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14 August 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella’s transaction of development project Grand Central completed

Catella AB (publ) has, as previously communicated, through its associated companies, signed an agreement with German Real Estate company Consus RE AG (previously operated under name CG Gruppe AG), to divest the property development project Grand Central in Düsseldorf, Germany. The transaction is now completed and will have a positive effect on profit after tax of approximately SEK 155 M during the third quarter 2020.

  • Catella Group
12 August 2020 | Press release

New CEO of Catella Fondförvaltning AB

Fredric Calles has today been appointed acting CEO of Catella Fondförvaltning AB (publ) (“Catella Funds”). Former CEO Erik Kjellgren leaves his position with immediate effect. Fredric Calles is currently Head of Alternative Investments at Catella AB (publ).

  • Catella Group
12 August 2020 | News

Catella Logistics Market Map Europe 2020

From the perspective of the capital markets, the European logistics market is seen as the winner of the pandemic in the medium to long term: the unstoppable "booming e-commerce", intensified by the side effects of an ever-increasing nationwide spread of working from home at the end customer level, but also as a result of the dramatic upheavals among department store providers in Europe, make this mixture a positive situation to investors. In operational terms, the first measurable effects of production relocation are now being felt, and with them a change in location within the European conurbations. All in all, the sector’s resilience and importance make "logistics" a strategic must-have investment at present.

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
6 August 2020 | News

Catella acted as Varma’s advisor in two property divestments in Oulu and Lappeenranta

Catella acted as an advisor to employment pension company Varma in the sale of Kiinteistö Oy Kuntotalo and in the sale of Lappeenrannan Kodinkeskus retail property.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
5 August 2020 | Press release

Catella European Student Housing Fund II buys in Berlin and Greater Paris after second closing

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has significantly expanded the investment volume of the Catella European Student Housing Fund II (CESHF II) to almost €150 million with the acquisition of two student residences in Berlin and Greater Paris for approximately €60 million.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
4 August 2020 | News

Investors represented by Cobbleyard Real Estate and Revcap have sold two high-quality office properties in Tampere

Investors represented by Cobbleyard Real Estate and Revcap have divested two modern office properties located in the Hervanta office area in Tampere to a fund managed by Quadoro Investment Gmbh.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
27 July 2020 | News

Catella European Office Market Map 2020

Catella Research has again analysed the European office real estate market in a total of 37 locations in 18 countries. Despite the ongoing corona pandemic, the transaction volume in office real estate in the countries analysed by Catella has remained relatively stable at a total of approximately €39.7 billion. Compared to the previous year, this represents a decline of only approx. 9%. The transaction volume in Luxembourg and Belgium rose disproportionately strongly with an increase of 119% and 115% respectively. In contrast, countries such as Portugal (-74%), Great Britain (-46%) and Ireland (-41%) recorded the sharpest declines.

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
21 July 2020 | Press release

Catella procures debt financing for Hines’ unique redevelopment project of a hotel and retail in central Copenhagen

Catella Corporate Finance acted as an exclusive financial advisor to the international real estate firm Hines, in relation to its unique redevelopment of the Trinity Quarter on Købmagergade, comprising of a landmark hotel, premium retail as well as housing – a total of approx. 21,000 sq.m.

  • Denmark
  • Corporate Finance
20 July 2020 | Press release

Catella advises Bach Gruppen in forward sale of a 390-unit premium student housing project in Copenhagen to Nuveen

A premium student housing project developed by the Bach Group attracts one of the world's largest investment managers, Nuveen, with their first investment in Denmark; a forward sale of 390 student housing units at Bryggens Bastion in Copenhagen.

  • Denmark
  • Corporate Finance
9 July 2020 | Press release
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
3 July 2020 | Press release

Credit sentiment improves as corporates expect strong recovery

In the July issue of CREDI, the Main index increases from 33.7 to 40.4 as corporates have strong expectations of a near future recovery while the current situation is deemed gloomy by both banks and corporates.

  • Corporate Finance
30 June 2020 | News

Catella acted as Senate Properties’ financial advisor in the divestment of a historic city block in Helsinki

Catella acted as Senate Properties’ financial advisor in the sale of a property, which comprises an entire block in the Helsinki city centre. The buyer is a Finnish real estate development company HGR Property Partners Oy.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
25 June 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella invests to develop logistic property in Norrköping

Catella invests SEK 500 M to develop a logistic property in the municipality of Norrköping together with the former owners of Royal Design. The transaction is conditional on the granting of building permits.

