Axiare Acquires Capgemini’s HQ In Madrid For €43.5M

1 February 2017 – Press Release

Axiare Patrimonio has closed two operations to further strengthen its business plan. On the one hand, it has completed the purchase of an office building and on the other hand, it has signed a financing agreement amounting to more than €34 million with Santander. It will reinvest the new funds into assets.

The Socimi led by Luis López de Herrera-Oria has formalised the acquisition of the Cedro Building in Madrid for €43.5 million. The property is a prime office block, with a gross leasable area (GLA) of 17,032m2 and 381 parking spaces and it is leased almost in its entirety to the consultancy firm Capgemini.

The operation will result in immediate revenues for Axiare Patrimonio, given that the asset has an occupancy rate of almost 90%. The property, constructed in the year 2000, is located on Calle Anabel Segura, in the Arroyo de la Vega area of the capital, where lots of large companies – such as ING, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, Indra, BP and Mercedes Benz – have their headquarters and next to an exclusive residential area. Moreover, this asset has direct access to the A-1 motorway and is well connected to the airport, the CBD and the main ring-roads in Madrid.

Luis López de Herrera-Oria, CEO at Axiare Patrimonio said (…) “The Cedro Building is a very institutional product thanks to its location, its main tenant and the quality of its construction. This operation involves the purchase of a strategic asset, which has great potential for capital appreciation”.

The valuation of Axiare Patrimonio’s asset portfolio currently stands at around €1,350 million. 74% of the Socimi’s assets are offices, of which almost half are strategically located in the CBDs of Madrid and Barcelona; 16% are logistics warehouses, located in key hubs for the distribution of goods throughout Spain; and the remaining 10% are retail parks, which receive large numbers of visitors.

For this acquisition, Axiare Patrimonio has been advised by EY on the legal, technical and commercial side. Meanwhile, the vendor has been advised by Garrigues on the legal side and by Aguirre Newman and JLL on the commercial side.

Moreover, the banks continue to maintain complete faith in Axiare Patrimonio. The new financing agreement that the Socimi has just signed with Santander is another example of this. Specifically, Axiare has signed two financing agreements with the financial institution, taking the total balance of funds that it has received from the banks since its debut on the stock market to €572 million.

The new loans with Santander have been signed with some very flexible conditions and at a very competitive interest rate, in line with the company’s financial strategy. The loans will result in a €34.2 million cash inflow for the company, which it will use to continue expanding and improving its existing portfolio.

Axiare Patrimonio’s CEO said: “The company’s financing structure is one of the most stable and competitive in the market” (…) “Since our debut on the stock market two and a half years ago, we have signed agreements with several banking institutions. Santander, ING and CaixaBank have been our largest lenders, which is proof of the confidence that they have in our portfolio and in our ability to manage the company.

For this operation, Axiare Patrimonio has received legal advice from Gómez-Acebo y Pombo, whilst Santander has been advised by Watson Farley & Williams.

Original story: Press Release

Translation: Carmel Drake