About Us

Property investment management with a focus on emerging real estate themes.

Our investment approach is highly specialised and thematically-driven. We focus on identifying early-stage property investment opportunities positioned to benefit from long-term economic and demographic trends.

We are independent and unconstrained by bureaucracy, enabling us to remain highly selective in the strategies we pursue and move quickly when opportunities present themselves.

Sniper Capital was established in 2004 and today manages and advises on a diversified range of property assets valued at over US$500 million.

Expertise

Operating in challenging markets has equipped us with extensive in-house capabilities across the entire real estate investment and development cycle.

Our core strengths lie in the key components of property fund management – acquisitions, project development, asset management and financial engineering. We are also highly experienced in heritage preservation.

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History

Sniper Capital was established in 2004 to capture the growth opportunities from Macau’s undervalued real estate sector following the liberalisation of the territory’s gaming industry. Our inaugural fund, South China Sniper Fund, was launched in 2005.

Since then our assets under management have grown to US$500 million across five funds – the London Stock Exchange listed Macau Property Opportunities Fund and four private closed-end funds, Sniper Macau Heritage Properties I, II & III and Sniper Portugal Properties I.

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History

Sniper Capital was established in 2004 to capture the growth opportunities from Macau’s undervalued real estate sector following the liberalisation of the territory’s gaming industry. Our inaugural fund, South China Sniper Fund, was launched in 2005.

Since then our assets under management have grown to US$500 million across five funds – the London Stock Exchange listed Macau Property Opportunities Fund and four private closed-end funds, Sniper Macau Heritage Properties I, II & III and Sniper Portugal Properties I.

2014
  1. Sniper Capital's total asset under management exceeds US$600 million
  2. Successful debt negotiations generate US$33 million cash for MPO
2013
  1. Bela Vista Property Management Services is launched
  2. Sniper Capital’s total assets under management exceed US$500 million
2012
  1. Sniper Capital’s total assets under management exceed US$400 million
  2. Sniper Capital establishes its third office, in Singapore
  3. Sniper Macau Heritage Properties II successfully closes its final round of fundraising
2011
  1. Net profit of US$19 million was generated from the exit of MPO’s entry level residential site, Rua do Laboratório
  2. South China Sniper Fund completes life, generating a 120% net return for its investors
  3. Sniper Macau Heritage Properties I is launched , absorbing South China Sniper Fund assets
  4. Sniper Macau Heritage Properties II is launched, with a focus on retail properties in heritage districts
  5. Sniper Macau Heritage Properties II secures two rounds of investor capital
2010
  1. Sniper Capital launches an ultra-luxury leasing campaign for Tower 6, One Central, rebranded as The Waterside
  2. MPO listing moves to the main market of the London Stock Exchange
2007
  1. MPO makes US$70 million of further acquisitions
  2. Sniper Capital expands its team to 15 professionals
2009
  1. Sniper Capital’s total assets under management exceed US$300 million
  2. In-house team is further expanded to 25 professionals
2008
  1. Sniper Capital negotiates its first investment in Mainland China, with MPO acquiring a US$45 million joint logistics and residential development site
2006
  1. Sniper Capital establishes an office in Hong Kong
  2. Macau Property Opportunities Fund (MPO) is listed on AIM, London Stock Exchange, raising US$200 million
  3. MPO acquires US$120 million worth of property assets
  4. South China Sniper Fund achieves full investment status
2005
  1. South China Sniper Fund is launched, targeting food & beverage properties in heritage districts
2004
  1. Sniper Capital is founded to pursue Macau real estate opportunities
  2. Macau office is established
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Leadership

Sniper Capital was founded by Tom Ashworth and Martin Tacon. Between them, they contribute more than 50 years of wide-ranging financial and real estate experience.

Martin Tacon

FOUNDER

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Tom Ashworth

FOUNDER

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Joe Shum

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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João Afonso

DIRECTOR – MACAU OPERATIONS

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Affiliations

Originating from Sniper Capital’s asset management team, and now the leading property management services company in Macau, Bela Vista Property Services provides a full suite of property-related services, including leasing, property and tenant management, asset enhancement, as well as asset marketing programmes.

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Headland manages the development process from inception to completion on behalf of private investment groups, private equity real estate funds and high-net-worth individuals. It has acted as a reliable and trustworthy partner for Sniper Capital in many of the company’s development projects.

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Taipa Village Destination Limited is an affiliate of Sniper Capital Limited, which has been leading the regeneration of Taipa Village for two decades and is committed to supporting and promoting this heritage district in tandem with the Macau government and local businesses and property owners.

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Careers

We believe that our people are our most important asset. We are always interested to hear from open-minded candidates who are seeking to work in a more flexible, entrepreneurial environment.
Please email your resume to careers@snipercapital.com if you wish to be kept informed of future opportunities.