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F e b r u a r y   2 0 1 4 Capital Trust Acquires Siemens PLC Industrial Office in Ulverston, Cumbria The Capital Trust Group has acquired the Low Mill Business Park in Ulverston, Cumbria. The property comprises a modern headquarters warehouse and research facility and was purchased on behalf of a private investor. Press release:
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O c t o b e r  2 0 1 3 Capital Trust advises on Ethiopian pharmaceuticals joint venture (ARAB PRESS). Iktissad Wal Aamal. October Issue Press release:
O c t o b e r   2 0 1 3 Capital Trust advises on Ethiopian pharmaceuticals joint venture Capital Trust Group acted as the financial advisor for MIDROC while Corporate Finance House acted for Hikma Group. Mr. Bassam Aburdene, Chairman of Capital Trust Group, commented: "We are pleased to have advised on such an exciting joint venture between two exceptional groups with a perfect fit". Press release:
A u g u s t   2 0 1 3 Capital Trust acquires prime South West Greater London Office Investment The Capital Trust Group has acquired PGS House which is a fully refurbished Grade A headquarters office building.  The property was purchased on behalf of private investors. Press release:
A u g u s t   2 0 1 2 EuroMena II invests $20 million in Oil and Gas Drilling Group Sakson Capital Trust Group prepares to launch EuroMena IIIA Fund with a size of 200 to 300 million dollars The Capital Trust Group has acquired PGS House which is a fully refurbished Grade A headquarters office Beirut - August 2012 - EuroMena II, one of the most active private equity funds in the Middle East, announced today that it has invested $20 million to increase the capital of Sakson Petroleum Services, a regional oil and gas drilling service provider based in Egypt with several onshore drilling projects in Iraq, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, among others. Press release:
M a r c h  2 0 1 2 CAPITAL TRUST ACQUIRES PRIME REGIONAL OFFICE IN LEEDS The Capital Trust Group has acquired Zurich House, Leeds on behalf of Middle East investors. This city centre property which is let to Zurich Assurance for 16 years comprises 18,414 sqft of offices set over two floors.  Finola Reynolds of the Capital Trust Group commented that 'this acquisition continues to meet our investor's criteria being a core city centre location with a long lease to an excellent covenant.  Furthermore the development of Leeds train station and the surrounding area will further enhance this investment". This acquisition represents the Capital Trust Group's continued drive into the UK property market.Stephenson Day represented the purchasers. Press release:
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M a r c h  2 0 1 2 CAPITAL TRUST GROUP ACQUIRES UK OFFICE BUILDING FOR £25.5 MILLION The Capital Trust Group has acquired 1 Cardiff Callaghan Square, Cardiff for Middle East clients of the Group. This excellent property is one of the best known office buildings in Cardiff and is let to law firm Eversheds LLP for a further 10.25 years. Finola Reynolds of the Capital Trust Group commended that "this attractive investment fully meets the Group's aim of finding good quality assets with reliable income streams outside London". This acquisition represents the fourth property investment over the past 18 months for the Capital Trust Group. Knight Frank represented the purchasers. Press release: 
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1 6 t h   F e b r u a r y  2 0 1 2 Property Press Release 2012 The Capital Trust Group announced today their fourth acquisition of commercial real estate in the UK.  These investments are spread among four city locations in Leeds, Cardiff, Southampton and Birmingham. All properties are single-let to grade A tenants with leases ranging from 10 to 15 years. The Group Chairman, Bassam Aburdene, commented that "UK real estate continues to be an important part of our clients' portfolios, mainly for the security and predictability of its income stream and the liquidity which makes the acquisition and disposal process straight-forward and investor friendly". George Shweiry, Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East, added: "In the face of continued economic uncertainty, we have focused on prime locations in regional UK cities outside London where rents are significantly lower.  It is these attractive rental levels, combined with the quality of services and availability of a qualified workforce, that is increasingly driving the demand from prospective tenants". Capital Trust, which is head quartered in London, with offices in Dubai, Beirut Washington and New York, has been active in real estate markets since 1985.