  • Catella Group
23 June 2020 | Press release

Catella Property advises on the purchase of a food self-service market

redos institutional GmbH has acquired a specialist store in Kirchberg (Rhineland-Palatinate) for the fund "redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II" managed by Union Investment, which is let to a food retailer. The seller is Aspen Group. Catella Property acted as advisor to the buyer in the transaction.

  • Germany
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
22 June 2020 | News

Market development during first half of 2020

One of the longest economic recoveries in modern time ended abruptly in March. This recovery driven by primarily economic policy, mainly monetary policy, ended as many countries imposed tough restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. The normal economic cycle since after the Second World War has been that economies grow until they reach their full capacity and then have had rising inflation that central banks then have had to fight with restrictive monetary policy. The economic outcome this time is very different and means a higher degree of uncertainty than previously in history.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
22 June 2020 | News

Pandemic, Dysphoria and Euphoria

The first half of the year was characterised by world changing events. After a calm start to the year, with a cautiously rising stock market during January and large parts of February, the following month turned into complete chaos. Thereafter we have seen some kind of normalisation even though the uncertainty remains high.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
18 June 2020 | Press release

Social sustainability fund "KCD-Catella Immobilien mit sozialer Verantwortung" officially launched - first capital call is made

Munich, 18 June 2020. Catella Real Estate AG has now officiallylaunched its new, socially-oriented sustainability fund for professional andsemi-professional investors. The first capital call has already been made. Thepurchase agreement for the first investment in Bielefeld has already beensigned, and a further property in Regensburg is currently undergoing duediligence under exclusivity.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
12 June 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Management change in Catella AB

Eva Bång, acting CFO at Catella AB (publ) will at own request leave her position. She will remain until September 18.

  • Catella Group
10 June 2020 | News

Athanase purchases the majority of Catella Fund Management AB

Dear Customer, Catella AB has made a decision to sell the majority of Catella Fund Management AB to Athanase Industrial Partner. In conjunction, Catella AB and Athanase have entered into a strategic partnership with the object to continue to develop and improve the customer offering, through Catella Fondförvaltning. The purpose is to create increased value for you as a customer through new innovative products, improved processes and an enhanced customer experience.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
10 June 2020 | Press release

Catella Residential IM Seals Residential and Student Housing Deals for €51 Million in Germany Under German Pension Mandate

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has acquired student housing and general residential developments in Bielefeld and Bad Homburg in Germany for a total of €51 million, under a mandate for a southern German pension fund. CRIM’s investments for the client in this German ‘Spezialfonds’ institutional fund structure have now reached close to €700 million invested in four European countries.  

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
10 June 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella in partnership with Athanase, which acquires majority of the shares in Catella Fondförvaltning AB

Catella AB (publ) (“Catella”) enters into a strategic partnership with Athanase Industrial Partner (“Athanase”), with the object to further develop and enhance the client offering through Catella Fondförvaltning AB. In conjunction, Athanase acquires 70 percent of the shares in Catella Fondförvaltning AB (“CFF”) for cash consideration of SEK 126-154 million, depending on CFF’s development until the transaction date.

  • Catella Group
9 June 2020 | News

Catella Property advised on the sale of a commercial real estate in the Nuremberg Business Park EUROCOM

The project development company PIC REAL ESTATE acquired a commercial property in Nuremberg at the beginning of May 2020 with the support of the funding and investment manager Pegasus Capital Partners. Pegasus Capital Partners supports PIC REAL ESTATE in the transaction in the Franconian metropolis with mezzanine capital. It was agreed to maintain silence about the purchase price as well as about information on the seller. Catella Property acted as exclusive advisor to the seller in the transaction.

  • Germany
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
2 June 2020 | News

Focus on the property market

Ever since the financial crisis we have seen rising transaction volumes in the property market thanks to the strong growth in value that has taken place. We have also seen this being reflected in the public property companies share prices over a long period of time, not the least during last year with increases of approximately 60-70 percent on average. A lot has changed as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic both structurally in terms of behavioural patterns as well as the development of public property companies share prices. In a pod, together with Arvid Lindqvist Head of research at Catella Corporate Finance, we look into the development of the property market.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
29 May 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Change in number of shares and votes in Catella AB (publ)

The number of shares and votes in Catella AB (publ) has changed consequent upon the issue of 2,066,667 new Class B shares in May upon exercise of warrants in the incentive programme adopted by the extraordinary general meeting held 13 February 2014.

  • Catella Group
26 May 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Wind down of Catella’s banking operations to be completed

The Board of Directors of Catella AB (publ) has decided today to wind down operations in Catella Bank with the ambition to return the banking license to the supervisory authority during the first half of 2021.

