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IMMOFINANZ strengthens its leading market position in Europe with the acquisition of a retail portfolio from CPIPG

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EQS-News: IMMOFINANZ AG / Key word(s): Real Estate/Acquisition
IMMOFINANZ strengthens its leading market position in Europe with the acquisition of a retail portfolio from CPIPG
19.09.2022 / 17:47 CET/CEST
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IMMOFINANZ strengthens its leading market position in Europe with the acquisition of a retail portfolio from CPIPG

  • Acquisition of a fully rented portfolio with 53 properties in four countries and roughly 217,000 sqm of rentable space for EUR 324.2 million

  • Closing for 36 properties in the Czech Republic and Poland already completed

  • IMMOFINANZ’s retail offering now covers 166 properties in ten countries with over 1.3 million sqm of rentable space

  • Expected total gross rental income of EUR 25.0 million per year sustainably strengthens IMMOFINANZ’s earning power


As part of its value-creating growth strategy with a focus on high-return properties, IMMOFINANZ is acquiring 53 retail properties in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary from its majority shareholder CPI Property Group (CPIPG). The acquired portfolio has roughly 217,000 sqm of rentable space and is fully let with an occupancy rate of 99%. The purchase price totals EUR 324.2 million. The purchase contract was signed today, together with the closing for 36 retail properties in the Czech Republic and Poland which have 108,000 sqm of rentable space. The purchase price of EUR 191 million for those properties was financed from existing funds. The closing for the remaining 17 properties in Hungary and Slovakia is expected to take place by the end of this year.

“This transaction represents an important strategic step to strengthen our resilient, high-return retail portfolio. The acquisition will not only accelerate the expansion of our leading position on the retail park market in Europe and strengthen our STOP SHOP brand, it will also sustainably reinforce IMMOFINANZ’s earning power with stable rental income of roughly 25 million euros per year“, explained Radka Doehring, member of the IMMOFINANZ Executive Board. “Our retail portfolio will now grow to a total of 166 properties in ten countries with over 1.3 million square meters of rentable space.“

Attractive tenant mix and very good accessibility

The acquired portfolio consists primarily of retail parks with an attractive and diverse tenant mix as well as several commercial locations with do-it-yourself and food retailers with very stable revenues and high returns. The properties are located in larger cities or close to large catchment areas and can be easily reached by car and public transportation.

“Considering the scarcity of high-quality portfolios of this size on the market, the completion of this transaction is a very special success. It represents the ideal opportunity to expand IMMOFINANZ’s retail portfolio in a single step and at a lower cost compared to negotiations with multiple sellers“, indicated Stefan Frömmel, Head of Group Transactions at IMMOFINANZ.

Since the CPI Property Group holds roughly 77% of IMMOFINANZ shares, the acquisition is legally classified as a “transaction with related parties“. These types of transactions are subject to high transparency and compliance requirements, and IMMOFINANZ is committed to maintaining the highest corporate governance standards.

Details on the portfolio

The acquired retail portfolio comprises the following:

  • Czech Republic: 30 properties with roughly 89,300 sqm of rentable space and an occupancy rate of 98.7%

  • Slovakia: 15 properties with roughly 76,200 sqm of rentable space and an occupancy rate of 99.9%

  • Poland: 6 properties with roughly 18,200 sqm of rentable space and an occupancy rate of 92.2%

  • Hungary: 2 properties with roughly 33,600 sqm of rentable space and an occupancy rate of 100%

 

On IMMOFINANZ

IMMOFINANZ is a commercial real estate group whose activities are focused on the office and retail segments of eight core markets in Europe: Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Adriatic region. The core business covers the management and development of properties, whereby the STOP SHOP (retail), VIVO! (retail) and myhive (office) brands represent strong focal points that stand for quality and service. With the new On Top Living brand, IMMOFINANZ is expanding into sustainable and affordable living. The real estate portfolio has a value of approximately EUR 5.4 billion and covers more than 220 properties. IMMOFINANZ is listed on the stock exchanges in Vienna (leading ATX index) and Warsaw. Further information under: https://www.immofinanz.com

 

For additional information contact:

Bettina Schragl
Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
T +43 (0)1 88 090 2290
M +43 (0)699 1685 7290
communications@immofinanz.com
investor@immofinanz.com

 

IMMOFINANZ
1100 Vienna, Wienerbergstrasse 9, Austria
www.immofinanz.com


19.09.2022 CET/CEST This Corporate News was distributed by EQS Group AG. www.eqs.com

Language:

English

Company:

IMMOFINANZ AG

Wienerbergstraße 9

1100 Vienna

Austria

Phone:

+43 (0) 1 88090 - 2290

Fax:

+43 (0) 1 88090 - 8290

E-mail:

investor@immofinanz.com

Internet:

http://www.immofinanz.com

ISIN:

AT0000A21KS2

WKN:

A2JN9W

Listed:

Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart; Warschau, Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)

EQS News ID:

1445563


 

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