According to the German Immobilien Zeitung rumor has it that the French bank BNP Paribas is in advanced negotiations with the French-German realtor-chain Atis Real for a take-over.
The French Atis Real, the market leader in France and Germany through real estate advisors Atis Auguste-Thouard and Atis Real MÃÂ¼ller International, is also active in the Dutch market since September of this year with Atis Real Netherlands.
The French group VemdÃÂ´me Rome owns Atis Real for 69.5 % and has developed in the past five years into an important player on the European real estate advice-market. CrÃÂ©dit Lyonnais Private Equity owns 25% of the company and the remaining 5.5% is owned by the employees of Atis Real. In France and Germany Atis Real is the number one player and also in the United Kingdom it holds a strong position with Atis Real Weatheralls. The organization is present in the Spanish and Belgian market as Atis Real Aguste-Thouard.
BNP Paribas is the largest bank in the Eurozone with 85.000 employees of which 65.000 work in Europe.