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Meridia III Makes Its First Acquisition In Madrid & Barcelona

3 May 2016 – Press Release

Meridia Capital’s new real estate vehicle, Meridia III, makes its first acquisition in Madrid and Barcelona.

On Friday, Meridia Capital Partners, SGEIC, S.A., (“Meridia Capital”) announced the first deal of its recently launched real estate vehicle, Meridia III. The fund has acquired a portfolio of 9 assets in the metropolitan areas of Madrid and Barcelona. The portfolio totalling c.42,000 sqm mainly includes office buildings, as well as a logistics warehouse and 581 parking spaces. The properties are located in established and integrated business areas of Spain’s two main markets. Meridia III acquired this portfolio from the Spanish real estate fund Segurfondo Inversión (managed by Inverseguros).

Six assets, which account for 87% of the portfolio in terms of square metres, are located in Madrid, whereas the remaining 13% (totalling 3 buildings), are situated in Barcelona. The properties have attracted prominent tenants such as BBVA and Telefonica.

Juan Barba, Partner, Managing Director Real Estate at Meridia Capital, said “This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a diversified portfolio with high value creation potential. The country has been showing clear signs of recovery in the office segment, triggered by an increase in occupancy levels as well as gradual rental growth. This transaction brings new office assets to those acquired through Meridia II, thus reinforcing our local presence in this sector.”

Meridia Capital’s Founding Partner & CEO, Javier Faus, stated “The launch of Meridia III and this first deal demonstrate that we continue to be very positive about the prospects that the Spanish real estate sector offers. Through the new vehicle we aim to leverage on our track record and extensive experience in this market, which we believe will allow us to continue achieving attractive returns for our investors.”

Meridia Capital was advised on this deal by Aguirre Newman, Garrigues and Dokei.

Original story: Press Release

Edited by: Carmel Drake