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HSL Fund launches capital increase of approximately CHF 120 million

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EQS Group-News: Helvetica Property / Key word(s): Funds/Real Estate
12.11.2021 / 07:01

Press release November 12, 2021

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Helvetica Property Investors AG will carry out a capital increase of up to CHF 117.5 million for the HSL Fund from November 16 until December 2, 2021, 12.00 noon CEST. Each existing share will be allocated one (1) subscription right. Five (5) subscription rights entitle to the subscription of three (3) new shares against payment of the issue price in Swiss Francs. A maximum of 1,028,366 new shares will be issued. The number of shares outstanding will increase from 1,713,944 to a maximum of 2,742,310 shares. The issue price amounts to CHF 114.24 net per new shares and has been determined in accordance with the fund contract (§ 17 clause 3). The exact number of newly issued shares will be determined after the end of the subscription period, based on the number of subscriptions received. There will be no trading of subscription rights. Subscription rights that have not been exercised during the subscription period will expire with no value after December 2, 2021, 12.00 noon CEST. Payment for the subscribed new shares will be due on December 6, 2021.

The funds from the capital increase are earmarked for the already secured purchase of 16 properties in good locations with over 287 apartments valued at CHF 143 million. The portfolio is distributed among the cantons of Basel-Stadt (31%), St. Gallen (33%), Thurgau (10%) and Zurich (26%). Through the acquisitions, the fund increases to over 1,000 apartments in attractive locations in Switzerland. The purchase of the properties is planned to take place immediately after the payment of the capital increase and represents a further important milestone with regards to the intended listing of the HSL Fund on the SIX Swiss Exchange by the end of 2022. For the financial year 2021, the fund management company plans to increase the distribution of profits by 10% year-on-year to CHF 3.40 per share.

The Zürcher Kantonalbank acts as lead manager in this transaction. The fund shares are traded over-the-counter by Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd.

This announcement does not constitute an issuing prospectus according to article 35 ff. of the Financial Services Act.

Media contacts

Mirjam Nägeli
Media Relations
T +41 43 444 77 92

Salman Baday
Head Sales & Marketing
+41 43 544 70 95

Details of the capital increase

Issue volume

Maximum CHF 117.5 million

Subscription ration


Number of existing shares


Number of new shares

Maximum 2'742'310

Issue price per share

CHF 114.24 net (including issuing commission)

Subscription rights trading

No subscription rights trading

Subscription period

16 November 2021 - 02 December 2021, 12.00 Noon CEST


December 02, 2021

Payment date

December 06, 2021

Shares valor number / ISIN / Symbol

49 527 566 / CH0495275668 / HSL

Subscription rights valor number / ISIN

113380062 / CH1133800628 / HSL1

Use of proceeds

Investments in residential real estate in line with investment strategy

Fund management company

Helvetica Property Investors AG, Zürich

Custodian Bank

Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG, Basel

Real estate valuation experts

Wüest Partner AG, Zurich


PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich

Lead Manager

Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zurich

All relevant documents concerning the capital increase can be found under the website of the fund management company
or under Swiss Fund Data.

Zurich, November 12, 2021 - The fund management company launches a capital increase for the Helvetica Swiss Living Fund for a maximum of CHF 117.5 million for the purchase of 16 properties valued at CHF 143 million.

About Helvetica
Helvetica Property Investors AG is a leading real estate fund management company and asset management firm. We deliver sustainable value to our clients through active, long-term ownership of safe and stable real estate investments. With a fully integrated real estate investment platform, we are able to provide both standardized investment products and customized investment plans. We are proud of our longstanding reputation for outstanding client service and dedication to responsible ownership. Our firm is approved and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

About Helvetica Swiss Living Fund
The HSL Fund is a Swiss real estate fund open exclusively to qualified investors. The HSL Fund invests in residential real estate throughout Switzerland, primarily where regional and national economic centers are easily accessible. The investment focus of the fund is on older and newer properties with stable and sustainable revenues. The investment objective is primarily to preserve the fund's long-term value and to distribute reasonable profits. The fund share units can be traded over-the-counter. The HSL Fund is approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, FINMA.

Ticker Symbol HSL; Valor 49 527 566; ISIN CH0495275668

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