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DGAP-News: Corestate Capital Holding S.A. / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
Corestate continues to drive transformation and again makes impairments in the Real Estate Debt segment
14.06.2022 / 14:00
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Corestate continues to drive transformation and again makes impairments in the Real Estate Debt segment

  • Recent developments on the interest rate and inflation side intensify burdens on operating business and lead to further valuation risks

  • Cost-cutting measures initiated to be extended

  • Debt reduction and refinancing have top priority

Frankfurt, 14 June 2022 – The further increase in uncertainty in the real estate sector is currently leading to a decline in transaction volumes in the overall market due to the high dynamics of the interest rate and inflation spiral. This is linked to an extension of valuation spreads for real estate across almost all risk and asset classes. On the corporate side, this raises the burdens on the operating business and results in an increase in valuation risks. In the further course of the year, value adjustments for properties and an increase in risk provisions in accordance with IFRS 9 for individual balance sheet items in the Corestate Group cannot therefore be ruled out.

In parallel, the Management Board has again significantly extended the cost-cutting measures already in progress. The aim is to achieve a structural adjustment of the Group by the end of the year, transforming it into an efficient and effective investment house with a focus on real estate equity and debt. At present, operational areas are being bundled on the cost side, duplicate functions and overheads are being consistently eliminated, offices are being closed and all non-personnel costs and other expenses are being put to the test.

In its meeting today, the Management Board has decided to recognize impairments on the goodwill and brand value as well as a risk provision for outstanding performance fees and bridge loans of Helvetic Financial Services (HFS) in the total amount of approximately € 392 million. The starting point for the Management Board was the decision of the independent fund manager (Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft) to suspend the redemption of unit certificates for the Stratos II fund advised by HFS until further notice and to prepare a possible restructuring and continuation of the fund. In the light of the major financial significance of the fund for HFS's short to medium-term business prospects, this subsequently leads to a strategic reassessment and adjustment of the corresponding balance sheet items. In addition, the Management Board has decided in view of the significant deterioration in the macroeconomic environment to adjust the goodwill of Corestate Bank by approximately € 61 million as well.

Beyond the operational and market challenges, safeguarding liquidity and reducing debt are top priorities for the Group. Against the backdrop of the tense situation on the global financial markets, the Management Board has therefore mandated advisors for the two upcoming short-term maturities of a convertible bond in the amount of € 180 million due in November 2022 and a senior bond in the amount of € 298 million due in April 2023 in order to explore a refinancing solution with the bondholders.

Press and Investor Relations Contact
Dr. Kai Klinger
T: +49 69 3535630-107 / M: +49 152 22755400
ir@corestate-capital.com

Thomas Fritsche
T: +49 69 3535630-106 / M: +49 162 1036025
ir@corestate-capital.com

About CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. (CORESTATE)

CORESTATE is an investment manager and co-investor with around € 19 billion in assets under management in the core business. The company sees itself as a manager for the entire length of the real estate value chain. Thanks to its fully integrated real estate platform, it is able to offer investors a wide range of services, especially the opportunity to invest in large-scale societal trends such as urbanization, demographic shifts or sustainability – trends that will continue to have a decisive influence on the living and working environment in the long term. The consistent focus on asset classes that will be successful in the long run constitutes a central cornerstone of the company strategy. At CORESTATE, all concepts are supported with ESG expertise that is unique to the industry. With more than 500 experts, CORESTATE offers clients and investors a full range of services and consultation from a single source, from project financing and real estate management to sales. CORESTATE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and operates as a respected business partner for institutional and semi-institutional investors as well as high-net-worth private investors in 11 countries across Europe, with offices in Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Madrid and London. Please visit www.corestate-capital.com for further information.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by our management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial position, development or performance of the Company and the estimates given here. These factors include those described in published reports. These reports are available on our website www.corestate-capital.com. The Company assumes no obligation whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments. No inappropriate significance should be attached to forward-looking statements, which apply only to the date of this communication.


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Language:

English

Company:

Corestate Capital Holding S.A.

4, Rue Jean Monnet

L-2180 Luxembourg

Luxemburg

Phone:

+49 69 3535630-107

Fax:

+49 69 3535630-299

E-mail:

IR@corestate-capital.com

Internet:

www.corestate-capital.com

ISIN:

LU1296758029

WKN:

A141J3

Listed:

Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

EQS News ID:

1375309


 

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