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Allen & Overy advises Schroders plc on the acquisition of Blue Asset Management


12 June 2019

Allen & Overy has advised Schroders plc on the acquisition of Blue Asset Management (Blue) a German real estate business based in Munich. Established in 2009 by the three founding managing directors Dr Artus Pourroy, Dr Thomas Wiegelmann and Tino Lurtsch, Blue manages €1.2 billion of assets on behalf of its clients across, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The deal reinforces Schroders’ private assets capabilities, providing significant additional resource, presence and expertise in the German, Swiss and Austrian real estate markets to serve the company’s global investor base.

The Allen & Overy team comprised partners Dr Hans Schoneweg (corporate/M&A, Hamburg) and Dr Heike Weber as well as associate Dr Thomas Dieker (both tax, Frankfurt), counsel Marie-Luise von Buchwaldt, senior associate Daniel Martin Schulz and associate Jonas Hamm (all corporate/M&A, Hamburg). Additional support was provided by partner Richard Cranfield (corporate/M&A, London), counsel Peter Wehner (pensions), senior associate Dr Sebastian Schulz and associate Lisa Müller (both employment and benefits, all Frankfurt), senior associate Dr Daniel Bolm (real estate), Partner Ellen Braun and senior associate Dr Heiner Mecklenburg (both anti-trust, all Hamburg), senior associates Lennart Dahmen and Marco Zingler (both ICM, Frankfurt) as well as Kyrill Chilevych (corporate/M&A, Dusseldorf).




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