Investment and Asset Management Company

Avant Capital Partners is a boutique real estate investment and asset management company with a unique skillset combining experience from asset management, property development, private equity and banking.

Investment Strategy

With our investors, funds and institutional, we are focusing on opportunistic and value-add investments and strategies in the Finnish real estate market. We are co-investing in each deal we engage ourselves.

Local and operational

Our value-add strategies rely on best-in-class local letting, development and asset management. As main value drivers, these operations are always executed by our partners personally and will not be outsourced.

Capital Strategies

In addition to acting as partners and arrangers of equity strategies, we are also arranging debt and mezzanine financing for real estate investments through our co-operating partners.

Avant Capital Partners in brief

Avant is a real estate investment and asset management company with particular emphasis on active asset management and property development.

Our primary focus is on acting as a hands-on local operating and joint venture partner for investors seeking investment opportunities in the Finnish real estate market. Our team has a unique skillset with each having 10yrs+ experience from blue chip companies in e.g. property development, asset management, investments, private equity and banking. The team also has a substantial track record in property development and asset management with numerous successful turnaround and active asset management exercises.

We are focusing on investment themes with attractive risk-adjusted returns as well as mispriced investment opportunities with solid underlying fundamentals, and any other investments where we genuinely believe we can add value through active asset management. We are also offering debt and mezzanine financing for real estate investments through our cooperation partners.

"We have in particular specialized in value add / opportunistic retail asset management and development."

Our Team

Highly experienced team with each having 10 yrs+ experience from bluechip companies in e.g. property development, asset management, private equity and finance.

Juha Mattila

Juha Mattila

Partner

T  +358 40 560 5194
E  juha.mattila@avantcap.fi
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Teemu Saxén

Teemu Saxén

Partner

T  +358 40 865 4540
E  teemu.saxen@avantcap.fi
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Jussi Thusberg

Jussi Thusberg

Partner

T  +358 400 778 097
E  jussi.thusberg@avantcap.fi
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Lorenz Merk

Lorenz Merk

Partner

T  +358 40 820 9496
E  lorenz.merk@avantcap.fi
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Liisa Luokkanen

Liisa Luokkanen

Finance Manager

T  +358 50 4422 090
E  liisa.luokkanen@avantcap.fi
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Antonia Backels

Antonia Backels

Associate

T  +358 40 6792 634
E  antonia.backels@avantcap.fi
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"Highly experienced team with each having 10-­15 yrs+ experience from bluechip companies in e.g. property development, asset management, private equity and finance."

References

We have executed transactions in excess of EUR 450m together with blue-chip investment partners:



Residential: A platform of 3.300+ units across 110 assets and over 190.000 sqm across Finland, with the target to build a modern residential platform with highest level of tenant service. The platform is actively looking for new investments.



Helsinki office: 15 office assets in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area with approx. 124.000 sqm lettable area. Major letting and refurbishment works ongoing, partly divested.



Oulu retail: a well-performing and well-known shopping center in Oulu, Finland with approx. 30.000sqm gross area. Extension and re-gearing works in the pipeline.



Debt origination: we have originated in excess of EUR 100m in senior and mezzanine debt for various borrowers operating in the Finnish RE market.

Social Responsibility

Since the founding of the company, Avant Capital Partners has supported the children's and young people's telephone and internet counselling activities of the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL), as well as UNICEF Finland for their continuous efforts in giving a fair chance in life to every child, everywhere, especially the most disadvantaged.

News & Announcements

PRESS RELEASE 31.01.2017

AVANT CAPITAL PARTNERS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF 1.344 RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN FINLAND

Avant Capital Partners has expanded its residential platform by completing the acquisition of 1.344 residential units from VVO Group. The now completed deal was signed in December 2016.

PRESS RELEASE 23.12.2016

AVANT CAPITAL PARTNERS AND TRISTAN FUND ACQUIRE FINNISH PENSION SCHEME OFFICE PORTFOLIO FOR EUR 130 MILLION

Avant Capital Partners, together with European Property Investors Special Opportunities 4 (EPISO 4), the opportunistic fund advised by pan-European real estate investment manager Tristan Capital Partners, has acquired a 124,000 square meter portfolio of 15 offices located mainly in the wider Helsinki area, for €130 million from Varma.

PRESS RELEASE 15.11.2016

AVANT CAPITAL PARTNERS ACQUIRES 2.000 RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN FINNISH GROWTH CENTERS

Avant Capital Partners, together with a US based investment firm, has acquired approx. 2.000 residential units in growing cities in Finland into a new residential investment platform. The acquired units comprise in total more than 110.000sqm and are split in 70 individual assets.

PRESS RELEASE 15.08.2016

AVANT CAPITAL PARTNERS AND ALMA PROPERTY PARTNERS ACQUIRE A 30.000 SQM SHOPPING CENTER IN OULU, FINLAND

Avant Capital Partners, together with Alma Property Partners I AB, a fund managed by Alma Property Partners, have acquired a shopping center located in Ritaharju, Oulu, from Sukari Group. The asset is known as “Ideapark Oulu”. It has approx. 30.000 sqm gross area, and it has been let to multiple high-profile tenants like H&M, Lindex, Cubus, Dressmann and Stadium.

Avant Capital Partners Oy
Kasarmikatu 36, 6th floor
FI-­00130 Helsinki, Finland

T  +358 9 231 63630
E  info@avantcap.fi


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