  • Catella Group
26 May 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Bulletin from annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ)

Today Catella AB (publ) held its annual general meeting at which mainly the following resolutions were adopted in accordance with the proposals by the board of directors and the nomination committee:

  • Catella Group
19 May 2020 | Press release

AEW and Catella Asset Management dispose of Dresden office asset

Munich, 19 May 2020. AEW, a leading global real estate investment and asset management platform, has completed the second disposal on behalf of Europe Value Partners (“EVP” or the “Fund”), its pan-European value add strategy. The office asset was acquired in December 2018 in a JV with Catella Asset Management Germany (CAM) and was sold to a private German investor.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
14 May 2020 | News

Catella acted as a financial advisor in the arrangement of junior financing for Isku Center in Lahti

Catella has acted as M19 Invest Ky’s financial advisor in the arrangement of 15 million euro junior financing as a part of the refinancing of Isku Center in Lahti.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
11 May 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Board and management changes in Catella AB

As announced on March 13 the Board of Directors of Catella AB (publ) appointed Chairman Johan Claesson as Acting CEO, Jan Roxendal as Acting Chairman and Eva Bång as Acting CFO.

  • Catella Group
11 May 2020 | News

Catella: Implications COVID-19 on the Real Estate Markets

Catella Research presents a report on COVID-19 implications on the European Real Estate Markets.

  • Catella Group
  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
8 May 2020 | Press release

Catella Real Estate AG adds Rotterdam Residential Tower to Sarasin Sustainable Properties -European Cities Fund

Munich, 8 May 2020. Munich-based investment manager Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) has added a new residential project in Rotterdam to the portfolio of Sarasin Sustainable Properties - European Cities (SSP).  SSP fund is a product of Catella Real Estate AG in cooperation with the Bank J. Safra Sarasin. The seven-storey Asterlo tower comprises 51 apartments and is located in the heart of Zuidwijk, a suburb in the south of the Dutch port city, close to the Feijenoord soccer stadium.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
8 May 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB – Interim Report January-March 2020

The beginning of 2020 was characterized by the Corona pandemic, which is having a significant effect on all businesses, including Catella’s. We noted particularly heavy outflows from Equity, Hedge and Fixed Income Funds towards the end of the quarter. For remaining operations, total income amounted to SEK 503 M in the first quarter of 2020, up SEK 49 M on the first quarter 2019. The increase was mainly attributable to Property Investment Management. Operating profit increased by SEK 10 M, and amounted to SEK 72 M. Total assets under management decreased by SEK 12 Bn in year-on-year terms, adjusted for the terminated product Systematic Equity, and amounted to SEK 156 Bn at the end of the period, corresponding to a decrease of SEK 15 Bn on the end of 2019. Catella’s total cash and cash equivalents for remaining operations amounted to SEK 920 M at the end of the period, of which the majority in Catella’s subsidiaries.

  • Catella Group
7 May 2020 | Press release

Catella Wohnen Europa nears €1 billion mark following investments in Berlin and Madrid

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) and Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) have acquired two residential real estate developments in Berlin and Madrid via their AIFM platform for a total of €75 million. These two transactions increase the total investment volume of their Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) Fund to over €975 million.

  • Spain
7 May 2020 | Press release

Catella Wohnen Europa nears €1 billion mark following investments in Berlin and Madrid

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) and Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) have acquired two residential real estate developments in Berlin and Madrid via their AIFM platform for a total of €75 million. These two transactions increase the total investment volume of their Catella Wohnen Europa (CWE) Fund to over €975 million.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
5 May 2020 | Press release

Wolfgang Holzberger joins Catella Real Estate AG as Senior Investment Manager Logistics

Munich, May 5, 2020 - Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) has engaged Wolfgang Holzberger and is expanding its investment and fund strategy to include logistics and industrial real estate: As of May 2020, the 50-year-old Holzberger will take over as Head of Logistics Investment Management, building up a logistics team at the Munich-based investment manager.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
5 May 2020 | Press release

Wolfgang Holzberger joins Catella Real Estate AG as Senior Investment Manager Logistics

Munich, May 5, 2020 - Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) has engaged Wolfgang Holzberger and is expanding its investment and fund strategy to include logistics and industrial real estate: As of May 2020, the 50-year-old Holzberger will take over as Head of Logistics Investment Management, building up a logistics team at the Munich-based investment manager.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
5 May 2020 | News

Catella Asset Management advised Varma in the sale of a property in Metsälä, Helsinki

Catella Asset Management Oy acted as Mutual Pension Insurance Company Varma’s advisor in the sale of a property in Metsälä, Helsinki. The lettable area of the asset is ca. 3.200 square metres. The total transaction price was ca. € 3 million.

