BayernLB – serving the German economy in London for 40 years

London/Munich – Forty years ago this year Bayerische Landesbank opened an office in London. Despite changes in the economic and political environment, BayernLB still sees itself as an important link between the German economy and the financial centre of London. The United Kingdom, as the fifth largest economy in the world, remains an attractive market for export-focused German and Bavarian companies. And international investors often seek access through London to long-term investment opportunities in Germany, especially in the area of real estate. These are exactly the customers that BayernLB believes it is best-equipped and best-positioned to serve as a banking partner. 

“Over the past few years, we have slimmed down and focused solely on the needs of precisely these customers. With our many years of experience and expertise we are ready to act as a reliable partner to our corporate and real estate customers for their business in the UK”, said Johannes-Jörg Riegler, BayernLB CEO on the 40th anniversary of the London branch office. 

One of BayernLB’s special areas of expertise in the UK is the financing of renewable energy projects. In recent years BayernLB has financed solar panel farms in the UK with a total capacity of 1.2 gigawatts. In the real estate sector, BayernLB's specialists in London can advise and arrange financing for international investors seeking access to the German real estate market through London.