Professional services firm CBRE has announced that the investment banking team from Sera Global, a global independent real assets advisor, has joined the company.
The Sera team complements and enhances CBRE’s existing global investment banking capabilities with the addition of professionals in offices worldwide, including New York, London, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid and Seoul.
The Sera team brings extensive experience across key investment banking services, including M&A, capital raising, liquidity solutions and infrastructure advisory. Leo van den Thillart, Sera Global CEO, has joined CBRE as global head of investment banking.
'The combination of the highly talented Sera team with CBRE is a major step forward in the development of our global investment banking platform. This addition will allow us to better advise our clients around the world in defining their growth strategies and accessing capital to achieve their goals,' said Chris Ludeman, global president of capital markets for CBRE.
Sera was established by Brookfield Business Partners, a global business services and industrials company.
Van den Thillart added: 'By joining CBRE, the global leader in real estate services, our team is well positioned to deliver a wider range of solutions to our clients.
'When we partnered with Brookfield, our goal was to create an industry-leading capital advisory practice. As part of our next chapter with CBRE, we look forward to delivering on that vision through a truly integrated global investment banking team.'