GE Real Estate acquires €1.3bn of pan-European commercial property loans (UK)

GE Real Estate announces that it has acquired a €1.272 billion portfolio of Senior and Whole loans in a performing commercial property loan book from Capmark Europe.

The portfolio comprises 39 loans to a group of high-quality borrowers secured, with attractive loan to values on a range of different assets throughout Europe, the majority of which are domiciled in Germany.

The acquisition follows GE's acquisition in November 2007 of a £2 billion portfolio of performing commercial property loans from Bradford & Bingley Plc. The transaction will enable GE Real Estate to deploy its long-established skills in managing large portfolios of performing loans with the backing of GE's AAA-rated corporate balance sheet.

Commenting on the acquisition, Michael Rowan, Managing Director of GE Real Estate UK, said, "The significant transaction has enabled us capitalize on GE's AAA-rated corporate balance sheet and our local and global resource to enable us to continue to invest in the market during a period of market uncertainty. This, our second large debt deal within the last six months, was attractively priced against good quality real estate providing strong cashflow."

Source: FD

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