Socimi Almagro to Increase its Capital to Buy New Assets in Madrid

27 March 2019 – La Vanguardia

The Socimi Almagro Capital, which specialises in residential properties for the elderly, has approved a €15 million capital increase to finance new acquisitions and consolidate its growth in the Spanish capital.

Almagro Capital, which is managed by the Spanish firm Ofila Management, owns 24 assets in the centre of Madrid, located in the Chamartín, Goya, Chamberí, Princesa, Chopera, Lavapiés, Recoletos, Palacio, Salamanca, Viso, Chueca, Retiro and Tetuán areas.

The Socimi made its debut on the MAB in January, with an initial share price of €1.07, which represented a company valuation of €10 million. That figure is set to rise to around €50 million over the short to medium term.

Original story: La Vanguardia 

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Atom Makes its MAB Debut with a Stable Share Price

27 November 2018 – Eje Prime

Atom completed its first day on the MAB without any variation in its share price. The Socimi specialising in the hotel sector and owned by Bankinter made its debut on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) with no variation in its debut price of €10.70 per share.

That is the amount that the company set for its stock market debut and which values the company at €264.76 million. The Socimi started the day with a slight rise of 0.9%, to reach €10.80 per share, but ended trading flat.

Atom operates on the stock market with the code YAT and its shares are traded through the fixing system, whereby prices are fixed twice a day, a 12 noon and 4pm.

Atom owns 23 hotels with a total accounting value of €439.7 million, including the AC Marriott in Palma, Sevilla and Álava, as well as the Meliá hotels in Sevilla and the Canary Islands. The group is the 20th company to join the MAB in 2018 and the 67th Socimi to debut on the Spanish stock market to date: 62 Socimis operate on the MAB and five operate on the main stock market.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Logistics Socimi Tarjar Buys Commercial Plot in Madrid for €1.17M

16 May 2018 – Eje Prime

Tarjar Xairo will add a fifth asset to its portfolio next year. The logistics Socimi has just purchased a plot of buildable land in Madrid for €1.17 million, according to a statement filed by the company with the Alternative Investment Market (MAB).

The investment company is going to build a commercial premise on the site, which is located in the Cerro de las Columnas area of the Madrilenian town of Pozuelo de Alarcón. The building work for the construction of the asset will begin at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019. Tarjar will lease out the space once the project has been completed.

For the acquisition of the plot, the Socimi has signed a mortgage loan with CaixaBank amounting to €2.5 million. The company has used two of its existing industrial warehouses as collateral, located in Coslada (Madrid) at numbers 31 and 33 Calle Fuentemar. Tarjar is the landlord of the Catalan pharmaceutical giant Grifols in the first of those properties.

The loan will be repaid over 144 monthly instalments between now and 2032 and will have a fixed annual interest rate of 1.5% plus 12-month Euribor. The plot in Pozuelo will be added to the existing real estate portfolio, which already contains four industrial warehouses. Besides the two properties in Coslada, Tarjar owns a third logistics space in Madrid, at number 75 Calle Hierro. Moreover, beyond the Spanish capital, the Socimi owns a fourth asset on the Ribarroja del Turia industrial estate, in the province of Valencia.

In total, the four properties span a constructed surface area of around 25,000 m2 and a leasable surface area, primarily for industrial and office use, of 22,000 m2.

50% of Tarjar is currently under the control of María del Carmen Escribano Sánchez-Beato, who owns 86,692 shares in the Socimi. After her, the other two main shareholders are Juan Hernández Villa, who owns 12.7% of the Socimi, and Francisco Javier Echenique Gordillo, who owns 7.6%. Hernández Villa also manages the Socimi’s rentals through his company Arquibuba.

First anniversary on the MAB 

Tarjar Xairo started to operate as a listed company over a year ago now. The logistics Socimi rang the bell of the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) on 20 February 2017 with a company valuation of €9.2 million. The company, which thereby became the 30th Socimi to debut on the stock market, set an initial share price of €53.12.

Now, with twenty more Socimis trading on the MAB (50 in total), Tarjar is betting on buildable land for commercial use, which it hopes will allow it to continue growing. In 2017, the Socimi registered a profit of €118,710, with revenues of €377,509, according to the company’s public records (…).

Original story: Eje Prime (by J. Izquierdo)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Socimi AP67 Debuts on the MAB with Aim of Doubling its Portfolio

8 May 2018 – Eje Prime

AP67 rang the bell on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) for the first time this morning. The Socimi debuted on the stock market with a preliminary share price of €6.65, which corresponds to an overall company valuation of €34 million. The aim of the company is to double its portfolio over the next few years through the purchase of new assets.

