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Empira launches new 500 million euro debt fund

Empira launches new 500 million euro debt fund

  • New Joint-Venture-approach: mezzanine capital combined with share in financed projects
  • First loan already handed out

Zug (Switzerland), 08 March 2019 – The Empira Group, a leading investment manager for institutional real estate investments in German-speaking Europe, is launching the new “Empira Real Estate Finance Fund IV“, the company’s fourth debt fund by now. “The new fund offers an innovative Joint-Venture-approach,“ explains Lahcen Knapp, CEO of the Empira Group. The product combines mezzanine capital with relatively low current interest rates and a share in the financed property. The fund’s volume is 500 million euros and a first loan has already been handed out.

The new product hands out subordinated mezzanine loans and is targeted at developers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the BeNeLux region that are looking to purchase land or properties to develop residential or commercial projects. The fund seeks to acquire a 50% share in financed developments with a minimum total investment volume of 150 million euros. “Institutional investors benefit from the current interest and at the same time can participate in the value creation,“ says Knapp. “Developers, in return, receive attractive mezzanine capital and thus an alternative to conventional bank financings,“ adds Knapp.

About the Empira Group
With assets under management of approx. 1.7 billion euros, the Empira Group is one of the leading investment managers for institutional real estate investments in German-speaking Europe. The company specialises in the development of innovative and high-yield investment approaches and offers institutional investors in-house solutions in areas such as project development and land-banking. In the field of real estate debt funds, Empira is one of the leading providers in German-speaking Europe, offering both mezzanine and whole-loan products.

The real estate and capital market experts at the Empira Group cover the entire value creation process: from the identification of first-class investment opportunities with all property types, through ensuring a smooth acquisition process, to experienced asset management. The clients are institutional investors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company has its headquarters in Zug (CH) with further offices in Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Munich and Leipzig.

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