JLL acquires real estate debt advisory firm Capra

JLL acquires European real estate debt advisory firm Capra

JLL has acquired UK-based real estate advisor Capra Global Partners (Capra) to grow its debt advisory and corporate finance business across EMEA.

Capra, a European real estate debt and capital advisory firm, becomes an integrated part of JLL’s EMEA capital markets business.

Following the successful acquisition of HFF in 2019 this venture represents the next step in JLL’s capital markets growth ambitions in EMEA. Capra has an extensive network of relationships with institutional investors that will enhance JLL’s debt and corporate finance business,” said JLL in a statement.

The pace of global real estate investment recovery is picking up as investors adapt to the new market environment and demand for debt, M&A, equity and funds placement expertise is growing rapidly,” said Matthew Richards, CEO Capital Markets, EMEA, JLL.

“Capra’s specialist knowledge and long-standing relationships with investors and real estate lenders will deliver a range of compelling benefits for our clients, employees and shareholders. Having Capra on board provides a unique opportunity to continue the growth of our debt advisory and corporate finance platform in the EMEA region,” he added.

Anthony Biddulph, CEO, Capra Global Partners, added: “We’re excited to become part of JLL. Our companies share a culture of teamwork, ethics and excellence – and putting the client at the center of everything we do. We look forward to working together to grow and further strengthen JLL’s Capital Markets business in the region.”