25 September 2018 – Eje Prime
Azaria Rental made its debut on the stock market today with the clear intention of expanding its asset portfolio. The Socimi, specialising in the rental market and managed by Drago Capital, started trading at a price of €5.40 per share, which means that its valuation amounts to €45 million, according to a statement filed by the company with the Alternative Investment Market (MAB).
On its first day on the MAB, the Socimi confirmed its plan to search for new investment opportunities to increase returns for its shareholders. Specifically, according to Mayte Medina, CEO of Drago Capital, the firm’s future acquisitions are expected “to amount to €125 million in total”.
Currently, Azaria Rental owns just one asset: a 100% stake in Bifur Investments, the owner of the industrial and office complex located at number 40 Calle Miguel Yuste in Madrid, which houses the headquarters of the El País newspaper. The property spans a surface area of 46,480 m2 and comprises five buildings, leased to the Prisa group until 2033 for €4.9 million per year, according to Expansión.
Azaria Rental is the 19th Socimi to debut on the MAB so far this year. The objective of the company is to create a real estate investment vehicle to generate returns of between 4% and 5%, “from rental contracts with a net triple income profile over the long-term”.
Meanwhile, Drago Capital is a real estate asset management company that operates in the Spanish market as well as in the United States of America. Founded in 2001 by a group of professionals from the sector, it has offices in Madrid, Lisbon and Miami.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake