Oaktree Capital Group

Deal Vertrag

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Two other low-key deals attracted our attention recently, both involving companies known to be very discrete about their operations. In a sizeable transaction, US distressed asset specialist Castlelake bought a German retail portfolio comprising... Read more


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... Read more


Ernst Merck Str. - Alstria

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The board at Germany's first REIT, the Hamburg-based Alstria Office REIT AG has received a resounding 'yes' from its shareholders for the required capital increase as a prelude to its announced voluntary public takeover offer of fellow-listed DO... Read more


Sascha Klaus - Commerzbank

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Commerzbank confirmed earlier this month that it is selling a further two real estate loan portfolios valued at €2.9bn from its erstwhile Eurohypo subsidiary's legacy loan book. The first portfolio, with €2.2bn of European loans, is going to a... Read more



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The company, created out of the merger between listed Prime Office REIT AG and OCM Real Estate, a unit of US private equity firm Oaktree, expects to issue 50.2m new shares in a cash-raising exercise offering pre-emptive rights to existing... Read more


Prime Office REIT AG, one of Germany’s handful of REITS which is in the process of merging with OCM German Real Estate Holding in a move which will see the company lose its REIT status, sold one of its major assets, the headquarters of the... Read more


Merger Deal

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It now looks to be plain sailing for the proposed merger between Munich-based Prime Office REIT and OCM (German Acorn), the subsidiary of US private equity investor Oaktree, with both the recent Prime Office shareholder meeting and Germany’s... Read more


Office Building

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It’s been several weeks since talk of the merger first hit the headlines, and here at REFIRE we’ve been glad of a chance to mull over what the shape of the likely merged entity could be. In any event, it will take until the 21st August, the date... Read more