  • Finland
  • Property Investment Management
30 April 2020 | News

An in-depth analysis of the development in Catella Hedge and the market

The current corona pandemic has impacted many investors, and Catella Hedge is one of many market participants that has had a rough ride in the volatile market. But there are good foundations for a comeback, Catella portfolio managers tell during a Catella Fonder podcast.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
29 April 2020 | Press release

"REFI Europe Webinar: Residential Property"

Many investors have taken the view that residential property will be more resilient to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak than other asset classes, and the sector has continued to be relatively busy, with a number of large deals being completed in recent weeks, Xavier Jongen, managing director at Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM), told a webinar hosted by REFI Europe last week. CRIM has itself been raising capital, he noted, adding that investor appetite for residential assets remains strong. “We’ve raised a little more than €300 million in the last four weeks and inflows precisely matched our expected pipeline, despite the current crisis.” Affordable housing was already a big topic before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis and Jongen believes that focus will intensify as a result of the pandemic which has put the spotlight on the needs of nurses, police, public transport employees and other low-income front-line workers. But although residential is being seen as a safe haven, it is not all plain sailing for the sector, he added, pointing out that the distribution channel of the crisis affects residential cash flows. “The pandemic will prompt a re-evaluation of approaches to affordability and sustainability, but also to co-living,” he concluded.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
29 April 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella publishes Annual Report 2019

The Catella AB (publ) Annual Report for 2019 have been published today and is available to download at www.catella.com.

  • Catella Group
28 April 2020 | Press release

Catella and Elithis Launch First ‘Energy-Positive’ Residential Towers in Dijon and St-Etienne

The French cities of Dijon and Saint-Etienne have become the first metropolises to approve the development of highly sustainable ‘energy-positive’ residential towers under a €2.0 billion pan-European investment programme launched by Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) and France’s building engineering design company Elithis.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
27 April 2020 | News

Catella acted as seller’s advisor in the sale of a property in Espoo

Catella acted as an advisor to a private owner in the divestment of an office property in the address Laturinkuja 6 in the Vallikallio area in Espoo.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
24 April 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Notice of the annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ)

The annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ) (“the Company”) will be held 26 May 2020 at14:00 CET at Summit/GT30, Grev Turegatan 30, Stockholm, Sweden. Entrance and registration will begin at 13:30 CET.

  • Catella Group
23 April 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella withdraws dividend proposal and intends to convene an extraordinary general meeting in the second half of 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the board of directors of Catella AB (publ) has decided to withdraw the proposal for a dividend of SEK 0.90 per share and to recommend to the annual general meeting that no dividend be distributed. Catella is in a good financial position, but as future developments are difficult to assess at this point, the board of directors wishes to secure liquidity in the event that the crisis worsens. The board intends to convene an extraordinary general meeting during the second half of 2020 to address the matter of dividends.

  • Catella Group
23 April 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella publishes preliminary figures for Q1 2020 and effects of Covid-19 on operations

Total income for continuing operations rose by SEK 49 million compared to the first quarter of 2019 and amounted to SEK 503 million for the first quarter of 2020. Operating profit grew by SEK 10 million to SEK 72 million. Profit after tax for the period was SEK 24 million, on par with the preceding year. Profit attributable to shareholders in the parent company, for continuing operations, amounted to SEK 14 million (1) for the same period. Assets under management at the end of the period were SEK 156 billion, a decrease of SEK 15 billion compared to year-end 2019. The Covid-19 outbreak is adversely impacting Catella and due to the uncertain situation, it is currently impossible to estimate the full potential impact on the Catella Group.

  • Catella Group
22 April 2020 | News

With a focus on sustainability

Catella Fonder ("Catella") has had an increased focus on sustainability during the last years. We have taken a number of small steps that together lead to a big leap. Today sustainability is a natural part of our daily work and in our all products. We have a common base in what we avoid and what issues we focus on in our investment decisions and in our owner dialogues with the companies.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
21 April 2020 | Press release

Catella European Residential Fund III Lifts Capital Commitments by €125 Million With New Dutch and German Investors