The real estate investment company is the sixth Socimi to make its debut on the MAB so far this year, which further strengthens the presence of this type of player in the Spanish real estate sector. In the case of AP67, the company has debuted with a portfolio worth €46.5 million comprising assets of all kinds located in Leganés (Madrid).

Gesvalt has acted as the external advisor to the operation, whilst Armabex has worked as the registered advisor for the stock market debut of the company, which is owned by Álvaro Rubio Garzón and Francisco Escudero López.

The Socimi owns small- and medium-sized plots of urban land for residential use, as well as commercial premises, parking lots and industrial land. In addition to the new purchases that it plans to make, the company aspires to “continue to generate returns of more than 8%”, according to its president, Álvaro Rubio.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

Hispania Fights Off Competition from Blackstone to Acquire Alua Hotel Portfolio

21 December 2017 – Eje Prime

Hispania is expanding its portfolio after defeating Blackstone. The Spanish Socimi and US fund were bidding for Alua Hotels’ island portfolio, comprising seven resorts in the Canary and Balearic Islands. The properties in question will now pass into the hands of the company managed by the Azora group, in exchange for the payment of €165 million.

With this acquisition, the company, in which George Soros holds a stake, has almost completed its hotel investment plans, in which the purchase of large hotel complexes on the Spanish islands plays a significant weight, according to a report submitted by Hispania to Spain’s National Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV).

The assets acquired by the Socimi comprise AluaSoul Palma, AluaSoul Mallorca Resort, AluaSoul Alcudia Bay, AluaSoul Ibizia and AluaSun Torrenova, in the Balearic Islands; and Ambar Beach and Parque San Antonio, in the Canary Islands. The 1,700 rooms in the portfolio will continue to be operated by Alua Hotels.

After formalising this operation, Hispania now owns almost 13,000 rooms across 45 hotels. Currently, the valuation of the company is estimated to amount to more than €2 billion, mostly thanks to its hotel assets, although it also owns office buildings and homes.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

The Doctors’ Mutual Company Debuts its Socimi on the MAB

22 December 2017 – Idealista

Within less than 10 days left before the end of the year, the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) is still welcoming more Socimis.

On 22 December, it is the turn of PSN Gestión, an investment vehicle controlled by the doctors’ mutual company, which will debut with a share price of €14.20 and a market value of €28.1 million.

This company holds 27 properties in its portfolio, mostly offices (although it also owns one hotel and several other premises – a clinic, a chemist, a daycare centre-…), which are located in different cities across Spain and Portugal. It has a presence in the following cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, San Sebastián, Sevilla, Granada, Oviedo, Santander, A Coruña, Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra, amongst others.

In total, its portfolio has a combined constructed surface area of 14,500 m2 and an average occupancy rate of 67%. For its stock market debut, VGM Advisory Partners is participating as the Registered Advisor and Banco Sabadell as the Liquidity Provider.

PSN Gestión will be the 44th Socimi to join the MAB (and the 17th to do so this year), although there will be two more debuts next week starring: Student Properties Socimi, the first Socimi specialising in halls of residence for students, which will make its debut with a company valuation of €12.65 million; and Barcino Property Socimi, whose portfolio comprises eight properties located primarily in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and whose initial capitalisation will amount to €19.1 million.

Both of those investment vehicles will make their stock market debuts on 27 December, which will allow the MAB to close the year with a record 19 debuts and 46 Socimis in total.

Original story: Idealista

Translation: Carmel Drake

Domo’s Socimi Debuted On The MAB On 21 September

22 September 2017 – Eje Prime

The countdown has started for the debut of Domo Activos, the socimi of the cooperative manager of the same name. The company will make its debut on Thursday 21 September on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB), where it will list at €2 per share, a price that represents a market valuation for the company of €7 million, according to the BME.

The company, which is the 41st to make its debut on this market under the Socimi framework, owns just one asset, a plot of land in Madrid, located in El Ensanche de Vallecas, which it purchased in March from Sareb for €6.55 million. The land has a maximum buildability of 9,348 m2 and the firm plans to build 80 homes on the site, plus six ground floor commercial premises and parking.

For the next two years, the firm will focus on developing this project, according to details contained in the information brochure that accompanies its stock market debut. It estimates that the homes will be ready to lease “from September 2019”.

Domo has a business plan that includes taking on new land purchases to develop real estate assets, with the aim of subsequently making cash from them by leasing them out “for at least three years”, and ultimately, selling them.

This strategy includes the development of homes, hotels and tourist apartments, primarily in the Community of Madrid, Cataluña, País Vasco, Málaga, Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba, the Community of Madrid, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

The Socimi chaired by Feliciano Conde Anguita (pictured above) plans to pay for this business plan through capital increases, in such a way that the firm will undertake operations of that kind, “to the extent that investment opportunities arise”. Current shareholders will have preferential subscription rights in future capital increases.

