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CapMan sells iconic building in the Carlsberg District


CapMan Real Estate press release
8 August 2022 at 9:30 a.m. EEST

CapMan sells iconic building in the Carlsberg District

The office building, located in the Carlsberg City District in the heart of Copenhagen, is now sold in a distinctive transaction.

The Property is a historical listed red building from 1883 and is also referred to as ‘Rød Lagerbygning’ (‘Red Warehouse’). It is being developed by CapMan and Revco and comprises 9,870 sq m in total. The building is currently undergoing a transformation from its original use as a warehouse and workshop through the 20th century to a modern office building while maintaining the industrial expression.

Peter Gill, Partner and Head of CapMan Real Estate Denmark, says that ‘We are very satisfied with the sale of this highly attractive property on the Danish real estate market. The refurbishment is progressing well, and the building is characterised by the original rustic industrial expression combined with a modern look and functionalities in a unique combination, that captures the atmosphere of the entire area. We had a great deal of tenant interest in the building and recently signed a long-term lease with Boston Consulting Group.’

The buyer is the German family-owned THI Investments. Director Florian Geistmann from THI Investments is delighted about this new asset saying that ‘It all comes together with the work-live-play of the location, the quality of the asset  and the tenant occupying the entire property from 2023. We look forward to the continued collaboration with CapMan and Revco.’

This transaction is a forward purchase, and the construction will continue with takeover in the summer of 2023. The purchase price is confidential but close to half a billion DKK.

‘We are extremely pleased to see this transaction fall into place. This property has attracted broad attention from international and national investors in the office market, having a fantastic location in Copenhagen and being a unique and interesting product’, says Christian Bro Jansen, Head of Capital Markets Denmark, CBRE, who has been the Seller’s commercial advisor on the transaction.

The Seller has been advised by CBRE, Accura and EY, while the buyer has been advised by NREIM, Plesner, Deloitte and Sweco.

The transaction is the sixth exit of the CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund. CapMan Real Estate currently manages over EUR 4.0 billion in real estate assets. The Real Estate team comprises over 60 real estate professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and London.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Gill, Partner, Head of CapMan Real Estate Denmark, +45 20 43 55 63

About CapMan

CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation. As one of the private equity pioneers in the Nordics we have built value in unlisted businesses, real estate, and infrastructure for over three decades. Our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. We are dedicated to set science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover minority and majority investments in portfolio companies and real estate, and infrastructure assets. We also provide wealth management solutions. Our service business includes procurement and analysis, reporting and back office services. Altogether, CapMan employs approximately 180 professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London and Luxembourg. We are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki since 2001.