Ashurst advised EQT Real Estate on the signing of a lease agreement with Deutsche Bahn AG for approximately 10,000 square metres of its office building Atricom located on Lyonerstraße 15 in Frankfurt’s Niederrad district.
EQT acquired the building comprising almost 45,000 square metres of rental space in the summer of 2017 from a property portfolio known in the market as Mars portfolio.
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately €38 billion in raised capital across 25 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.
The Ashurst team was led by real estate partner Nicolas Deuerling (picture), assisted by the associates Felix Bergfort and Nader Mehrinfar (both real estate). Partner Dr Martin Bünning and associate Carina Park advised on tax law. A team led by Nicolas Deuerling and finance partner Derk Opitz had already acted for EQT in relation to the acquisition and financing of Atricom.
Law Firms: Ashurst;
Clients: EQT Real Estate;