Europa Capital and Ilex enter strategic partnership to increase Chinese investment in European real estate (CN/EU)

As part of a long-term commitment to forge and maintain relationships with investors and property developers in China, Europa Capital, the specialist European real estate fund manager, has entered into a strategic partnership with Beijing-based China advisory specialists Ilex Partners Limited ('Ilex').

With Chinese investors rapidly growing and diversifying their asset base into overseas alternative investments, Europa Capital and Ilex Partners are working closely together with China’s leading institutional investors, life insurers and property developers to satisfy their growing appetite for overseas real estate investment.

Charles Graham, a Founding Partner of Europa Capital said “Europa Capital and Ilex recognize that Chinese capital will become an increasingly influential investor force in the European market in the years to come. Although much of the recent international real estate investment activity has been focused on the UK and, in particular London, Europa Capital expects that the investment focus will steadily broaden in search of return to encompass mainland Europe, where Europa Capital has considerable investment experience. Europa Capital’s local expertise across Europe and strong deal pipeline enable it to unlock unique investment opportunities, which it is able to share with long-term Chinese partners.”

William Stonor, CEO, Ilex, said: “We are delighted to be working with Europa Capital, a member of New York-based Rockefeller Group, and to assist them with building their presence in China. Chinese outbound investment has grown fivefold since 2005 to $77bn in 2012 and Europa Capital is an ideal partner for Chinese investors seeking to invest in the European real estate sector. We believe that the combination of Europa Capital’s impressive track record in European real estate investment and Ilex’s extensive expertise in China will generate tremendous opportunities for Chinese investors in European real estate.”

Source: Europa Capital

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