12 June 2017 – Expansión
The family property management firm Mazabi is preparing to debut its Socimi – Silicius Inmuebles en Rentabilidad – on the stock market. It plans to list it on the stock exchange at some point next year, with a target valuation of €400 million.
The multifamily office, which was created in 2009 and which currently manages assets worth more than €1,000 million in 14 countries, wants its Socimi to be constituted as an ideal investment vehicle for families interested in obtaining returns from their assets and improving liquidity, as well as for institutional investors interested in obtaining a coupon from their investments.
Silicius was incorporated in 2015 and was registered under the Socimi framework last year. The company, promoted by El Arverjal – a family office owned by the Mencos family – and managed by Mazabi, will debut on the stock market before September 2018.
Currently, Silicius owns assets worth €90 million and generates revenues of around €5 million. It is finalising additional financing amounting to between €20 million and €30 million so that it can undertake new investments before the summer. In parallel, the group is negotiating the contribution to its fund of assets from other partners and the incorporation of investors who will contribute capital depending on the opportunities that are generated.
“The objective is to debut on the stock market with a value of between €200 million and €250 million next year and, once listed, incorporate an individual or institutional shareholder with a placement on the stock market to try and reach the target market capitalisation of €400 million”, explained the CEO of Mazabi, Juan Antonio Gutiérrez.
The Director said that the Socimi’s average debt will be in the order of 25%: “The objective is to pay a coupon and, for that, the level of debt has to be low”.
The company focuses its investments on assets worth between €5 million and €30 million and is currently analysing purchase opportunities amounting to €100 million. “We focus on the segment that private investors can’t afford, but which fall below the level of interest of the funds and large Socimis, which is where there are more opportunities and less competition”, explained Juan Díaz de Bustamente, CEO of the Socimi.
Currently, the firm’s portfolio includes a hotel in Conil (Cádiz), two office buildings in Madrid – one on Calle Obenque and another on Calle Virgen de los Peligros – and four retail assets – including a store leased to Cortefiel on Paseo de la Castellana, 18 (pictured above) and another set of premises leased to Vips on Calle Velázquez 136. It also owns a stake in Lazora.
The company is not going to limit its acquisitions to Spain and will analyse opportunities in the main European capitals. “Our investments have to fulfil three principles: diversification, liquidity and coupon”, they state. Specifically, the company is currently evaluating the possibility of completing an acquisition in Portugal.
The Directors explain that it would be reasonable for 20% of its assets to be located outside of Spain. “You lose the tax effect, but it allows you to diversify geographically”, they add.
Original story: Expansión (by Rebeca Arroyo)
Translation: Carmel Drake