Deutsche Bank

Steffen Göpel


nstone Real Estate has acquired a former tea trading headquarters in Halle an der Saale that it plans to convert into more than 100 apartments for an undisclosed sum, it announced this week. more

14 Mar 2018 10:00 Investment


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Co-working is shaking up global office markets, following a record year for new co-working take-up, according to C&W’s ‘Co-Working 2018’ report, published this month. more

1 Feb 2018 10:00 Markets

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

Sold, Deal

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Swedish buyout group Nordic Capital is buying Alloheim, Germany’s second-largest nursing home operator, for about €1.1 billion including debt, from the Carlyle Group. Nordic Capital said it intended to support Alloheim’s management... more

27 Dec 2017 10:00 Companies


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It's only a few years ago since the German open-ended funds industry was in crisis leading to widespread liquidations – due to a lack of liquidity. The sector is suffering again, but this time for the opposite reason – a surplus of liquidity – as... more

22 Mar 2017 10:00 Markets

Jacob Lyons

REFIRE - Florian Glock

Pan-European real estate advisor and manager CR Investment Management and Oxane Partners, a UK-headquartered service company for alternative asset managers, have formed a new partnership to deliver systems and technologies to support CR's asset... more

26 Dec 2016 10:00 Companies

Volker Oehls - Situs

Situs Holdings

The deal had been brewing for several months and had been well flagged by the major players involved, but loan servicing and NPL loan management firm Situs has now bought competing debt advisory group Hatfield Philips International (HPI) from... more

21 Dec 2016 10:00 Companies

Deutsche Bank - Frankfurt

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Will Deutsche Bank need rescuing? It’s a question that is being asked as this big beast of global banking gears up to announce its third quarter results on October 27. With losses expected to be north of €600m (£534m), the backdrop is dismal... more

27 Oct 2016 14:00 German Miscellany

Michiel Jaski - IVG


As REFIRE reported in recent issues, Germany's erstwhile largest listed property IVG Immobilien AG has embarked on the sale of its core property portfolio under the flag of its new corporate identity as Officefirst Immobilien. Plans seem to be... more

9 Sep 2016 10:00 Companies

Dr. Andreas Aschenbrenner


Barely two months after buying Bilfinger's real estate services division for €1.2bn, Swedish private equity group EQT looks as if it is already looking for a new buyer for part of the business. more

30 Aug 2016 10:00 Companies

Commerzbank AG

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Samsung SRA Asset Management, a consortium of financial divisions of South Korea's Samsung Group, was named last week as the preferred bidder to take over Germany's Commerzbank's headquarters in Frankfurt, the tallest office building in Europe. more

26 Aug 2016 10:00 Investment

Michiel Jaski - IVG


Germany's erstwhile largest listed property IVG Immobilien AG has embarked on the sale of its core property portfolio under the flag of its new corporate identity as Officefirst Immobilien. The portfolio comprises 97 office properties, valued at... more

22 Jul 2016 10:00 Companies

Ulrich Höller - German Estate Group

German Estate Group

In the largest single German property deal so far this year, the Frankfurt-based German Estate Group (GEG) bought the landmark property IBC International Business Campus in Frankfurt for €400m in an off-market transaction. Property lender Berlin... more

29 Jun 2016 10:00 Investment

Ralf Klann - Bilfinger

Bilfinger Real Estate Germany

REFIRE met with construction and engineering group Bilfinger at the MIPIM, where the company has managed to snare - and hold on to - one of the best stands in the Palais des Festivals. Its extensive sunny outdoor terrace is ideal for up-close... more

13 Apr 2016 10:00 Companies

Vodafone - Eschborn

Florian Glock

US-based investor Apollo and German asset manager Publity have emerged as the buyers of the large German office assets forming the collateral of the Eurocastle 'Bridge' loan in the legacy Lehman Brothers Windermere X securitisation. more

28 Oct 2015 10:00 Investment

Money Euro Sale

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The London-based private equity group Kildare Partners has bought most of the remaining German commercial real estate and debt portfolio from GE Capital Real Estate for an undisclosed amount. more

12 Oct 2015 10:00 Companies

Brueckenrasthaus - Tank & Rast

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

The wheel is turning full circle for German insurer Allianz, as the consortium headed by its infrastructure arm has won the bidding for motorway services company Tank & Rast from the Guy Hands-led UK private equity company Terra Firma. Allianz... more

17 Aug 2015 10:00 Investment

Investment - Buyer

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Private equity group Cerberus has hired UBS to find a buyer for its German cash & carry markets after abandoning its original plan to list its retail division through an IPO. The assets, many of which are wholesale markets leased to Metro, are... more

13 Aug 2015 10:00 Investment

Tank & Rast - Lipperland

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Among those bidding for the German autobahn service area chain Tank and Rast, which is jointly owned by British private equity group Terra Firma and Germany’s RREEF Infrastructure Funds, is the giant China Investment Corp. more

13 Jul 2015 10:00 Investment