Emaar MGF Land Pvt Ltd has formed a joint venture with French hospitality group Accor to build 100 hotels in India over the next ten years.
The joint venture with Accor - christened as Budget Hotels India Pvt Ltd plans to invest $300 mn.
The JV would create a supply of at least 10,000 rooms. The brand will be called “Formule 1″ hotels.
India is a key market for Emaar which plans to invest $1 bn in India. The JV is also looking at an IPO next year which will dilute some 5-10% of the equity. Evolvence India Fund had recently invested $41 mn in Emaar MGF.
Zodius Capital has closed first tranche of its second fund Zodius Capital II at R700 Cr ($110 Mn). The $500 Mn fund was launched in last year along with Alternate Asset Management, a subsidiary of Avendus Capital.