LaFinca Global Assets Given Green Light to Debut on MAB Stock Market

9 September 2019

LaFinca Global Assets, which is owned by Grupo La Finca and Värde Partners, was given the green light by the MAB for a new stock market listing. The firm has a portfolio of ten office buildings, all of them located in Madrid, the La Finca business park in Pozuelo de Alarcón, also Madrid, along with other facilities such as the Reebok sport club, an event-space and a below ground parking lot with 590 parking spots.

The company’s assets have a total value of €726.76 million with debts of €395 million, giving it a loan-to-value ratio of 54%. LaFinca set an initial share price of €4.66, based on an analysis by Gloval, giving it an upper value of more than €176 million.

Värde Partners has signalled a potential interest in selling its 39% stake in the socimi. In such an event, Grupo La Finca would have the preferential right to acquire the US fund’s stake.

Original Story: Expansión – Rocío Ruiz

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Seven New Socimis Start Trading on Spain’s MAB in First Seven Months of 2019

26 August 2019

In the year to date, seven new companies, with a total capitalisation of 799.6 million euros, have started trading on Spain’s Alternative Stock Market (MAB), a testament to the pace of activity in the local real estate market.

Just in January, three companies made the leap to the MAB. Almagro Capital stared trading at 1.08 euros per share, while a few days later, Park Rose Iberoamericana began trading at 1.15 euros per share, valuing the Catalan socimi at 10.8 million euros. Urban View, a socimi which invests in rental flats, began trading at 7.2 euros per share, valuing the company at 38 million euros.

The month of July also saw important new IPOs. Trivium Real Estate starting trading with a market capitalisation of 255 million euros. One day later, Millenium Hotels Real Estate I began trading with a capitalisation of €262.5 million.  The company, which focuses on the acquisition of 4 to 5-star hotels, has two functioning hotels and three under development, with a total of about 640 rooms.

A few days later, Inbest began trading on the market through four different socimis, with a total market capitalisation of €84.7 million. One of the socimis has a portfolio of four commercial stores, all of them rented to El Corte Inglés. Another has a portfolio that includes the commercial gallery at the bottom of the Edifício España in Madrid.

Original Story: Eje Prime – Marta Casado Pla

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

The Sometimes Overrated Boom of Spain’s Socimis

20 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

BME and JLL recently presented a study of the state of Spain’s 73 socimis. From 2016 to 2018, a total of 54 socimis, 70% of the current total, debuted on the market. Last year, those same socimis paid an average dividend yield of 3.8%. The firms distributed €879 million in dividends in 2018, up from €581 million in 2017, +51.4% year-on-year.

While the total stock market capitalisation of the socimis increased by 19.6% last year, compared to the IBEX 35’s fall of 15%, the Spanish market is still relatively small compared to the rest of Europe.  Only four of the socimis listed on the continuous market. The Spanish market ranks fourth out of eleven, behind the United Kingdom, France and Holland. Moreover, while Spain accounts for 31.5% of the total number of socimis in the EU, their assets represent just 12% (26.740 billion dollars at the end of March). The average socimi in Spain is valued at 371 million dollars; compared to €1.371 billion in the United Kingdom; €1.99 billion in France and a whopping €5.35 billion in the Netherlands.

Foreigners also accounted for the lion’s share of investment in Spanish socimis. According to the study, 75% of the investment in the office sector came from outside of the country, 85% of that in logistics and 80% of the investment in retail.

Original Story: ABC Inmobiliário

Torimbia to Debut on MAB at €27.40 Per Share

20 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

The socimi Torimbia will debut on Madrid’s alternative stock market (MAB) after receiving the necessary approvals from the MAB’s board of directors. The company will trade under ‘YTRM’, with Renta 4 Corporate listed as the registered advisor and Renta 4 Banco as Liquidity Provider. The listing would set the firm’s shares at 27.40 euros, giving the socimi a total value of 140 million euros.

Torimbia, which incorporated in 1966, controls and operates eight real estate assets including three hotels, three commercial premises and two offices in Madrid, with a total gross leasable area of ​​34,620 square meters.

