pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb) and Helaba have jointly underwritten an investment facility, totalling €107.5m, to refinance Futurama Business Park located in Prague for Caerus Investment Management (Caerus IM) on behalf of a separate account client. pbb and Helaba, acting as Joint Lead Arrangers, provided equal portions of the funding. pbb also acted as facility and security agent of the transaction.
Futurama Business Park constitutes 5 modern class A, multi-tenanted office buildings, and was completed in three phases between 2009 and 2017. The combined gross leaseable area is over 47,000m², let to blue-chip tenants including Deutsche Borse/Clearstream,BASF and Roche pharmaceuticals.
Charles Balch, Head of International Clients, UK, CEE & USA at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank said: "Futurama Business Park is a prime office complex in Prague, and Caerus IM is a client well known to pbb. As such we are pleased to support them in the refinancing, together with our colleagues from Helaba.”
Martin Erbe, Head of Real Estate Finance for CEE, Benelux and International Clients Germany at Helaba added: "We were very happy to support our client Caerus IM with the financing of the well-known Futurama Business Park in one of our strategic key markets. Together with pbb, this refinancing demonstrates how we could respond to Caerus IM’s expectations, even in these difficult times.”
Christopher Millen, Managing Director of Caerus IM said: “The decision to refinance this prestigious property was actually taken pre-COVID and so we were very pleased that despite challenging times, both banks remained committed to seeing through this important transaction for both Caerus IM and our client. The size of the facility is testament to the underlying quality of the property, its blue-chip tenants and the diligent way in which we manage each of our assets.”