PREI is the real estate investment and advisory business
of Prudential Financial, Inc.
As part of the transaction, ERGO Trust and Provinzial Rheinland Versicherung, TMW’s largest shareholders and investors, both based in Duesseldorf, will participate in a joint venture with PREI and TMW’s management shareholders, the announcement said.
The deal is to develop real estate investment products tailored to TMW’s clients in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, according to the announcement.
Terms of the transaction, which is pending regulatory
approval, were not disclosed.
According to the announcement, the transaction gives PREI the opportunity to offer products to a new audience of German institutional, retail and high net worth individual investors.
The combination will also expand PREI’s network of
offices outside of the US, which includes the U.K.,
Germany, Belgium, Singapore and Brazil. TMW has offices in
France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland and Switzerland, in
addition to its offices in Munich and Atlanta.
In the US Thomas McWhirter, the US founding partner of TMW, will lead a portfolio management team that will focus on TMW’s existing German-based accounts specializing in core investments.