Original Story: Valencia Plaza

Inbest Debuts on MAB Valued at €83 Million

10 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Inbest, a socimi which focuses its investments on major retail store locations, debuted on Spain’s alternative stock market (MAB) valued at 83 million euros. The socimi owns three El Corte Inglés commercial premises and the commercial gallery at Madrid’s Edificio España.

The company, which was founded by Corpfin Capital and currently chaired by Javier Basagoiti, is structured in four investment vehicles that have a total investment capacity of 278 million euros.

Original Story: Eje Prime


Millennium Hotels Goes Public on MAB at €5 Euros Per Share

5 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Millenium Hotels Real Estate Société debuted yesterday, July 4, on the Alternative Stock Market (MAB), valued at 250 million euros. The company immediately entered the ranks of the ten largest listed socimis on the stock exchange. A favourable valuation report set the share price (“YMHRE’) 5 euros.

Millenium Hotels is a Spanish socimi that focuses on the acquisition of hotel buildings to lease to dedicated. The firm has an investment capacity of 500 million euros, which it intends to deploy fully within the next eighteen months. Millenium currently owns five assets, two of which are already in operation.

Original Story: Europa Press

Inbest to Debut on MAB on July 9

5 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Inbest Prime Inmuebles, the socimi which owns commercial premises leased to El Corte Inglés and the retail gallery in the Madrid’s Edificio España, will debut on Spain’s Alternative Stock Market (MAB) next Tuesday, valued at 83 million euros. The firm, which is controlled by Corpfin Capital, consists of a holding company which controls subsidiary socimis.

The first, Assets I, has a portfolio of four retail stores, all leased to El Corte Inglés, and an office building. The assets, which at valued at €189.6 million, are located in Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia and Las Palmas.

The second, Assets II, was recently created but already controls a 15,000-m2 retail gallery in the Edificio España in Madrid. Inbest agreed to pay 160 million euros for the asset in January.

Original Story: Europa Press



Operations by Socimis on MAB Rise by 21%

3 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Operations conducted by firms listed on the MAB rose by 21% to €150 million in the first half of 2019. Tomás Olivo’s General Galerías Comerciales posted the largest amount, investing a total of 67.7 million euros in a series of assets, including €42 million in the Centro Comercial Las Terrazas. Next came Atom’s acquisition of the Hotel Meliá de Valencia for 42.3 million euros, the largest transaction in the second quarter of the year.

Castellana Properties, in turn, acquired El Corte Inglés stores in Bahía Sur, Cádiz, and Los Arcos, Sevilla, for 36.8 million euros. Veracruz Properties Socimi has invested 18 million euros in the purchase of two office buildings on Calle Botiguers, in Paterna, Valencia. The buildings have a total area of ​​26,150 square meters and have 86 offices, 17 shops and 312 parking spaces.

Original Story: EjePrime – Marta Casado Pla


Trivium & Millenium to Debut on MAB This Week

1 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Trivium Real Estate and Millennium Hotel Real Estate  are set to debut on Spain’s Alternative Stock Market (MAB) this week. The two socimis will start trading at 51 and 5 euros per share, respectively, becoming the sixth and seventh company to enter the market in the year.

Trivium, which is specialised in the management of commercial premises has a valuation estimated at more than 255 million euros, based on a portfolio of properties worth €488 million.

Millennium Hotels Real Estate I runs two existing hotels and has three more in development.

Original Story: Expansión


Silicius Plans Stock Market Listing in 2020

29 June 2019

Sicilius, a socimi currently valued at 168 million euros, is planning on a listing on the MAB or even the Spain’s porincipal stock market, once it reaches its goal of €700 million to €1 billion under management. The firm is busily increasing its portfolio, while looking for additional partners to help it reach its goal.

Mazabi, which owns the socimi, is also planning to transfer up to 740 million euros in assets to the firm by the end of the year.

Original Story: Merca2 – Carlos Lospitao