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management’s (‘CRIM’) CER III Fund has received €125 million from two new institutional investors; €100 million from a large Dutch pension fund and €25 million from a leading German fund manager, bringing its total capital commitments to €235 million. These latest commitments bring the Fund closer to its mid-term target of €1 billion in assets under management on the way to establishing a multi-billion open-ended investment vehicle across European residential real estate markets. The successful double-signing follows a first close in May 2019 when CRIM’s maiden pan-European residential fund opened to international investors. CRIM already manages the €1.5 billion Catella European Residential Fund and €900 million Catella Wohnen Europa Fund open to German investors in comparable strategies.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
16 April 2020 | Press release

Catella European Residential Invests in Vienna, Vitoria and Hamburg, as Flagship Fund Hits €1.5 Billion

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) and Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) via its AIFM platform, have acquired three innovative residential projects in Vienna and Vitoria, northern Spain, and Hamburg for approximately €147 million. Together, the three transactions boost the total investment volume of their flagship Catella European Residential (CER) Fund to around €1.5 billion.  

  • Spain
  • Property Investment Management
15 April 2020 | Press release

Catella European Residential Invests in Vienna, Vitoria and Hamburg, as Flagship Fund Hits €1.5 Billion

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) and Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) via its AIFM platform, have acquired three innovative residential projects in Vienna and Vitoria, northern Spain, and Hamburg for approximately €147 million. Together, the three transactions boost the total investment volume of their flagship Catella European Residential (CER) Fund to around €1.5 billion.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
13 April 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Update on management changes in Catella AB

Catella AB (publ) have previously announced the appointment of Chairman of the Board Johan Claesson as Acting CEO, Eva Bång as Acting CFO and Jan Roxendal as Acting Chairman of the Board as of April 14. Since the required approvals have not yet been obtained from the supervisory authority, accession will take place as soon as approval has been obtained.

  • Catella Group
2 April 2020 | News

Catella acted as financial advisor in the sale of an office property in the Tampere city centre

Catella acted as private investor’s financial advisor in the purchase of an office property in the Tampere city centre. The seller of the property was another private investor.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
1 April 2020 | Press release

Investors reprice property equities as credit market risk intensifies

In the April issue of CREDI, the Main index decreases from 49.5 to 33.7 indicating the worst credit market sentiment since the inception of CREDI in 2012. Meanwhile, market capitalisation for property equities decline sharply as investors fear Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
26 March 2020 | News

Catella Hedgefond – Chaos theory maintains that a butterfly flapping its wings can generate a storm on the other side of the world.

Catella Hedgefond aims to deliver a return over time of around 3-5 percent, at current interest rates. Over time, the risk should be below 3 percent measured as standard deviation and the return should be generated regardless of market performance.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
25 March 2020 | News

Catella Office Market Map Germany 2020

The economic phase that lies ahead of us will undoubtedly become more volatile and recessive, and analysts will again discuss the "V", "U" or "L" formations that pictorially describe this economic environment in the coming weeks. We also like to work with pictures and have therefore analysed the German office property markets again in our Office Market Map 2020. 

  • Germany
  • Market Tracker
20 March 2020 | News
19 March 2020 | News

Credit Crunch – a paradox. It has never been cheaper to borrow money...

yet it is debt that is now crushing many companies and corporate valuations. World equity markets are being battered by turbulence of historical magnitude, and there is a huge flow of information about the decline. The news is largely dominated by the stock market, and events in the fixed income market are not being scrutinised to the same extent. Most investors are also a little less familiar with how this part of the securities market actually works, especially during times of crisis like this. We will highlight some of the challenges that the fixed income market is facing, as well as the opportunities that follow in the wake of a crisis.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
18 March 2020 | News

Two weeks into March 2020 – at the epicentre of Covid-19!

It has been only just over two weeks since we wrote our comments on February, but it feels more like two years! Concerns about the spread and impact of the coronavirus have accelerated day by day and, despite being met with both monetary and fiscal stimulus, the world's stock markets have stuck to their trajectory - downward.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
18 March 2020 | News

Mid-crisis – what can people do with their investment portfolio?

It was only a month or so ago that positive figures were released showing unemployment in the EU and the US was lower than for many years, and the stock market sentiment for 2020 remained upbeat. Few people regarded the coronavirus, which had already impacted China, as a major threat to the market. The uncertainty today is extremely high, to say the least, and the consequences of the coronavirus are difficult to exaggerate.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
18 March 2020 | News

Catella European residential market map 2020

The world around us is currently changing dramatically, but continuity should also determine our future actions. One component of our claim to information on the markets for you is to continue with what is tried and tested. Once again, Catella Research has analysed the commercial residential real estate market of 59 cities in 19 European countries. 

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
17 March 2020 | News

Catella Asset Management Spain expands its residential rental portfolio

Catella Asset Management Iberia has advised on the purchase of two buildings for the residential rental market for 25 million euros on behalf of the Fund "Catella European Residential" (CER), managed by Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM). 

