward to welcoming you to this insightful webinar.

Should you have any queries, please contact Klenn Yeo at or +65 8819 6801.

Thursday, 18 November 2021

2.00pm - 3.00pm (SGT)
3.00pm - 4.00pm (JST)

1 hour

Live Webinar

Event Speakers

Anulekha (Anu) Samant

Anulekha (Anu) Samant

Partner, Real Estate and Asset Management, Tax
KPMG in Singapore

Anu is a Partner in the Firm’s corporate tax practice and is focused on the Asset Management sector. She has served a wide portfolio of clients, comprising mostly multinationals. She has been involved in advising a number of fund managers on tax efficient structures for their fund vehicles focusing on various asset classes and various geographies. Other than being heavily involved in the tax aspects of fund formation, she has worked with a number of fund managers in structuring downstream investments in the Asia-Pacific region. Anu has twenty years of tax experience working in Singapore, Switzerland and India, out of which more than 13 years are attributed to Singapore. 

Eugene Roussin

Eugene Roussin

Partner, Transaction Advisory Group
KPMG in Japan

Eugene is a Partner in the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Group. Since joining KPMG, he has specialised in providing transaction based tax advisory services to both foreign and domestic clients. His primary area of focus is on inbound real estate and infrastructure investment, including inbound investment into the Japanese data center sector. Eugene has worked with many of the largest investment banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, private equity funds and listed real estate funds to develop tax efficient real estate investment structures. In addition, his expertise includes ongoing Japanese tax advisory for investments coming into Japan, J-REITs, tax model review, and due diligence on potential acquisitions. Eugene has been in Japan for more than 18 years and is fluent in Japanese.

Kei Furuta

Kei Furuta

Digital Edge DC

Kei has over 30 years of experience in international business, and over 20 years in the technology and digital infrastructure business. During that period, he spent over 10 years leading Equinix’s North Asia business, and is now President of Digital Edge DC. He also serves on the Japanese government’s advisory board for Digital Infrastructure (DC, Subsea cable, Sustainable Energy).

Makoto (Mack) Saito

Makoto (Mack) Saito

Partner, Real Estate and Finance
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo, Japan

Mack is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. His practice focuses on real estate, real estate finance and project finance. He has vast experiences in development and financing transactions involving hotels, data centers and health care facilities. He earned an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo in 1999 and an LL.M. from University of Michigan Law School in 2006.

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