Icona Capital has acquired a 40% minority stake in Stoneweg. This agreement enhances Stoneweg’s growth trajectory as it establishes itself as a leading global real estate player, with a strong focus on sustainability. In 2022, Stoneweg strengthened its management team as well as its board of directors and with this milestone consolidates the strong foundations built since the group was established in 2015 to offer investors unique opportunities and innovative investment solutions.
The strategic partnership will support Icona’s ambitious ESG-focused multi-billion pipeline comprising prime real asset investments in critically dislocated markets. The transaction creates a combined €8bn platform leveraging both partners’ capital sourcing, deal flow origination and asset distribution capabilities.
Max-Hervé George, founder and CEO of Icona Capital, said: “We see tremendous growth potential utilising the extensive synergies our firms can reap from tapping into our unified vision, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. Building on Stoneweg and Icona’s previous successes together, it was only natural to cement this partnership and bring together our skills and expertise to provide further momentum to our businesses.”
Stoneweg founder and CEO, Jaume Sabater, commented: “Icona’s investment in our fast-growing business is a tremendous show of support and a testament to the quality of our advisory and investment work, as well as our industry-leading sustainability credentials. We have collaborated with Icona for a long time and look forward to continuing to work together to deliver for our clients in the years ahead.”
Stoneweg has been identifying real estate opportunities and structuring investment products in Switzerland, Spain, Andorra, Italy, UK, Ireland and the US since 2015. Due to its innovative approach to real estate investment, the company has enjoyed a strong period of growth since its inception and now employs over 140 professionals managing more than €5bn of real estate assets.