  • Spain
16 March 2020 | News

Catella Residential Map Germany 2020

Much, perhaps too much, is currently being written about the German residential real estate markets, but with less substantial content. With our annual residential property map on rents & yields at 81 locations, we would like to contribute a little more substance in the form of figures & values to the charged discussion on rent caps & co.

  • Germany
  • Market Tracker
13 March 2020 | News

Measures taken by Catella (COVID-19)

Dear friends, The situation created by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced us to take concrete measures in relation to the work of our employees and their relationship with our customers and suppliers. At Catella, the health of our employees, customers, and suppliers is our top priority. Therefore, we want to collaborate to prevent the safety of everyone without disrupting the continuity of our work and the service commitment we have to our clients. We have implemented an internal protocol of action that facilitates the flexibility of our different teams (all our employees are developing their work through teleworking) and reduces face-to-face meetings to the essential minimum. These meetings will be replaced by telematic meetings whenever possible. These measures have as a fundamental objective: the prevention of possible infections while maintaining the quality of our services without interruptions. We are attentive to the guidelines of the WHO and the Spanish health authorities, collaborating, to the extent of our possibilities, in preventing the spread of this pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact your usual contact person at Catella who continues to operative or if you prefer call +34 91 411 74 96 or write to info@catella.es With the desire that together, as always, we overcome this crisis, receive a cordial greeting, Borja Márquez Managing Director-Partner Carlos López Partner

13 March 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Board and management changes in Catella AB

The Board of directors of Catella AB (publ) has decided to appoint Chairman Johan Claesson as acting CEO as of April 14, 2020. In conjunction with Johan Claesson taking over as CEO, the current Board member Jan Roxendal will take up the role as acting Chairman of the Board. Eva Bång will take up the position as acting CFO.

  • Catella Group
10 March 2020 | Press release

New Sustainability fund "KCD-Catella Immobilien mit sozialer Verantwortung"

Munich, 10.03.2010. Catella Real Estate AG is launching a new, socially oriented sustainability fund for professional and semi-professional investors. The exclusive cooperation partners for the fund are BIB - BANK IM BISTUM ESSEN eG and DKM Darlehnskasse Münster eG. The first investor is BIB - BANK IM BISTUM ESSEN eG. The launch of the open domestic special real estate AIF "KCD-Catella Immobilien mit sozialer Verantwortung" follows German investment law for real estate investors.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
9 March 2020 | News

Stock market virus

In a particularly shaky market situation, and with great concern among investors, the world's stock exchanges have recently fallen steeply.Catella Fonder brought together Thomas Elofsson, from the fund company's fixed income management, and Anders Wennberg, from the equities side, to try and provide some clarity on the current scenarios.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
9 March 2020 | News

The fund manager about Catella Hedgefond

In spite of the initial reports of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in China, Nordic stocks (MSCI Nordic total return) began February with particular strength and were up 6% at their peak, primarily driven by a positive reception for the majority of the interim reports.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
5 March 2020 | Press release

Catella Real Estate AG acquires residential and commercial building in Fürth city centre

Munich, 05.03.2020 Catella Real Estate AG has acquired a residential and commercial building in the city centre of Fürth for its special fund "Catella Bavaria", which focuses on the state of Bavaria. The special fund, which was launched at the end of 2016, now manages assets under management with a value of more than EUR 100 million.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
2 March 2020 | News

Catella advisor in the sale of a major retail portfolio

Autokiinteistöt Laakkonen Oy has sold seven car retail properties to Swedish real estate investment company Fastighets AB Balder. Properties are located in Tampere, Lahti, Kuopio, Joensuu, Hämeenlinna and Hyvinkää. The total lettable area of the properties is approximately 50 000 square meters of which almost 40 percent is in Tampere. All of the Properties are let to K Caara.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
2 March 2020 | Press release

Catella Apam and Patron completes £129.25 million sale of Arlington Business Park

Catella APAM and Patron Capital have completed the sale of its holding in Arlington Business Park, Theale to CapitaLand for £129.25 million.

  • UK
  • Property Investment Management
25 February 2020 | News

Catella acted as Matkahuolto’s financial advisor in the sale of a property portfolio

Catella acted as Oy Matkahuolto Ab’s financial advisor in the divestment of a property portfolio consisting 13 assets in several locations across Finland. Most of the assets are commercial premises in travel centres and bus stations. The buyer is a group of private investors.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
24 February 2020 | Press release

Catella advisor to Skanska on the divestment of Solna United

Catella Corporate Finance Stockholm AB acted as advisor to Skanska Fastigheter on the divestment of the Solna United office property in Arenastaden.

