Ernst Russ AG (“Ernst Russ”), a listed global fund and asset management company primarily active in shipping, real estate and alternative investments, has sold Assetando Real Estate GmbH (“Assetando”), its real estate asset management firm, to DFH Deutsche Fonds Holding GmbH (“DFH”). MCF acted as adviser to Ernst Russ and facilitated the transaction through its proven ability to successfully originate and execute transactions involving listed companies.
MCF supports Ernst Russ AG in the sale of Assetando to DFH Deutsche Fonds Holding
“Having already worked with MCF on several M&A projects for different companies in the past, we knew about MCF’s profound transaction track-record when engaging them for this project. Once again, Christoph Stoecker and his team proved to be a safe pair of hands and supported us with their solid expertise in the divestment of Assetando Real Estate GmbH.”
CEO of Ernst Russ
The transaction is in line with Ernst Russ’s strategy to increase its focus on the shipping segment. Going forward, the group will continue to expand its shipping portfolio within the container, bulker and tanker classes. A key priority in this transaction was to find a new home for Assetando and its employees.
Assetando is the central real estate unit of asset manager Ernst Russ with managed real estate assets of around EUR 0,9 billion and a total of 29 properties. The company’s services include fund management and fund administration, strategic and operational asset management, property management, letting management, transaction management, technical consulting services, project management for conversions, refurbishments as well as financing consulting.
Robert Gärtner, CEO of Ernst Russ, said: “Having already worked with MCF on several M&A projects for different companies in the past, we knew about MCF’s profound transaction track-record when engaging them for this project. Once again, Christoph Stoecker and his team proved to be a safe pair of hands and supported us with their solid expertise in the divestment of Assetando Real Estate GmbH.”
About Ernst Russ Group
Ernst Russ AG is an internationally operating listed asset and investment manager with a focus on the shipping asset class. In addition to its business activities in the shipping segment, the Ernst Russ Group is active in fund and asset management in the asset classes shipping and alternative investments. The Ernst Russ Group currently manages a fleet of 70 container ships, tankers, bulk carriers and other vessels.
MCF deal team