5 April 2018 – Eje Prime
King Street Capital is knocking at the door of Neinor Homes. The US fund has purchased a 3.92% stake in the Spanish property developer, a percentage that, at current market prices, is worth €45.6 million, according to the records held by Spain’s National Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV).
The US investment fund is acquiring a stake in the listed real estate company at a time when the company led by Juan Velayos is undergoing significant changes. In a shareholding dominated by overseas institutional investors, Adar Capital stands out with 27.8% of the share capital. The Israeli fund increased its stake in Neinor from 5.2% to almost 30% in a matter of weeks, the threshold that would oblige the company to launch a takeover bid for the entire firm.
In the last week, another foreign fund, in this case from Luxembourg, Alken Fund, has acquired 3.11% of the property developer, whose main secondary shareholders are Bank of Montreal, with a 5.20% stake; Invesco, which also controls 5.2%; Wellington Management Group, which holds 4.9%; and Norges Bank, owner of 4.5%.
Currently, Neinor Homes has 71 housing developments underway in Spain, comprising 5,470 homes, after launching five new developments with 528 homes in the third quarter of last year. The property developer’s plans involve investing more than €1.5 billion over the next five years to hand over up to 15,000 homes.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake