Europa Capital fund buys 178 residential units in Copenhagen for €88m

Europa Capital fund buys 178 residential units in Copenhagen for €88m

Europa Capital has acquired 178 newly developed residential units across four buildings in the Amager area of Copenhagen from Danish developer, Gefion Group, for €88 million, on behalf of its Europa Diversified Income Fund.

Located in the Øresund region of Copenhagen, Gefion’s waterfront development is a short distance from the city centre and Copenhagen Airport. 

Europa Diversified Income Fund, which held its first close of €350 million in November, is an open-ended vehicle and is focused on investing in logistics, residential and offices.

The fund aims to capitalise on the structural changes of innovation and urbanisation, targeting strong economies in Western Europe, with a focus on France, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.

The initial seed portfolio comprises a mix of logistics, residential and office investments. The portfolio, which has outperformed its market indices to date, is over 98% occupied and has recorded 99.5% rent collection in 2020, demonstrating its resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. With accretive leverage, the Fund has capital remaining to deploy into further acquisitions to diversify the portfolio.

The acquisition of these assets in Copenhagen takes the GAV of the Fund to almost €400 million, with two thirds of the income in the logistics and living sectors, which remain the current focus of its investment strategy.

“We see PRS residential as a long-term, low-volatility backbone to our diversified income portfolio. We are pleased to have sourced and executed this opportunity for EDIF with Keystone, a local partner with specialist residential experience and a strong track record with Europa Capital in Copenhagen, a city which we favour for its strong fundamentals of population growth. The successful lease-up of these four buildings also demonstrates the appeal of high quality facilities in a unique waterfront location,” said Andy Watson, Partner and Fund Manager at Europa Capital.

Thomas W. Færch, CEO of Gefion, commented: “We are very proud that Europa Capital’s core fund has selected four newly built residential buildings from Gefion Group to be a part of the fund’s portfolio. These are residential buildings of a high quality and with a unique location in Copenhagen. All apartments were handed over to Europa Capital at the agreed time according to the schedule”