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Corestate Capital Holding S.A.: CORESTATE subsidiary HFS expanding market leadership in German mezzanine business – fund volume over EUR 1.2 billion

07/18/2018
DGAP-News: Corestate Capital Holding S.A.: CORESTATE subsidiary HFS expanding market leadership in German mezzanine business – fund volume over EUR 1.2 billion
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18.07.2018 / 07:30
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CORESTATE subsidiary HFS expanding market leadership in German mezzanine business – fund volume over EUR 1.2 billion

Helvetic Financial Services (HFS) AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE), has exceeded the EUR 1.2bn fund volume mark for the first time. The mezzanine finance provider has thus extended its market leadership in the real estate development financing segment in Germany. HFS currently provides financing for around 60 projects with a combined volume of EUR 7bn, nearly 80% of which are residential. CORESTATE bought HFS one year ago.

“HFS is a great example for the effective integration and enhancement of an already successful business model in the CORESTATE Group,” said Dr Michael Bütter, CEO of CORESTATE. “HFS provides a considerable contribution to the group’s total earnings, without us taking any project development risks of our own. In the course of the integration, we have already realized first substantial synergies for our clients, but we are only at the beginning here and expect more to come.”

Supplementing traditional real estate banks, HFS offers subordinated capital and has emerged as one of the major project financier for urgently needed residential development in German metropolitan areas. Some 60% of the financed real estate projects are located in Germany’s top seven major cities, known for her structural demand surplus.

Tim Schymik, COO of HFS: “Over the past 12 months alone, under the umbrella of CORESTATE, we are proud to have raised the fund volume by well over EUR 150m. Our experienced real estate development specialists are able to very precisely assess and control our respective projects. This has prevented the conditions for even a single default for our investors since the fund was established. Our customers and financing partners appreciate our many years of expertise, acknowledging it with the deep trust they place in us.”

Dr Michael Bütter added: “HFS’s unique market penetration ideally complements our range of services as an investment manager, the company having become a guarantee of success for our integrated business model after only a year. The first quarter figures already confirm that in impressive fashion and we are very confident that we will achieve our corporate financial targets for the full year.”

IR Contact
Dr. Kai Gregor Klinger
T: +49 69 3535630-106 / M: +49 152 22755400
ir@corestate-capital.com

PR Contact
Andre Zahlten
T: +49 69 3535630-108 / M: +49 174 4022348
andre.zahlten@corestate-capital.com

About CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A.
CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE) is an investment manager and co-investor with approximately EUR 22bn in assets under management. As a fully integrated real estate platform, CORESTATE offers its clients combined expertise in the areas of investment and fund management as well as real estate management services. The company operates as a respected business partner of institutional clients and wealthy private investors internationally. CORESTATE is headquartered in Luxembourg and has41 offices including in Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Singapore and Zurich. The company employs over 560 people and is listed in the regulated market (SDAX) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Further information is available at www.corestate-capital.com.

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