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Allen & Overy advises Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE in connection with the financing of a voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of Gagfah S.A.

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01 December 2014

Allen & Overy LLP advised Deutsche Annington in connection with a syndicated bridge facility for the financing of the cash portion of a voluntary public takeover offer (combined cash and share exchange offer) by Deutsche Annington for Gagfah shares.

"We are delighted to have been chosen again to support Deutsche Annington in this important financing transaction", comments Allen & Overy partner Dr. Olaf Meisen. "With this transaction Allen & Overy was able to further expand its impressive track record in advising on the financing of large acquisitions", adds Allen & Overy partner Dr. Neil G. Weiand.

The newly created group of Deutsche Annington and Gagfah will comprise around 350,000 residential units. With a combined portfolio value of around EUR 21 billion, it will be the second largest listed real estate company in continental Europe.

Deutsche Annington was advised in-house by Dr. Thomas Görgemanns (general counsel) and Dr. Armin Hutner (counsel). 

The Allen & Overy team advising Deutsche Annington on this transaction comprised partners Dr. Neil George Weiand and Dr. Olaf Meisen, counsels James Taylor and Stefan Kuhm and associate Isabel Tinsley (all banking and finance, Frankfurt), partner Martin Scharnke and counsel Dr. Stefan Henkelmann (both ICM, Frankfurt) as well as partner Dr. Heike Weber (tax, Frankfurt).