Bank Austria sells equity interest in CA Immo to O1 Group Limited
After evaluating the entire portfolio of equity interests that are not part of the bank's core business, UniCredit Bank Austria decided, in July 2014, to examine a disposal of its shares in CA Immo in a structured sales process. This open tender procedure attached great interest from Austrian and foreign investors.
After completion of the sales procedure, UniCredit Bank Austria is pleased to announce that it has sold its equity interest of 16.35 per cent in CA Immo to O1 Group Limited, a strategic real estate investor. The equity interest in 'CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft' (a company listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange) which has been sold comprises 15,954,891 ordinary shares (of which 15,954,887 are bearer shares and four are registered shares). The shares were sold at a price of EUR 18.50 per ordinary share.
Bank Austria is convinced that the new investor will provide continued support to CA Immo as an independent company in the successful strategy which the company has pursued so far. O1 Group Limited is a strategic investor focusing on commercial property. It will further strengthen CA Immo as a strong long-term partner, opening up new market opportunities and potential. Existing CA Immo shareholders will benefit from the expertise and stability of the new core shareholder, which is recognised as a leading industry player.
O1 Group Limited is a private holding company based in Cyprus which focuses on strategic and long-term investments in the areas of real estate and finance. One of its well known investments is O1 Properties, which is specialized on prime office properties in Moscow.
The seller was advised and assisted in the transaction by Citigroup and UniCredit Corporate Finance Advisory Team, and the buyer by Ithuba Capital, Goldman Sachs International and JP Morgan and CA Immo by Deutsche Bank.
Enquiries: Bank Austria Media Relations Austria
Martin Halama, tel.: +43 (0) 5 05 05 52371