GWM invests in private equity value-add strategies over illiquid real estate assets across Europe, across a wide risk spectrum ranging from core transactions to opportunistic investments.
The investment team targets complex investments and inefficiently financed situations looking for the opportunity to unlock value through lease-up, repositioning and redevelopment.
GWM’s strategy benefits from in-house real estate sector specialists (retail, office, residential, hotel), an established sourcing network and consolidated relationships with the leading players.
GWM’s distressed debt strategy targets the acquisition of large, single name non-performing and sub-performing real estate secured loans. The investments are assessed from multiple angles leveraging the extensive team expertise in real estate and debt restructuring to devise the best strategies. A direct approach to the borrower and an active management of the loan facilitate the recovery process; capex investments are considered to maximise collateral value before exit.
The ownership of a large specialised loan servicing platform allows tight control on execution of business plans and direct involvement in day-to-day activities.
The GWM team invests in the European real estate private debt market across the capital structure for the acquisition, development and refinancing of CRE assets.
GWM focuses on selecting optimal investment opportunities from market segments that typically fall outside the interest of mainstream lenders because of the smaller deal size, structuring complexity and the characteristics of collaterals.
The approach is based on a sophisticated origination strategy supported by a rigorous credit underwriting discipline focused on creating a strong downside protection.
The event driven strategy combines merger arbitrage and hard catalyst events seeking to capture the spread between the current and projected pricing of securities of companies involved in corporate actions.
The merger arbitrage strategy invests in announced, pre and post announced and M&A driven situations across the capital structure. The strategy has full geographical flexibility to invest globally with a focus on issuers located or giving exposure to Europe.
Both strategies are enhanced by a fundamental analysis as the basis for all investments and aim at capital growth with low volatility and low correlation to the market. An ethical exclusion policy and ESG perspectives are considered within the fundamental analysis.