Aareal Bank e Helaba finanziano Starwood Capital nell’ acquisizione di un maxi portafoglio retail in Svezia

Aareal Bank AG and Helaba have jointly underwritten a € 280 million (SEK 2.5 billion) senior acquisition facility to finance the acquisition of seven prime located retail parks and shopping gallerias in Sweden from Kooperativa Förbundet . The purchase price amounted to € 446 million (SEK 3.9 billion). The properties have been acquired by an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group. Vencom joined Starwood as a minority investor and will serve as the local operating partner for the properties. The transaction closed on November 19th, 2013. Aareal Bank AG and Helaba are acting as Joint Arrangers, Aareal Bank carries out the role as Facility Agent and Security Agent.
Located throughout Sweden’s four largest cities – Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Uppsala — the seven properties comprise of c. 205,000 square meters. The transaction further includes existing building rights for additional c. 70,000 square meters of retail space. The properties are currently 96 percent leased and each location is anchored by a Coop, Sweden’s second-largest supermarket chain. In addition to Coop, the tenant roster is made up of well-known Swedish and international retailers like XXL, MediaMarkt, H&M and Systembolaget.
Source : Companies