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Socimi Ores Buys Portimão Shopping Centre In Portugal

7 April 2017 – Idealista

(…) After completing its first purchases last week, Ores, the Socimi backed by Bankinter and the Portuguese real estate company Sonae Sierra, has now made its debut in the Portuguese market with the acquisition of the company Portitail, which owns the Portimão shopping centre, located in Portimão (in the Algarve region), although the operation still needs to be approved by the competition authorities in Portugal.

Olimpo Real Estate, whose commercial name is Ores, has been trading on the ever-growing Socimi segment of the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) for just over a month. It debuted on the MAB on 22 February without any assets in its portfolio and with a market value of €200 million. Currently, its market capitalisation amounts to €202.6 million, after a slight increase in its share price in recent weeks.

The company came to the market with a very clear objective: to invest around €400 million in high street commercial premises, supermarkets and hypermarkets, retail park spaces (less than 20,000 m2), bank branches and unitary assets with long-lasting lease contracts and solvent tenants.

In fact, its intention is to look for commercial assets in good locations, in the main cities in Spain and Portugal. The domestic market will account for around 65% of the portfolio, whilst the remaining 35% will be invested in Portugal. The investment plan is due to be completed by the end of 2018.

According to the IPO document, Olimpo Real Estate has a period of five years (specifically, until 29 December 2021) to liquidate its entire portfolio of assets, otherwise, it must retain them for another five years. In this case, and once 10 years have elapsed since its launch, a shareholders’ meeting will be called to decide whether to continue the company’s activity or liquidate it.

Original story: Idealista (by Ana P. Alarcos)

Translation: Carmel Drake