Zurich, May 9, 2019 – For the execution of a non-public offering, ACRON Swiss Premium Assets AG (ASPA) issued a bond. Within the scope of the issue, ASPA was advised by ACRON AG. ASPA, the issuing entity, is owner of two modern and fully leased office buildings located in Zurich-Opfikon and Bern-Zollikofen. The main tenants at the Opfikon site are the pharmaceutical companies Takeda and Baxter; the building in Zollikofen is entirely leased by T-Systems. The investment in ASPA is limited exclusively to qualified investors in Switzerland.
Within the scope of this transaction, Vontobel – a globally active financial expert with roots in Switzerland and specialized in wealth management, active asset management, and investment solutions – functioned as a lead manager. At the same time, the company is mandated as a paying agent and security trustee.
Regarding the beginning of the cooperation with ACRON, Fredy R. Flury, Head of Risk Management at FIRC Vontobel, said: “Our expertise in the area of bond structuring and the access to our broad investor base were pertinent for the success of this transaction. The experience of the ACRON Group in the real estate sector also formed a solid foundation for the transaction. For our investors, we’ve created a new possibility for additional transactions in the area of securitized private placements. We can imagine that, in future, similar offerings will also be possible via our automated online platform cosmofunding.”
With the private placement, ACRON reaffirms its expertise as a partner who continues to structure unique real estate investments for its clients in the private banking sector as well as for wealth managers, trusts, and other business partners in Switzerland.
Aside from selected commercial properties in Switzerland, the Group’s investments are focused on hotels, retirement homes, and apartment buildings located in the Unites States. The investments offer investors a potentially attractive yield.
“The collaboration with the renowned Vontobel company was professional and efficient in every sense. We are looking forward to working with their specialists in the near future,” noted Peer Bender, CEO of ACRON AG.
ACRON Group is an initiator of real estate investments. The company was founded in 1981. Every real estate project conceptualized by ACRON is based on the single-asset structure for sales in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the United States. As of April 2019, the company’s transaction volume amounts to 1.8 billion Swiss francs. Private individual investors and families across the globe make up the majority of ACRON’s clientele. ACRON AG is located in Zurich (CH). The company has subsidiaries in Luxembourg (LU), Düsseldorf (D), Dallas (US), and São Paulo (BR). www.acron.ch, www.acronusa.com
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