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26 t h   M a y  2 0 1 1 Capital Trust Acquires Prime Birmingham Office The freehold interest in The Stock Exchange, Birmingham has been acquired by Middle East clients of The Capital Trust Group from Stoford Ventures Limited. This 1920s landmark property which has been newly refurbished is let to EFG Private Bank for 15 years. The Stock Exchange, 33 Great Charles Street, Birmingham comprises 24,825sqft of Grade A offices set over five storeys within a conservation area. The building has been shortlisted by the British Council for Offices (BCO) for the 2011 award for Best Refurbished/Recycled Workplace. The reception incorporates a double height reception area and an impressive former stock exchange hall which has been converted into meeting rooms, whist maintaining many historical features. Finola Reynolds of the Capital Trust Group commented that ‘this acquisition meets our investor’s criteria being a striking building in a core city centre location with a long lease to an excellent covenant”. This acquisition represents the Capital Trust Group’s continued drive into the UK property market. Knight Frank represented the purchasers. View in Portfolio Gallery
1 5 t h   S e p t e m b e r  2 0 1 0 Capital Trust Acquires Southampton Office The freehold interest in Stoneham Park, Eastleigh has been acquired by Capital Trust Group on behalf of a Middle Eastern investor from Jeeves Investments LLP.  Jeeves Investments LLP is a joint venture between AEW and Mountgrange.  The purchase price of £9 million reflects a net initial yield of 7.46% and a capital value of £188 per sq ft. Finola Reynolds of the Capital Trust Group commented that “this acquisition provides our investors with a good income return from a strong tenant with an unexpired lease term in excess of 10 years.  This represents The Capital Trust Groups first investment acquisition since 2006 and marks the start of a renewed drive into the UK property market.” Nightingale Partners represented the purchasers. Press release:
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J u n e  2 0 0 9 "The excellent reputation and track record of EuroMena I was an important factor in Closing Euromena II” Capital Trust: Fundraising for EuroMena II closed on 1 June 2009. + European Investment Bank and Proparco as lead investors With co-investors from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon + EuroMena II investments will include Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Syria and Tunisia The Capital Trust Group announced today that Euromena II, its third generation MENA private equity fund, closed on 1 June 2009. In a statement, Capital Trust said that the funds raised for EuroMena II amounted to $90 million, despite the current global financial and economic crisis. Read more
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S e p t e m b e r  2 0 0 8 CAPITAL TRUST GROUP  ADVISES PREEM PETROLEUM ABAND ITS AFFILIATES ON $2.3 BN AND SEK 7.2BNSYNDICATED CREDIT FACILITY September 30, 2008 – Capital Trust Group has advised Sweden’s Preem Petroleum AB and affiliated on their new $2,283,100,000 and SEK 7,200,000,000 term loan and revolving credit facility.  It is the largest syndicated credit facility ever provided to a privately held Scandinavian group of companies.  The syndicated loan will provide for the refinancing of the Preem Group’s outstanding debt, working capital and other general corporate purposes. Merchant Banking, Skandinaviska EnsKilda Banken AB and Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Svenska Handelsbanken AB are coordinating mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners under the credit facility.  Merchant Banking, Skandinaviska EnsKilda Banken AB is the facility agent. Preem is the largest oil company in Sweden and one the largest independent refining companies in Europe.  It accounts for more that 75% of Swedish refinery capacity and 30% of Nordic refinery capital.  Preem’s two refineries are among the biggest, most sophisticated and environmentally efficient in Europe. Capital Trust advised Preem on all aspects of the loan transaction, as well as advising all issues relating to matters which preceded the transaction and the structuring of the credit facility.
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J u n e   2 0 1 4 Capital Trust Acquires Long Lease Modern Office Building in Eastleigh, Hampshire The Capital Trust Group has acquired New King’s Court in Eastleigh, Hampshire. It was purchased on behalf of private investors. Press release:
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O c t o b e r  2 0 1 4 Capital Trust and Lumina Real Estate Capital acquire Holiday Inn Express, Cheltenham The Capital Trust Group alongside Lumina Real Estate Capital have acquired the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Cheltenham in a £14 million deal. Press release:
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O c t o b e r   2 0 1 4 Capital Trust Sells KIA Motors UK HQ for £16.3 million The Capital Trust Group has sold the Kia Motors UK headquarters in Walton-on-Thames to Aberdeen Asset Management for £16.3 million, at a net initial yield of 5.25%. Press release:
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O c t o b e r  2 0 1 4 Capital Trust Sells Zurich Assurance Ltd Office in Leeds The Capital Trust Group has sold an office let to Zurich Assurance Ltd in Leeds to Fides Trustees SA for £6.1 million, at a net initial yield of 6.12%. Press release:
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F e b r u a r y  2 0 1 5
Capital Trust Group wins the best MENA Private Equity Fund Manager UK 2015
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M a y  2 0 1 5
Capital Trust acquires modern office building fully let to Scottish Power UK PLC in Glasgow
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June 2015 
Capital Trust featured in Capital Finance International Magazine
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August 2015
Capital Trust acquires two Oil and Gas Headquarter buildings in Aberdeen
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August 2015
Capital Trust acquires  over $100M worth of UK property in the last 12 months
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Capital Trust Ltd Registered in England. Registered Number: 941064. Registered Office: 49 Mount Street, London W1K 2SD.  Capital Trust Ltd is Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Information contained in this website:
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April 2016
CAPITAL TRUST ACQUIRES SCREWFIX HEADQUARTERS & CONTACT CENTRE
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J u n e 2016
CAPITAL TRUST SELLS PROPERTY IN SOUTHAMPTON SUBURB, ACQUIRES HEADQUARTERS OF HISTORIC LAW FIRM IN LEAMINGTON SPA
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D e c e m b e r 2016
CAPITAL TRUST ACQUIRES SUPERDRUG HEADQUARTERS IN CROYDON
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J a n u a r y 2017
CAPITAL TRUST’S 2016 REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY EXCEEDS £60 MILLION, REACHING A CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF £223 MILLION ON ITS CURRENT PORTFOLIO
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A u g u s t 2017
CAPITAL TRUST COMPLETES 2 STRATEGIC ACQUISTIONS IN SOMERSET AND ESSEX
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