Catella establishes debt advisory unit in Germany

Financial services firm Catella is expanding its German operations to include debt advisory services.

Anders Palmgren, head of Corporate Finance said the firm started harmonising its service offering among all countries in 2012.

“Germany is an important European market, and also one where we perceive growth potential for Catella. Thus, it is natural one of the first investments is being made in Germany.”

The firm has recruited structured finance specialist Simone Schmidtx to lead the German financing advisory services unit. She was previously at Ersten Abwicklungsanstal (EAA), the property liquidation unit of the German bank WestLB AG, and before that at Morgan Stanley, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank.

“In today’s market, the skill in linking together commercial property sectors with financing solutions constitutes a success factor for transaction advisors,” said Schmidt.

The Nasdaq OMX-listed firm has 440 employees in 12 European countries within two operating segments; Corporate Finance and Asset Management. Catellas real estate advisory includes three main service areas; Sales and Acquisitions, Debt and Equity, and Research and Valuation.


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