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Markus Hill

Markus Hill

Family Offices, private bankers and HNWIs also like to discuss topics such as asset allocation, product selection, fund boutiques and sustainability. “On the 16th of October the conference “Private Wealth Germany Forum” will take place in Munich. Read more

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Charles Kingston - REFIRE

REFIRE

Among its many claims to fame, Berlin is recognized as the home of the Currywurst and the Döner Kebab. These culinary delicacies have fanned out across the world, and their provenance as originating in Germany’s capital is not disputed. Read more

Opinion

Funds, numbers and figures

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Germany's eighteen open-ended real estate funds have been busy doing their housekeeping since the whole sector found itself back on a stable footing in the aftermath of the liquidity crisis and the introduction of new regulations guiding the sector. Read more

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Investment

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The search for attractive yields in the ‘lower for longer’ environment is likely to remain at the core of investment decision making in 2018, according to Suni Harford, head of investments at UBS AM, in UBS Asset Management’s... Read more

Investment

Florian Goldgruber - ADO Properties

ADO Properties

Several listed German property investors have been taking advantage of the ongoing strength of the German economy and particularly its residential housing market to tap the capital markets for fresh financing. These are unlikely to be the last deals Read more

Markets

Sara Seddon-Kilbinger

Sara Seddon-Kilbinger

REFIRE's senior reporter Sara Seddon-Kilbinger looks at the outcome of last week's UK General Election, and assesses its likely impact on real estate. Read more

Opinion

Bernd Vorbeck - Universal Investment

Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH

The Frankfurt-based Universal-Investment GmbH, the largest independent investment company in German-speaking Europe, has been acquired by British private equity firm Montagu Private Equity. Universal's existing shareholders, Berenberg Bank and... Read more

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Loan portfolio

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London-based Hatfield Philips International (HPI) gained the mandate for the servicing and workout of a big German loan portfolio, one of only a few such portfolios sold so far this year. The portfolio was sold by a German financial institution in... Read more

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Verkauf

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There was some excited talk at the recent MIPIM in Cannes about Italian insurer Generali's plans to boost its coffers by selling off a major property portfolio. The portfolio, known as Stardust, is valued at more than €1bn. Read more

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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

Investment

IPO

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The Berlin-based Ado Properties SA, a value-add residential real estate investor focused on the German capital, plans to raise at least €400m in an initial public offering this year. Ado, whose parent company Ado Group Ltd. is already traded in... Read more

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IPO

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The markets are in need of a good story, after the surge in German real estate companies’ share prices over the last few years, and that story is consolidation. Among existing listed companies, merger fever has gripped the markets. Read more

Markets

Peter Finkbeiner - TLG

TLG IMMOBILIEN AG

Now it’s official. After months of speculation, some of it public, the eastern German commercial property specialist TLG Immobilien announced that it plans to float on the stock market, with its launch set for before the end of this year. Read more

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Finkbeiner und Karoff -

TLG IMMOBILIEN GmbH

All the indications are that Lone Star Funds is pressing ahead with the preparation for the stock market flotation of subsidiary TLG Immobilien GmbH, with the IPO expected to see a share placing of upwards of €500m. Market rumours of a launch as... Read more

Investment

Mega Merger

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Whatever happens in the planned merger between the two German listed residential operators Deutsche Wohnen and Berlin’s GSW Immobilien AG, one shareholder in Deutsche Wohnen who won’t be around as it plays out is giant private equity group Blackstone Read more

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