2013-03-07 08:12:08 -
CapMan Stock Exchange release - 7 March 2013 at 9.05 a.m. EET
CapMan establishes a Nordic private equity real estate fund
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CapMan Plc has established its fourth private equity real estate fund in the
Nordic countries. The investment capacity of CapMan Nordic Real Estate (CMNRE)
is approximately €125 million after the first closing that was held on 6 March
2013. CMNRE invests mainly in properties with value-add potential that can be
realised through active management. The focus of the fund is in office and
retail properties located in the Nordic countries. The positive impact of the
increase in management fees as a result of the establishment of the fund is in
line with previously provided guidance.
Together with CapMan and the team, five institutional investors from Finland and
the United States have committed a total of €50.1 million to CMNRE at the first
closing of the fund. CapMan's and the investment team's own investment in the
fund is €8.1 million. Investments made by CMNRE are financed with an average of
50-60% debt financing, providing a current investment capacity of approximately
€125 million. Fundraising for the fund continues and CapMan expects to achieve
the final closing for the fund in 2014 at the latest.
The investment focus of CMNRE is office and retail properties with opportunities
in growth centres in the Nordic countries. The objective of the CMNRE fund is to
actively manage and add value to properties over a period of 3-5 years and then
sell. CapMan Real Estate's Nordic team consists of 20 investment and asset
management professionals in Helsinki and Stockholm. The fund's first investment
is an office building in Sollentuna in the Greater Stockholm area with Pfizer
and BMW as the main tenants.
"The Nordic region is viewed as an attractive location for real estate
investments due to its favourable macroeconomic environment in comparison to
Continental and Southern Europe. There is international demand for Nordic
private equity real estate investments and we are pleased to be able to offer
investors this opportunity. Our strong local team, which we are looking to
further strengthen especially in Sweden, is well-positioned to execute CMNRE's
investment strategy," says Mika Matikainen, Senior Partner and Head of CapMan
CMNRE generates management fees and carry according to private equity real
estate fund standards.
For more information, please contact:
Mika Matikainen, Senior Partner, Head of CapMan Real Estate, tel.
+358 207 207 616
Jerome Bouix, Head of Sales, Marketing, Investor Relations and Communications,
Senior Partner, tel. +358 207 207 558
Manager, Communications and IR
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
CapMan is one of the leading private equity firms in the Nordic countries and
Russia, with assets under management of €3.1 billion. CapMan has five key
investment partnerships - CapMan Buyout, CapMan Russia, CapMan Credit CapMan
Public Market, and CapMan Real Estate - each of which has its own dedicated
investment team and funds. Altogether, CapMan employs approx. 110 people in
Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow and Luxembourg. CapMan was established in
1989 and has been listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.
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