Original story: Eje Prime (Original article dated 19 September 2017)

Transltion: Carmel Drake

MAB Approves Stock Market Debut Of Socimi Numulae

19 July 2017 – TeleCinco

The Alternative Investment Market (MAB)’s Coordination and Incorporations Committee has sent a favourable evaluation report to the MAB’s Board of Directors regarding the Socimi Numulae’s compliance with the joining requirements after it had evaluated all of the documentation submitted.

The company’s debut will require prior approval by the MAB’s Board of Directors. The company’s trading code will be YNUM and its shares will be traded through the price fixing system.

Renta 4 Corporate is the registered advisor and Renta 4 Banco is the liquidity provider.

The company’s Board of Directors has set a reference value of €1.90 for each one of its shares, which represents a total company valuation of €10.4 million. Numulae is a real estate investment company, which aims to provide its investors with returns from rental income and capital appreciation based on the selective acquisition and active management of real estate properties in Spain.

Between 10 and 15 new Socimis will debut in H2

Renta 4 Banco predicts that between 10 and 15 additional Socimis will make their debuts on the MAB between July and December, which means that the entity expects there to be between 45 and 50 companies of this kind trading on the stock market by the end of the year (…).

One of the companies that is expected to make its debut is Sareb’s Socimi, Témpore Properties, which has engaged Renta 4 Banco as its global advisor for its stock market debut, which is scheduled to happen before the end of the year. Currently, only two listed real estate investment companies (Socimis), Merlin and Colonial, trade on the Ibex 35, the most prestigious index in Spain.

Original story: TeleCinco

Translation: Carmel Drake

Spain’s First Gas Station Socimi Will Debut On The MAB Tomorrow

10 July 2017 – Cinco Días

Kingbook Inversiones, a Socimi that owns 57 petrol stations operated by Petrocorner, will debut on the Alternative Investment Market (MAB) tomorrow, 11 July, at a price of €4.78 per share, which represents a company valuation of €23.9 million.

This makes it the 36th Socimi to debut on the market, and the first to be constituted from real estate assets dedicated to fuel distribution in the retail sector and other commercial activities.

Kingbook owns a portfolio of 57 service stations throughout the country. The operation of all but one of them is leased to Petrocorner; the exception is a gas station located in Almería, which is operated by BP. The firm also owns a hotel in Mirando de Ebro and an industrial warehouse in Jaén.

The company, chaired by Antonio Eraso Campuzano, said that although it has begun life focusing on gas stations, it has a “general profile” and for that reason, “it does not rule out investing in other sectors in the future”.

It is one of the Socimis that is expected to debut before 1 August, when according to the experts, between five and eight new Socimis may debut, due to a change in legislation with respect to minority shareholders. From next month, the one-year deadline that these companies have to comply with in terms of diffusion requirements disappears (2% of minority shareholders or €25 million must be in free float).

At the end of the first quarter of this year, Kingbook reported rental income from its gas stations of €1.59 million, however, it registered a loss of €175,983. In financing terms, the Socimi holds debt amounting to €42 million, equivalent to 84% of its asset value.

Finalising a €100 million loan

Nevertheless, the brochure submitted for the firm’s debut on the MAB explains that it is currently in the process of negotiating new bank financing, for which it has already agreed the general terms.

It is a €100 million loan with a five-year term granted by a group of banks that, although it has not been signed yet, already includes ING Bank and Banco Santander. The financing will be structured into three tranches, one for €30 million, a second for €45 million and a third, for €25 million.

With this loan, Kingbook is seeking to refinance its current debt with shareholders and bank financing and obtain funds to pay for its new asset purchases with the aim of growing.

Original story: Cinco Días

Translation: Carmel Drake

HMC Creates A New Socimi: Heref Habaneras

3 February 2016 – Expansión

The US investment company Harbert Management Corporation (HMC) is the latest firm to adopt the Socimi formula to undertake its investments in Spain. HMC has just obtained approval from Spain’s Alternative Investment Market for its Socimi, Heref Habaneras, to list on the exchange. This real estate investment company is the owner of the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja (Alicante), which it acquired at the end of 2014.

According to the information submitted to MAB, one of the reasons it has opted for this instrument is “to be in a beneficial competitive position to make potential acquisitions of new assets”. The structure also facilitates the incorporation of new investors, as well as financing for this growth.

The Socimi Heref Habaneras will debut on the MAB on Friday at a price of €4.37 per share, which represents a company valuation of €22.1 million.

Original story: Expansión

Translation: Carmel Drake