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Retail

Austria's Signa takes control of Germany’s Kaufhof from Canada’s Hudson's Bay

Austrian private real estate investor Signa has acquired all remaining 49.99% equity in German store chain Kaufhof from Canada's Hudson's Bay Company.  The acquisition, for which no (...)

Logistics

Spain's Azora, CBRE said launching €250m last-mile logistics firm

Azora, the Madrid property manager which developed and then sold one of Spain' largest REITs, has launched a firm with CBRE to invest €250m in last-mile (...)

Retail

Austria's Signa, Canada's HBC complete German Karstadt, Kaufhof merger

Austria private group Signa has completed the merger of its German store chain Karstadt with Kaufhof, owned by Canada's Hudson's Bay Company, and purchases of 50% (...)

Retail

Austrian Signa, Canada's Hudson's Bay unite Kaufhof, Karstadt in new retail group

Austria's Signa group has confirmed that German department stores Kaufhof and Karstadt are to be merged in a giant new retail company with Canada's Hudson's Bay (...)

Finance

EPRA delegates rise as investors, analysts seek undervalued assets, M&A

There seems little doubt that the more than 400 delegates to the EPRA conference last week reflected the rising interest in listed real estate due to (...)

Retail

German Kaufhof, Karstadt merger said going ahead

The merger of Germany’s two store chains Kaufhof and Karstadt is reportedly going ahead after the cartel office and creditor banks separately agreed that Canada's Hudson's (...)

Retail

Canada's Hudson's Bay confirms talks with Austrian Signa over Kaufhof

Canadian department store group Hudson's Bay Company has confirmed that it is in talks with Austria's private Signa Holding over possible collaboration on its German Kaufhof chain. In a statement Friday, (...)

Retail

Canadian Hudson's Bay said re-starting talks to sell German Kaufhof to Signa

Canadian department store group Hudson's Bay Company, after rejecting an approach in February, is reported to have re-started talks to sell its German Kaufhof chain to the Austrian Signa Group's Karstadt (...)

Finance

Benko, S Immo said eyeing creation of Austrian Champion, perhaps including Signa

Speculation in Vienna is growing that Signa boss, the sometimes controversial René Benko, will move soon to try to merge the three quoted property firms S Immo, CA Immo and Immofinanz to create an (...)

Retail

Vienna's Signa withdraws €3bn Kaufhof offer after Canadian Hudsons Bay rejection

Just two days after appointing a new CEO, Canadian retailer Hudsons Bay this week announced its rejection of an unsolicited offer for German store chain Kaufhof by Vienna-based Signa (...)

Retail

Kaufhof/Karstadt would be major test of Signa’s entrepreneurial ability

Austria’s private Signa group is well on its way to wiping out memories of the past troubles of its youthful founder René Benko. If it now (...)