Aventicum Real Estate Completes Senior Management With Strong Investment Pipeline

Zurich, 7th April, 2015: Aventicum Capital Management today announces another key industry hire to complete the senior management team at Aventicum Real Estate.

Aventicum Real Estate, under the leadership of Christophe Tanghe, established its inaugural fund - Aventicum Real Estate Partners Europe LP (“the Fund”) to generate superior risk-adjusted returns for its limited partners by making non-core real estate and real estate related private equity investments in targeted markets across Europe.

The shareholders of Aventicum Capital Management have committed substantial capital to the Fund at its first closing in 2014 and third party capital-raising is expected to take place later this year. Since launch, the Fund has completed a number of investments and is in the process of completing further transactions.

Christophe Tanghe, Senior Principal and Head of Aventicum Real Estate has more than 27 years of private equity and real estate investing, including fund and investment management; development; operations and advisory experience, all gained through senior positions held with ING Real Estate, Hines, Lehman Brothers, Security Capital and JP Morgan.

To date, Christophe has been supported by a senior leadership team comprising Jan Dijkstra and Jeremy Hussey and today Aventicum Real Estate announces the appointment of Helen Garbutt.

Commenting on the announcements, Christophe Tanghe, said: “I’d like to welcome Helen as Principal to Aventicum Real Estate. Her broad experience in real estate operations and capital markets combined with local real estate market expertise and industry contacts, will be an invaluable asset for the firm. Together, the Principals of the business combine unique capabilities to originate, execute and manage complex real estate investments across myriad property types, geographies and investment strategies.”

Aladdin Hangari, CEO of Aventicum Capital Management, added: “We’re very happy with the progress that Christophe and his team have made since launch. The team has gone from strength to strength and I believe that our distinctive investment strategy, combined with the exceptional skill sets of Christophe and his team, positions us well to achieve our objective of generating superior risk-adjusted returns for the limited partners in the Fund. Attracting such highly talented practitioners is a major endorsement of Christophe’s plans for the asset class and his business.”

About the Principals:

  • Jan Dijkstra, Principal – Investments, with over 21 years of private equity real estate, hospitality investment and advisory experience. Mr Dijkstra started his career with HVS and held several senior positions with AIG Global Real Estate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Westmont Hospitality Group
  • Helen Garbutt, Principal – Asset Management, with over 24 years of experience in real estate lending, asset, portfolio and fund management. Ms. Garbutt started her career at Barclays Bank in Paris before joining LaSalle Investment Management where she was a member of the senior management team for Continental Europe. 
  • Jeremy Hussey, Principal – Operations, Risk & Finance, with 16 years of experience in private equity real estate finance, risk and operations. Mr Hussey started his career with Deloitte & Touche and held several senior positions with Benson Elliot Capital Management, AIG Global Real Estate and Pelham Partners

Notes to the Editors:

About Aventicum Capital Management

Aventicum Capital Management Holding AG (‘Aventicum Capital Management’) is a joint venture between Credit Suisse and Qatar Holding with the Holding Company incorporated in Zurich, Switzerland. It is a multi-boutique asset management business that offers a diverse range of investment solutions targeting the strategic needs of investors.  Aventicum Capital Management brings together the entrepreneurial talent of best-in-class investment professionals, the fiduciary oversight of Credit Suisse and long-term capital support of Qatar Holding.

About Aventicum Capital Management’s independently-run asset management businesses

Aventicum MENA & Frontier Markets, based in Qatar, is part of Aventicum Capital Management. Aventicum MENA & Frontier Markets offers a core range of investment products that include the MENA Fund and the MENA Frontiers Fund. The activities of Aventicum MENA & Frontier Markets are conducted through Aventicum Capital Management (Qatar) LLC which is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and regulated by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority under registered number 00173.

Aventicum Alternative Equities, based in Switzerland, is part of Aventicum Capital Management. Aventicum Alternative Equities currently focuses on European Long/Short equity strategies for institutional investors. The activities of Aventicum Alternative Equities are conducted through Aventicum Capital Management (Switzerland) Ltd. which is regulated by the FINMA.

Aventicum Real Estate, based in Switzerland, is part of Aventicum Capital Management. Aventicum Real Estate is advising on non-core real estate and real estate related investments in Europe. The activities of Aventicum Private Equity Real Estate are conducted through Aventicum Capital Management (Switzerland) Ltd. which is regulated by the FINMA.

Aventicum Emerging Markets Credit, based in the UK, is part of Aventicum Capital Management. Aventicum Emerging Markets Credit focuses on global Emerging Markets corporate debt in both the public and private segments of the asset class. The activities of Aventicum Emerging Markets Credit are conducted through Aventicum Capital Management (UK) LLP which is authorized and regulated by the FCA.


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