Deutsche Bank Puts its Socimi Trajano Iberia Up for Sale

9 October 2018 – Eje Prime

Trajano Iberia is up for sale. The Socimi, managed by the real estate investment division of Deutsche Asset Management, has expressed its willingness to receive offers to assess the possible sale of its shareholding, according to a statement filed by the company with the Alternative Investment Market (MAB). Trajano controls the Alcalá Magna shopping centre, for which it paid €100 million in 2016.

The listed company has requested the services of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank to sound out the market. The group has expressed its desire to find out about “the potential interest in purchasing shares that represent more than 50% of its share capital”.

Trajano Iberia recorded net profits of €2.63 million between January and June 2018, compared with €3.5 million during the same period in 2017. Despite the decrease in its net result, the listed company recorded revenues of €983 million during the first half of the year, up by 11.7% compared to the same period in 2017.

The Socimi, in which the Alcaraz family, the founders of the vehicle renting company Goldcar, holds a 10.5% stake, currently has five real estate assets in its portfolio: a mixed-use commercial and office building in Bilbao; a shopping centre in Portugal; an office complex in the north of Madrid; four logistics warehouses on the Campus Plaza industrial estate in Zaragoza; and a shopping centre in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).

Trajano Iberia’s last major acquisition was its purchase of the Alcalá Magna shopping centre at the end of 2016. The company disbursed €100 million to acquire that asset located in the Spanish capital, which has a gross leasable area (GLA) of 34,165 m2 distributed over two levels.

The space, constructed in 2007 and with an occupancy rate of 95%, receives almost 5 million visitors per year and accumulates annual sales of around €64 million. Its tenants include firms such as Mercadona, Grupo Inditex and Mango, amongst others.

The company, which made its stock market debut in July 2015, reordered its Board of Directors in April. The company appointed Luis Antoñanzas, one of those responsible for the entity’s great fortunes, as CEO following the resignation of Carlos Gálvez Díaz de Bustamante, according to explanations provided by the group at the time.

Since then, Trajano Iberia’s Board has comprised 11 representatives, including José Moya, Chairman of the Board,  Vicente Fernández and Brigit Gabriele, as representatives of Deutsche Bank. Moreover, the Socimi’s management body includes representatives from companies such as Alcor, Dogalcar, Falagal and CNP Partners.

Original story: Eje Prime 

Translation: Carmel Drake

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