Tikehau completes acquisition of Singapore REIT manager

Tikehau Capital has completed the purchase of 80% of the capital of Ireit Global Group, the manager of Ireit Global.

Ireit Global is a real estate investment trust listed in Singapore investing directly and indirectly in a portfolio of real estate in Europe, used primarily for office purposes.

The current portfolio consists of five freehold properties in Germany valued at around €450m.

Tong Jinquan, founder of Shanghai Summit (Group) Co. and Lim Chap Huat, founder and executive chairman of the Soilbuild Group, remain shareholders of Ireit Global Group alongside Tikehau Capital.

Bruno de Pampelonne, president of Tikehau IM, will be appointed member of the Ireit Global Board of Directors.

De Pampelonne said: “We are very pleased with this transaction that will enable Tikehau Capital to significantly expand its pan European real-estate footprint and extend our reach toward Asian investors. Also, we are bringing Ireit our extensive Pan-European network combined with strong local operational expertise and existing pipeline of real estate transactions in Europe to accelerate the REIT’s growth.

“This acquisition further consolidates our position in Asia from Singapore, a hub where we have been operating from, for two years now. We are looking forward to further developing Ireit Global’s assets together with our new partners.”

Tikehau Capital’s AUM stood at €9.9bn as of 31 October 2016.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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