Real Estate Acquisition Financing

 

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Sole Financial Adviser
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Union Investment

Sole Financial Adviser

Kempen & Co acted as Sole Financial Advisor in Union Investment's acquisition financing

Kempen & Co acted as Sole Financial Advisor to Union Investment Real Estate GmbH ("Union Investment") in securing debt facilities to support the acquisition of Smartlog Venray: a 91,000 sqm fully-let, high-quality, newly built and energy-efficient e-fulfilment center

Transaction highlights

  • Union Investment acquired the large logistics center for approximately €85 million in September 2021 from DHG, a top-tier logistical real estate developer. Closing of the share-deal transaction occurred in November 2021
  • The logistics center is fully let to end-to-end fashion retail logistics provider Clipper Logistics as well as Chinese e-commerce and logistics giant Jingdong Logistics
  • The center benefits from its strategic location in Venray— a prime logistics region in the Netherlands
  • The property, which was built in 2021, benefits from long-term leases with blue-chip tenants, state-of-the-art specifications and strong road accessibility
  • Stefanie Lehmann, Head of Treasury and Finance at Union Investment commented: “We are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of this prime logistics center. Thanks to Kempen & Co’s expertise and transaction management, we were able to successfully close the transaction within ambitious timelines.”
  • Guus de Haan, Executive Director Debt Advisory at Kempen & Co added: “Union Investment is a premier real estate investor with significant expertise across real estate sectors and strategies. We are delighted to have assisted Union Investment once again in realizing its growth ambitions. We congratulate Union Investment with this successful outcome and look forward to continue working together.”

 Kempen & Co Corporate Finance & Debt Advisory credentials

  • Since 2020 to date, Kempen & Co advised on 80 transactions across different countries, representing a total deal value of c. €28bn in a challenging and unprecedented pandemic environment
  • This is another important transaction for Kempen & Co’s Debt Advisory franchise and we continue to support our clients active in the space
  • Kempen & Co successfully closed a wide variety of transactions, including public offers, sell-side mandates, fully virtual IPOs, bridge financings, hard underwritten rights issues and numerous follow-on ECM transactions as well as SPAC mergers

Contact

Dick Boer
Guus de Haan

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