Expectations exceeded significantly one year following MBO
Market environment increasingly challenging leading to changing demand for advisory services
Cross-border transactions on the rise
Twelve months after its foundation, Mellum Capital GmbH (Mellum Capital) has successfully advised on over €4 billion in transaction volumes. The real estate capital advisor, which was founded by the shareholders Heinrich Hauss and Markus Reule via a management buyout of Brookfield Financial Europe, has successfully expanded its market position.
Landmark projects include a number of complex investment and financing transactions in Germany, the UK, Benelux and France. As an example, the Mellum team advised Aermont Capital on a strictly ESG-oriented development financing in Berlin with an asset volume of over €400 million. Furthermore, US-European investor RFR used Mellum's advisory services to structure its debt financing for the acquisition of Rheinpark, while Mellum advised J.P. Morgan Asset Management on a structured financing of its acquisition of a sale-and-lease-back transaction in Hamburg, which had a volume of around €180 million.
Founding Partner Markus Reule: "In retrospect, the market environment has become more challenging over the past year: Higher global inflation and interest rates, geopolitical uncertainty and multiple regulatory changes instantly imply a higher demand for advice. We specialise in finding the most suitable solution for all asset classes across the full real estate capital structure and the entire value chain. This requires expertise, a broad network, creativity and proven transaction experience."
In this context, Markus Reule also refers to Mellum's access to a broad non-bank lender network, which includes various national and international institutional investors.
Founding Partner Heinrich Hauss: "We are very pleased that, in addition to our existing clients, some large mandates and transactions have been added and that our hard work and high professional standards are recognised. In this context, we are also seeing increasing demand from and into North America, where we are very well positioned through our partners at Ackman-Ziff." Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, as Mellum's exclusive partner firm in the US, was able to realize an additional transaction volume of over US$5 billion.
About Mellum Capital GmbH
As a real estate capital advisor, Mellum Capital GmbH structures complex real estate transactions and arranges individual capital procurement with its worldwide network. The company, headed by Heinrich Hauss and Markus Reule, specializes in investments, debt advisory and structured finance and is active for its global clients with offices in London and Munich.
Mellum Capital GmbH
33 St James's Square
London, SW1Y 4JS