  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
24 February 2020 | News

Catella acted as financial advisor in the sale of a healthcare property

Catella acted as an advisor to a company managed by FinCap in the sale of private clinic and hospital property in the city centre of Pori. The property is fully leased to Mehiläinen with a long lease agreement. The buyer is Evli Healthcare I Ky, which is a healthcare fund managed by Evli Fund Management Company.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
21 February 2020 | News

Catella advisor to Skanska on divestment of Solna United

Catella has acted as advisor to Skanska on the divestmen of the office property Solna United in Arenastaden in Solna.

  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
21 February 2020 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB – Year-end Report 2019

Total income increased by SEK 63 M in the fourth quarter year-on-year, driven by Property Investment Management and principal investments. Operating profit/loss was SEK 122 M in the quarter, corresponding to an increase of 102% year-on-year, attributable to Property Investment Management and Corporate Finance. Assets under management in Property Investment Management continued to increase sharply, with mainly organic growth derived from new units and products, in line with our strategy.

  • Catella Group
20 February 2020 | News

Catella European Student Housing Fund II Lifts Invested Capital to €100 Million Following Deals in Linz, Paris Region and Seville

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management (CRIM) has significantly expanded the portfolio of the Catella European Student Housing Fund II (CESHF II) with three acquisitions of student residences in Austria, France and Spain totalling €55 million.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
17 February 2020 | News

Office and Investment Market Germany 2019/2020

Once again, a look back at the outstanding performance of the real estate markets meets an economy that has been running smoothly so far in the first quarter of 2020, but also shows signs of a more cautious approach.

  • Germany
  • Market Tracker
12 February 2020 | News

SSAB - A game changer?

Riskinformation EN SSAB is facing a major transition. The company, which until now has emitted the most carbon dioxide in Sweden, is to become carbon neutral. Key to this will be a complete change in the way its steel is manufactured. This was revealed when SSAB CEO Martin Lindqvist joined the Catella Fonder podcast together with Nordea sector analyst Christian Kopfer and Catella Fonder fund manager Martin Nilsson.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
12 February 2020 | News

A sustainable small caps fund requires genuine stock picking

Risk information With less than two months left, 2019 has so far been a really strong stock market year. The Stockholm stock exchange’s broad OMXSPI index is up around 25 percent since the start of the year, and among the gems that have sparkled especially brightly are the market’s many small companies. How does Catella Småbolagsfond go about picking its stocks, what does a well-composed portfolio look like and, not least, which sectors and companies are particularly hot right now and for 2020? Forest products, selected health care and technology, and really good corporate management and reliable owners – this is a brief summary of the wish list of Martin Nilsson and Henrik Holmer, the managers of Catella Småbolagsfond.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
11 February 2020 | News

Catella Investment Market Europe 2020

In recent months, we have been reading a lot about increasing geopolitical risks on the markets. This is how it is felt, or at least this impression is reinforced, if you read the headlines superficially. Are the risks really getting bigger?

  • Europe
  • Market Tracker
11 February 2020 | Press release

Catella Modernes Wohnen acquires serviced apartments in Braunschweig

The Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) has expanded the portfolio of the Catella Modernes Wohnen mutual fund to 8 properties via the KVG platform Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) by purchasing a project development in Braunschweig for EUR 20 million. Catella Modernes Wohnen focuses on modern forms of living in German and European growth regions.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
7 February 2020 | News

Catella Market Indicator, Spring 2020 has been published

Investment market still active Property trade’s transaction volume remains strong despite last year’s decrease from 2018 to circa EUR 6.3 billion. This is partially because there were no billion-euro transactions in 2019 as opposed to previous years. However, international investors continue to find Finland still attractive. In 2019, Finland gained property investments worth EUR 3.1 billion, which is circa 49% of all investments.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
  • Property Investment Management
4 February 2020 | News

Catella advised OP’s Real Estate Fund in the sale of a property in Helsinki inner city

Catella acted as OP’s Real Estate Fund Finland III Ky’s advisor in the sale of a residential development property in Helsinki inner city.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
3 February 2020 | Press release

Catella Real Estate AG acquires southwest site "Auf AEG" in Nuremberg for approx. EUR 130 million

Munich, February 3, 2020: Catella Real Estate AG has acquired the southwest site "Auf AEG" on Fürther Straße in the east of Nuremberg for around EUR 130 million for three special funds under its management and one individual mandate. The site has a total rental area of approx. 50,000 m² and was acquired for the open-ended special funds "Catella Multitenant Stiftungsfonds (CMS)" and "IWS II - Wirtschaftsregion Süddeutschland" as well as the open-ended public fund "KCD-Catella Nachhaltigkeit IMMOBILIEN Deutschland" together with a co-investor accompanied by the Hamburg family office Kontora. The sellers of the site are investment companies of MIB AG, Berlin.

