AURELIUS has sold GHOTEL Group to Art-Invest Real Estate
GHOTEL, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, operates a chain of modern hotels under its own and franchise brands with business travelers as the main target group. GHOTEL focuses on the crisis resistant and growing midscale segment (3-4 stars) in B- and C-cities with strong economic centers spread across Germany. By the end of 2019, GHOTEL operated 17 hotels with 12 more openings planned by 2023. With the acquisition of GHOTEL Group, Art-Invest strengthens its position as a hotel operator and completes the development towards an integrated hotel investment group with development, investment and operations business units.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the seller in this transaction, leading a competitive sale process involving both financial and strategic bidders. Managing the entire process including providing financial and tactical advisory expertise to the seller as well as leading the marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the transaction ensured a successful outcome that generated a healthy return to the seller and strong development opportunities for GHOTEL, its employees and its new owner.
AURELIUS Group is a European investment group with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid and Amsterdam. Since its inception in 2006, AURELIUS has developed from a local turnaround investor to an international multi asset manager.
Art-Invest Real Estate, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is an investor with a long-term orientation, asset manager and project developer of real estate in good locations with value creation potential. The company focuses on metropolitan areas in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom.
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