Macquarie acquires portfolio of residential mortgages in Germany

London, 11 Feb 2013

Macquarie Real Estate Lending, part of Macquarie’s Corporate and Asset Finance Group, has acquired a portfolio of 700 first lien residential mortgages in Germany.

The portfolio, with a face value of around €90m, was acquired from RBS's Non-Core Division through a competitive auction, with Macquarie delivering a binding purchase offer and completing the transaction ahead of schedule.

The acquisition represents Macquarie Real Estate Lending’s first investment in German residential mortgages, an attractive sector due to steady property prices, strong borrower covenants and its stable regulatory environment.

Peter Vega, Managing Director, Real Estate Lending, said: “We are pleased to have worked closely with RBS to ensure a successful and efficient outcome for both parties. This transaction is a great opportunity for Macquarie to continue expanding its real estate lending book through the acquisition of quality assets.”

The acquisition follows a successful two years for Macquarie Real Estate Lending, having closed a total of ten transactions since entering the European real estate lending market in 2010. With a broad investment mandate, Macquarie Real Estate Lending provides bespoke finance solutions to companies operating across the full real estate spectrum including residential, retail, light industrial, data centres, office and hotels.

For additional information, please contact:

Nicole Grove
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3037 5602


About Macquarie
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a leading provider of banking, financing, advisory, investment and fund management services. The Group has offices in all major financial centres. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 13,400 people in 28 countries. At 30 September 2012, Macquarie had assets under management of €275 billion.

Part of the Group’s Corporate and Asset Finance business, Macquarie Lending has more than 70 dedicated investing and lending professionals globally. With offices in London, New York, Chicago, Sydney and Singapore, Macquarie Lending is committed to providing innovative and tailored solutions to clients around the world, across industries including energy and infrastructure, real estate, retail and the telecoms sector.