AEW Europe and Natixis Asset Management raised €400 million in the second closing of their Senior European Loan Fund II.
The partners raised €162 million in May 2016 after completing the first closing of their second real estate debt fund. The fund was established to make investments in senior real estate loans backed by core office, retail, logistics and hotels in main European markets.
The debt fund aims to raise €750 million in commitments from institutional investors by the first half of 2017. So far, it has secured €75 million worth of investments in France, Germany and Italy, while four additional deals worth €100 million are in the pipeline.
The company, together with Natixis, has raised almost €1 billion through the common debt platform following the latest closing of the real estate debt fund, said Cyril Hoyaux, AEW Europe's head of the European debt platform.