BC Partners’ €900 Million Real Estate Fund

Simpson Thacher represented BC Partners on the deal.

BC Partners announced the formation and fundraising of its debut real estate fund, BC Partners European Real Estate I. The fund raised approximately €900 million, exceeding its €500-700 million target. The fund, which has already completed a number of investments, focuses predominantly on real estate investments in Europe and in particular on assets with significant re-positioning or re-development potential, in addition to operating platforms with opportunities to develop greater scale.

BC Partners is a leading investment firm with more than €40 billion in assets under management across private equity, private debt and real estate strategies.

The Simpson Thacher team included Jason Glover (Picture) and Marie-Sophie Bandeira Vieira (Funds); Bill Smolinski (Tax); Jason Herman (Funds/U.S. Securities); and Jeanne Annarumma (ERISA).

Involved fees earner: Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marie-Sophie Bandeira Vieira – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Glover – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Herman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; William Smolinski – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: BC Partners;

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Author: Youness Semri