||Investment Deal of the Year, CEE
|Name of deal:
||Acquisition of 16,35% stake in CA IMMO by O1 Group
|Value of the transaction (in EUR):
||circa. €300 million
|Seller, plus brief information about the company:
||CA Immobilien Anlagen AG - a Vienna Stock Exchange listed real estate company with a €3.5bn property assets
|Consultancy which advised Seller:
|| The seller was advised and assisted in the transaction by Citigroup and UniCredit Corporate Finance Advisory Team and it was supported by Deutsche Bank.
|Purchaser, plus brief information about the company:
||O1 Group Limited (“O1 Group”)-parent company of O1 Properties Ltd., one of the leading investment companies in the Russian commercial real estate market
|Consultancy which advised Purchaser:
The buyer was advised by Colliers International, Ithuba Capital, Goldman Sachs International and JP Morgan.
||Citigroup and UniCredit Corporate Finance Advisory Team - seller, Deutsche Bank-buyer
|Why this deal should be considered for the award:
||O1 Properties closed their first investment in Eastern and Western Europe. Colliers International’s cross border investment team advised on this ca EUR 4 billion portfolio located in over ten countries. O1 has become a new major shareholder in CA Immo. It has a significant expertise with commercial real estate and it is known as a very professional real estate investor with a profound understanding of the premium office real estate arena and will contribute experience gained from the dynamic and sustainable growth that it has achieved in its own market. O1 Group and its subsidiary O1 Properties have built an enviable reputation and all shareholders will benefit from the insights and stability of having a leading industry player as a core shareholder. O1 Group is a private holding company which owns over 60% of O1 Properties, one of the largest office landlords in Moscow with almost 500,000 m² of rentable space. Its portfolio includes the flagship $1 bn White Square complex in Moscow.