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Berkshire Global Advisors acted as financial advisor to Oxford Properties Group
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  • Berkshire Global Advisors acted as financial advisor to Oxford Properties Group

  • Date: January 2021
  • Sector: Private Markets - Real Estate / Assets
  • Sub-Sector: Real Estate
  • Region: EMEA | North America
  • Seller AUM: $4.9 Billion
  • Seller Details:
    M7 Real Estate is a leading specialist in pan-European, regional, multi-tenanted commercial real estate. M7 has a team of approximately 225 employees across 14 European countries, M7 manages a portfolio of over 620 assets across the retail, office, logistics and industrial sectors with a value of around €4 billion.

    Buyer Details:
    Oxford Properties Group is a leading global investor, asset manager and developer of commercial real estate headquartered in Toronto, Canada with regional offices in New York, London, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sydney. Oxford and its portfolio companies manage approximately C$80 billion (£46 billion) of assets with almost a third of Oxford’s capital invested in logistics, warehousing and digital commerce strategies across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

    Transaction Summary:
    The acquisition provides Oxford with a specialist asset and investment management platform which will be transformational in its ability to accelerate its deployment of capital into multi-let industrial and urban logistics across Europe. Oxford had previously stated its ambition to deploy £3 billion of capital into the European logistics sector and the acquisition gives it immediate scale to do so. The acquisition of M7 also presents opportunities for Oxford’s investment partners to deploy capital in the much sought-after European logistics sector and grow M7’s third-party capital under management. M7 will continue to operate as a standalone business under the day-to-day management of the current leadership team.