BlackRock myy Illum-tavaratalokiinteistön Kööpenhaminassa Central Groupille

BlackRockin hallinnoima rahasto BlackRock Europe Property Fund III myy Kööpenhaminassa sijaitsevan Illum-tavaratalon kiinteistön Central Groupille. BlackRockin rahasto osti kiinteistön vuonna 2011, minkä jälkeen BlackRock on remontoinut kiinteistön täysin ja kehittänyt sitä merkittävästi.

Central Group on omistanut Illumin brandin vuodesta 2013, mutta ei kiinteistöä.

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Lisätietoja:
Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
+358 50 558 0888
anna-mari.tiilikainen (at) cocomms.com

Central Group acquires Illum department store in Copenhagen

21 May 2015 – Central Group has acquired the Illum department store in Copenhagen from BlackRock Europe Property Fund III, managed by investment manager BlackRock. The price is undisclosed.

Illum is Copenhagen's premium department store, offering everything from fashion and beauty to home décor and design. The BlackRock fund took ownership of the 44000 square meter building in 2011 and has since completed a total refurbishment and extensive development of the property.

Mathias Busck, Head of BlackRock’s Nordic real estate business, commented: “We have refurbished and repositioned the Illum building to fit the needs of future shoppers and international retail brands. The site offers unique opportunities for luxury retailers. We are happy to see Central Group take over the property and look forward to see Illum prosper in the future.”

The Central Group has been present in Europe since 2011 when it acquired the Italian department store group La Rinascente with the intention to develop a European collection of historic luxury department stores. Since 2013 Central Group has owned the Illum brand and department store in Denmark, but not the building. The acquisition of Illum property is part of Central Group’s strategy of developing historic retail icons into modern centres of commerce and community for locals and tourists. 

CEO of Central Group, Tos Chirathivat, said: “We are very pleased to take ownership of Illum which is considered landmark property in Copenhagen. The location of this department store is unique and it fits perfectly with our strategy to grow our business in Europe. We will build on the strong brand which Illum has in Denmark and shall continue our refurbishment program and introduction of world class Danish and global luxury brands to the store.”

BlackRock Real Estate is the dedicated real estate investment group within BlackRock and invests in strategies across the risk and return spectrum, providing access to all major property types. The business manages over $23 billion of private and public real estate equity and debt on behalf of investors worldwide in 17 offices across 11 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US. Investment structures include commingled funds, co-investments, joint ventures and customised separate accounts. Blackrock Real Estate is at the moment increasing its Nordic presence with new projects in Denmark and actively seeking opportunities across the entire Nordic region.

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For more information please contact:

For BlackRock For Central Group
Christian Groenning Ms. Pattra Devahastin na Ayudhya
Partner, Kreab – Copenhagen Division Manager- International Communications
Phone: +45 27 63 07 55 Phone: +6691 098 5779
E-mail: cgroenning@kreab.com E-mail:  DePattra@central.co.th

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About CENTRAL GROUP

Central Group is a leading business operator in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The Group has 9 core business units including retail, real estate, fast moving consumer, hardlines, online, food, fashion distributors, and hotels as well as businesses in Vietnam. With a firm commitment and vision towards further developing its existing businesses and extensive expertise, Central Group has expanded its business both in Thailand and overseas as trusted brands for Thai and internationally for more than 68 years. Currently, Central Group employs about 70,000 employees and has more than 4,700 stores worldwide, with turnover of more than 8.1 billion U.S. dollars.

Lisätietoja:
Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
+358 50 558 0888
anna-mari.tiilikainen (at) cocomms.com

BlackRock

BlackRock on maailman johtavia sijoitusten ja riskien hallinnan sekä neuvontapalveluiden tarjoajia institutionaalisille ja yksityissijoittajille. BlackRockin hallinnoimat varat olivat 4 774 miljardia dollaria 31.3.2015. BlackRock auttaa asiakkaitaan saavuttamaan tavoitteensa ja selviämään haasteista tuotevalikoimansa avulla, johon kuuluu erillisiä tilejä, sijoitusrahastoja, pörssinoteerattuja iShares®-rahastoja ja muita yhteissijoitustuotteita. BlackRock tarjoaa myös riskienhallintaa, neuvontaa ja yritysinvestointijärjestelmäpalveluja laajalle institutionaalisten sijoittajien ryhmälle BlackRock Solutions®-brändillä. BlackRockin pääkonttori on New York Cityssä, ja sillä oli noin 12 300 työntekijää yli 30 maassa (31.3.2015). Yhtiö on vahvasti läsnä kaikille tärkeimmillä markkinoilla Pohjois- ja Etelä-Amerikka, Eurooppa, Aasia, Australia, Lähi-itä ja Afrikka mukaan lukien. Lisätietoja: www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | blogi: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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