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Nov 2020
cairn
Sole Financial Adviser
€ 100 million
Non-listed equity capital raising

Real Estate Gateway Fund

Non-listed equity capital raising

Kempen & Co acted as Sole Financial Adviser in the €100m non-listed equity raise for the Real Estate Gateway Fund.

Transaction highlights

  • The transaction represents the first capital raise by Cairn Real Estate (“Cairn”) for the Real Estate Gateway Fund (“REGF”) from institutional investors
  • REGF invests in logistics and light-industrial real estate in the Netherlands and Germany and has a current portfolio valued at c.€260m , expected to grow in the short term
  • The €100m equity is committed by a North-American and another non-European investor, each subscribing for €50m 
  • The onboarding of institutional investors in REGF allows an acceleration of REGF’s acquisitive growth strategy
  • Kempen & Co facilitated access to a global universe of institutional investors
  • Kempen & Co was able to bring the fund raising to a successful closing despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Kempen & Co played a pivotal role in institutionalizing REGF, restructuring its  terms, governance and liquidity into an institutional investment fund 

Cairn Real Estate description

  • Cairn is an AIFMD-licensed real estate investment manager headquartered in Amsterdam and focused on the Benelux and Germany
  • Cairn is a subsidiary of MPC Capital AG, an internationally oriented German investment manager
  • Cairn has a total Assets under Management of c.€1,300m invested in Logistics, Office, Residential, Retail and Healthcare real estate

Kempen & Co Real Estate credentials

  • Kempen & Co advised on more than €125 billion of real estate transactions across Europe
  • Folllowing the sale of the two landmark residential towers (Adagio and Bolero) in Den Haag to MN and SPF Beheer, the sale of a prime residential tower development in Amsterdam to Hines and the successful sale of the EUR 1.4 billion Vermeer residential portfolio to Heimstaden in 2019, this transaction underpins our leading position in the Dutch real estate sector

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