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René Benko

Founder - Chairman of the SIGNA Holding Advisory Board

SIGNA Group

Investment fund / Promoter developer / Retail promoter

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Contributors

Dieter Berninghaus

Chairman of the Executive Board

Jürgen Fenk

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board

Robert Leingruber

Head of Communications

Christoph Stadlhuber

Spokesman of the SIGNA Group Executive Board - Chief Executive Officer of SIGNA Real Estate Austria

Dieter Berninghaus

Chairman of the Executive Board

Jürgen Fenk

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board

Robert Leingruber

Head of Communications

Christoph Stadlhuber

Spokesman of the SIGNA Group Executive Board - Chief Executive Officer of SIGNA Real Estate Austria

Retail

Commerz Real acquires 20% stake in 10 German Kaufhof stores

Commerz Real, part of Germany's Commerzbank, has taken a 20% stake in 10 Kaufhof department stores, intending to develop them and boost value together (...)

Listed

Austria's Immofinanz, S Immo abandon long-held plans to merge

Two Austrian listed real estate firms which nearly four years ago announced they would merge activities, and bought each other's equity in preparation, have called (...)

Office

RFR, Signa jointly acquire Frankfurt, Rotterdam portfolio from Allianz

Two of Europe's most powerful private real estate groups, Austria's Signa and New York-based RFR are jointly acquiring a top-end office/retail portfolio from Allianz (...)

Listed

Pecik, Ketterer buy 10% in Vienna's S IMMO, amid merger talks with Immofinanz

Two Austrian and Swiss investors Ronny Pecik and Norbert Ketterer have acquired a 10% shareholding in S IMMO amid the Vienna firm’s merger talks with peer Immofinanz. S IMMO (...)

Finance

Austria's Signa raises €1.2bn in fresh equity, eyeing acquisitions

Austria's privately-held Signa group is executing two capital increases, of €700m and €500m, earmarking proceeds for acquisitions and boosting liquidity reserves over €1bn. The first (...)

Finance

Madison takes 5% in Austrian Signa's €12.5bn holding in German Kaufhof stores

US-based Madison International has taken a 5% stake in Austrian Signa group's €12.5bn vehicle holding the German Kaufhof stores, plus another 27 trophy assets (...)

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 (...)

Listed

Greek billionaire Economou becomes 2nd largest shareholder in Germany’s TLG

Greek shipping billionaire George Economou has become the second largest shareholder in Germany's TLG Immobilien after buying nearly 8% from Swiss M&A boutique Bedrock. According (...)

Retail

Austrian Signa adds Hamburg's Gänsemarktpassage; price said at €120m

Austria's Signa Group has acquired the the Gänsemarktpassage in Hamburg for partial redevelopment into a mixed-used complex for a price said to be close (...)

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 (...)

Office

Berlin Hyp in €220m financing for Austrian Signa's office project

Berlin Hyp is providing €220m in financing for the 90 m. office building being developed in Berlin by Austria's Signa group, and says it (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

Listed

US Starwood wins few takers for Austrian CA Immo, Immofinanz offers

US private equity firm Starwood Capital, which Wednesday announced 24.4% acceptances in a Swedish housing group bid, has by contrast won only a fraction of (...)

Listed

Austrian S Immo CEO says Immofinanz 29% buy is step in right direction

Ernst Vejdovszky, CEO of Austrian S Immo in which a 29.14% stake changed hands on Wednesday, acquired by Vienna listed peer Immofinanz, said he (...)

Listed

Austria’s Immofinanz buys Benko, Pecik's 29% S Immo stake for €20 shr

Austrian listed Immofinanz, on the day that a public offer for 5% of its shares opens from US opportunity fund Starwood Capital, said Wednesday it has (...)

Listed

US Starwood Capital says bids for Austrian CA, Immofinanz will boost growth

US-based Starwood Capital Group said its partial bids for Austrian listed companies CA Immo and Immofinanz, which open for acceptances today, will accelerate their growth by providing a long-term-oriented, (...)

Listed

Benko raises S Immo stake to 29%, boosting Austrian Champion speculation

Austrian property tycoon René Benko nows controls 29.14% in Vienna listed S Immo after his private trust on Monday acquired 7.28% from the Vienna Insurance Group. (...)

Listed

Austria's Immofinanz rejects unsolicited US Starwood offer at €2.10 shr

Austria's listed property group Immofinanz has rejected an unsolicited partial offer for a 5% stake made by the US-based Starwood Capital group in parallel to a bid for (...)

Listed

US Starwood Capital launches bid for 26% of Austrian CA, stake in Immofinanz

US private equity firm Starwood Capital Group has launched a bid to acquire 26% in Austrian listed CA Immo and also a stake of up to (...)

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 (...)

Listed

Austrian CRE 'champion' still possible after S Immo ups Immofinanz stake to 12%

An 'Austrian champion' in listed commercial property may still be on the cards despite Immofinanz on Wednesday hinting it will drop plans to merge with CA Immo. (...)

Listed

Austrian Immofinanz: CA Immo merger may not happen, may sell shares

The merger of Austrian listed groups Immofinanz and CA Immobilien, in planning for around two years, may not happen, Immofinanz has announced. Talks will remain suspended and (...)

Retail

Karstadt purchase not aimed at creating downtown malls, says Signa's Benko

René Benko, Austria's biggest real estate entrepreneur and owner of the Signa group, says he did not acquire German store chain Karstadt to convert all of them into (...)

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 (...)

Finance

Austria's Erste sells strategic S Immo stake to shareholder Pecik, supported by Benko

In a last-minute action in 2017, Austria's Erste Group Bank sold its long-held 10% strategic stake in listed Vienna-based S Immo to existing shareholder (...)