HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank

It's down to just two contenders to buy the ailing state-owned HSH Nordbank as the protracted bidding process heads into its final phase, with the bank agreeing to exclusive talks with potential buyers J.C. Flowers and Cerberus in a joint bid. more

14 Feb 2018 10:00 Companies

Logistic funds

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Frasers Property Investments Europe, part of Singapore-incorporated Frasers Centrepoint (FCL), has made another significant move in expanding its footprint in Europe's logistical and light industrial segment by buying six logistics assets... more

13 Feb 2018 10:00 Companies

Commerzbank AG

Commerzbank AG

REFIRE met recently with Commerz Real, the Wiesbaden-based real estate fund subsidiary of Commerzbank, to catch up and get an idea of where the company sees opportunities in 2018. Our clear take-home message was the company's new focus... more

7 Feb 2018 10:00 Companies

Kruno Crepulja - Instone

Instone Real Estate Group B.V.

Instone Real Estate Group, an Essen-based residential development unit of Activum, is gearing up to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) this year, it announced this month. more

2 Feb 2018 08:00 Companies

Saul Goldstein - Activum SG

Activum SG Capital

Jersey-based investment group Activum SG Capital (ASG) has taken over Germany’s fairvesta Group from the Knoll family via its acquisition of a German office and retail portfolio valued at around €800m. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the... more

1 Feb 2018 12:00 Companies

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Giant German pension fund Bayerische Ärzteversorgung (BAV) is outsourcing the management of a €1bn global property portfolio to Deutsche Asset Management, the alternative assets investment arm of Deutsche Bank. more

31 Jan 2018 10:00 Companies


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German residential property developer Instone Real Estate Group confirmed this month that it planned to go public by listing its shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this year. The IPO, mooted to be for mid-February but almost certainly in the... more

29 Jan 2018 12:00 Companies

Rolf Buch - Vonovia

Vonovia SE

Germany's largest residential property company Vonovia is buying Austrian rival BUWOG in a cash deal which values BUWOG at €5.2b. The move will see Vonovia increase its housing stock from 350,000 to 400,000 units, and give it valuable access... more

12 Jan 2018 10:00 Companies

Oliver Schumy - Immofinanz

Mayr Melnhof - Karton AG

Austrian listed property group Immofinanz has finally closed the sale of its Russian retail portfolio to Russia's Fort Group for around €900m, completing its exit from the russian market, as has long been its stated corporate strategy. The move... more

8 Jan 2018 10:00 Companies

Stefan Ermisch - HSH Nordbank

HSH Nordbank

The highest bid from the three remaining bidders for the troubled Kiel- and Hamburg-headquartered HSH Nordbank is coming in at about €200m, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. Following an EU decree... more

28 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies