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Kasada buys Cape Grace Hotel

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April 4, 2022, 5:52 p.m.

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Kasada Capital Management has acquired the 120-key Cape Grace hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Kasada Capital Management has acquired the 120-key Cape Grace hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

This acquisition marks Kasada's entry into the South African hospitality market and the continued fulfilment of the platform’s strategy to expand its presence in key cities across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kasada will now deploy its expertise in Cape Town with an asset voted one of the “Top Luxury Hotels” in the continent.

Originally opened in 1996, the Cape Grace is located in Cape Town’s Victoria & Albert Waterfront district and is one of Africa’s most iconic hotels.

This acquisition will mark a new chapter in the property’s history.

With high ambitions for this Cape Town landmark, Kasada will renovate the hotel with the view of obtaining the EDGE green-building certification while keeping its legacy, unrivalled quality, and exceptional service which have been the essence of this exceptional property.

Olivier Granet, Kasada's Managing Partner and CEO, said: "This acquisition marks our entry into the South African hospitality market, the largest in Africa. The Cape Grace is a great addition to our existing hotel portfolio and we look forward to bringing our knowledge and expertise to this iconic asset. Our value creation strategy will be driven by our sustainability values and highest ESG standards for the benefit of our guests, employees and local communities."

David Damiba, Kasada’s Managing Partner and CIO added: "We are delighted to have completed this important acquisition in Cape Town. It demonstrates our continued ability to structure and execute transactions across hotel segments and geographies. With the acquisition of the Cape Grace and our subsequent capex commitment, we continue to believe in the resilience of the African hospitality market and confirm our positioning as a leading investor and solution provider in the hospitality sector on the continent."

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