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The UK-headquartered RiverRock European Capital Partners has launched its first real estate mezzanine debt fund for German commercial real estate, raising investment capital from European and Middle Eastern institutional and family office investors. Read more

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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... Read more

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Autobahn Tank & Rast

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

The German autobahn service area chain Tank & Rast, which is jointly owned by British private equity group Terra Firma and Germany’s RREEF Infrastructure Funds, is now officially up for sale for a reported €3.5bn. However, contrary to what we... Read more

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Palais Quartier - Frankfurt

PalaisQuartier GmbH & Co. KG

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM), the alternative investment management arm of Deutsche Bank (previously known as RREEF), has closed its first senior commercial real estate debt fund, raising €500m. Read more

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Deutsche Bank

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Deutsche Bank subsidiary Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF) is launching a new €700m German open-ended real estate fund, the Grundbesitz Fokus Deutschland. The launch date is 1st October. Read more

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Apartments in Berlin

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Deutsche Bank subsidiary Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF) showed that it still sees upside value in the German residential real estate sector when it bought the Merkur residential portfolio from asset manager Corpus Sireo. The... Read more

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Eduard Zehetner

IMMOFINANZ AG

This last week saw the long-awaited IPO on the Frankfurt, Vienna and Warsaw Stock Exchanges of Buwog, the residential housing subsidiary of Austrian-listed Immofinanz. The initial placing was at €13.00 in Frankfurt and Vienna, where after initial... Read more

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Immofinanz - Zehetner, Riedl

IMMOFINANZ AG

The shareholders in listred Austrian property group Immofinanz gave the green light earlier this month for management to clear the way for the spin-off of the group’s residential subsidiary Buwog. Shareholders will receive one share in the newly... Read more

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Bull and Bear

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It’s been the biggest deal of the year so far in Germany, although at least two others are vying to take over that mantle – which we at REFIRE thought might even been concluded before the start of January this year, but no. First out of the... Read more

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IMMOFINANZ AG

IMMOFINANZ AG

Vienna-listed Immofinanz AG has been on a determined mission to fatten up its BUWOG residential housing subsidiary with new German housing, prior to its planned flotation on the German stock market next year, or a possible spin-off, while the... Read more

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DeWAG in Duesseldorf

DeWAG

A report by Bloomberg, citing four insiders with knowledge of the company’s dealings, suggests that the Stuttgart-based German residential real estate company DeWAG GmbH may be about to be sold by its American owners, the residential REITs Equity... Read more

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The Grand Hyatt Berlin

Hyatt Hotels

A measure of how far the German real estate market has developed as a magnet for international capital flows is the extent to which the world’s all powerful sovereign wealth funds now look to include prime German assets among their holdings. Read more

Investment

Deutsche Bank real estate subsidiary RREEF and its partner Prelios are reported by Bloomberg this week to be lining up the sale of the DGAG residential portfolio in northern Germany... Read more

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BauBeCon

BauBeCon

Listed Berlin-based residential property investor Deutsche Wohnen AG has called an extraordinary general meeting for December 4th to request shareholder approval for a further rights issue... Read more

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