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Germany: Real estate firms in merger talks to create market giant

 |  September 2, 2019

Germany’s Aroundtown and TLG Immobilien are examining a merger to create a pan-European commercial real estate market leader worth 25 billion euros ($28 billion), reported Reuters.

TLG Immobilien on Sunday said it bought a 9.99% stake in rival Aroundtown from its largest shareholder, Avisco Group for about 1.02 billion euros, adding the deal would immediately add to its funds from operations per share. 

TLG, which had properties worth 4.6 billion euros in its portfolio at the end of June, also entered into an option to acquire up to 4.99% additional stake in Aroundtown from Avisco that could be exercised prior to the end of February 2020. 

“To­day’s an­nounce­ment is the first step to en­able the potential cre­ation of a pan-Eu­ro­pean com­mer­cial real es­tate market leader, fo­cused on Ger­many and the Nether­lands and geared to­wards of­fices and ho­tels, which are the most at­trac­tive segments in com­mer­cial real es­tate,” Avisco said in a statement. After this sale, its stake in Aroundtown was reduced to 17%.

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