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
27 January 2020 | Press release

Changed accounting period for previously communicated divestment of development projects

Catella AB (publ) communicated via a press release on October 2, 2019 that, through its associated company Nordic Seeding GmbH, the Company has signed an agreement with the German property developer CG Gruppe AG to divest the Grand Central property development project in Düsseldorf, Germany. The transaction has a total positive effect on the profit after tax of approximately SEK 170 M, which is expected to be reported during the first quarter of 2020. The transaction was previously communicated to be reported during the fourth quarter of 2019. The transaction and value for Catella are unchanged compared to previous communications.

  • Catella Group
23 January 2020 | News

Niam and Catella Asset Management Collaborate on Sales and Leasing Management

Niam and Catella Asset Management have agreed to co-operate in the sales and leasing management of Nordic Tower Properties portfolio owned by Partners Group and managed by Niam. The portfolio consists of 42 properties owned by five different companies with a total leasable area of over 155,000 m². The portfolios assets are located in growth centers and smaller locations around Finland. Catella Asset Management will be responsible for the development of the assets according to business plans, as well as sales and leasing in the coming years.

  • Finland
  • Property Investment Management
23 January 2020 | Press release

Catella Real Estate AG makes its first acquisition in Luxembourg for the sustainable fund “Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities”

Munich-based investment manager Catella Real Estate AG has acquired an office building in 7 Rue Thomas Edison, Strassen, Luxembourg for its fund Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities (SSP). The Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities fund is a product of Catella Real Estate AG in cooperation with the Bank J. Safra Sarasin.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
17 January 2020 | News

Catella provided strategic debt advisory to NREP and advised in raising alternative senior financing

Catella Corporate Finance has acted as exclusive financial advisor to NREP within strategic debt advisory. The mandate has comprised a market study and subsequent successful raising of alternative debt financing.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
16 January 2020 | News

Catella European Student Housing Fund Generates 11.3% Return in 2019 and invests in Vienna

Berlin-based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) achieved an overall performance of 11.3% in 2019 for its specialist-focused  European Student Housing Fund (CESHF), an open-ended investment vehicle  for institutional investors. The strong investment returns last year were generated through an active portfolio management strategy. That included the sale of a property in Dresden for a significant capital gain and the acquisition of an asset in Vienna, which added a sixth country to the Fund‘s international portfolio.

  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
16 January 2020 | Press release

Catella Real Estate AG acquires two retail parks in Tübingen and Langenhagen

Munich, 16. January 2020. Catella Real Estate AG has acquired a portfolio , consisting of two retail parks, for two investment funds it manages. The property in Tübingen with approximately 10,000 m² of usable space was acquired for the open-ended real estate special fund "IWS II - Wirtschaftsregion Süddeutschland". The property in Langenhagen was acquired for the open-ended real estate special fund "Catella Multitenant Stiftungsfonds (CMS)" and has nearly 5,500 m² of lettable space. The seller of the two properties is a US-American investment company. 

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
10 January 2020 | News

Climbing a wall of worry

The stock market defied gravity in 2019 and rose by almost 35 percent, which is the highest annual return in 10 years. Climbing a wall of worry is an old saying on Wall Street that describes how a strong stock market can handle or even be spurred on by bad news. This describes 2019 very well. 

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
10 January 2020 | News

Catella Hedgefond and the credit funds have become fossil-free

Riskinformation EN The stock market defied gravity in 2019 and rose by almost 35 percent, which is the highest annual return in 10 years. Climbing a wall of worry is an old saying on Wall Street that describes how a strong stock market can handle or even be spurred on by bad news. This describes 2019 very well. The end of 2018 struck a dull note as stock exchanges fell steeply right up until Christmas, and the market worried about a slowdown in the global economy on the back of a trade war and rising interest rates. However, thanks to a U-turn by the Federal Reserve in a very final days of 2018, a striking reversal of the trend set the scene for a fantastic year for stock markets.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
3 January 2020 | News

Catella advised Nordika in the acquisition of an office property in Helsinki

Catella acted as Nordika’s advisor in the acquisition of a landmark office property in the Helsinki inner city.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance