Caplantic: New service provider for investments in alternative assets
- Structuring, servicing and risk management of alternative investment products
- Institutional investors seeking alternative investment op-portunities
Caplantic Alternative Assets GmbH is a newly established company offering services for the management of alternative assets. This range of services includes the structuring, servicing and risk management of alternative investment products, with the focus on asset categories such as aircraft, renewable energies, real estate and infrastructure projects. Caplantic also takes on the management and monitoring of credit portfolios and other investments for its customers. The company is a joint venture between Bankhaus Lampe KG (Bankhaus Lampe) and NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB), each of which holds a 50-percent stake in the enterprise. Caplantic officially commenced its business activities on 1 July 2013.
The services provided by Caplantic are aimed at investors – in particular those of an institutional nature such as insurance companies and pension funds seeking alternative investment options in these times of low interest rates – interested in investing in long-term loan assets, especially in alternative credit funds. Investments in loan assets of commercial banks are one such alternative.
"NORD/LB has long years of experience in the financing of alternative asset categories. Bankhaus Lampe brings with it in-depth investment and industry expertise as well as an extensive investor network", says Dr. Michael Schwalba, Managing Director of Caplantic. "This combination is unique in the German investment market."
Background information on the partners
With a consolidated business volume of EUR 3.3 billion, Bankhaus Lampe is one of the leading independent and owner-managed private banks in Germany, with branches and subsidiaries in Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Munich, Münster, Osnabrück, Stuttgart, London and Vienna. The limited partner shares in Bankhaus Lampe are held in their entirety by the Oetker family. Besides independence and product neutrality, this shareholder background also guarantees the sound and consistent further development of the bank.
NORD/LB, with total assets of EUR 216 billion, is among Germany's leading commercial banks. Its core business fields include corporate banking, structured financing in the energy and infra-structure sectors, ship and aircraft financing, commercial real estate financing (via Deutsche Hypothekenbank), capital market business and the servicing of private and corporate customers. The bank is headquartered in Hanover, Braunschweig and Magdeburg, with branch operations in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Schwerin. The bank is comprehensively represented via Braunschweigische Landessparkasse with over 100 branches. At the international level NORD/LB has a subsidiary in Luxembourg and branch operations in London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.
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