MDSR Buys A Portfolio Of Hypermarkets For €150M

21 September 2017 – Expansión

The fund MDSR Investments has completed another purchase in Spain. The firm has acquired a portfolio of hypermarkets leased to Carrefour and Eroski, which were owned until now by Tristan Capital. The operation, which has been closed for a value of approximately €150 million, represents the largest transaction in Spain involving hypermarkets and shopping arcades so far this year.

The portfolio has a gross leasable area of 86,836 m2. Located in Segovia, Jaca, Fuengirola, San Javier, Tomelloso, San Sebastián and Ribadeo, the first four operate buildings under the Carrefour brand. Moreover, the operation also includes shopping arcades in Segovia, Jaca and Tomelloso.

This is the seventh operation to be undertaken by the firm, which is managed by an Israeli group and financed by US investors, since it arrived in Spain a year and a half ago. Moreover, it is the firm’s second transaction in recent months, given that, in March, it acquired a portfolio of five Eroski hypermarkets, owned until then by Joparny, for around €30 million.

In October 2016, MDSR Investments acquired the Travesía de Vigo shopping centre for €49 million.

In this operation, MDSR has been advised by Savills on the real estate side and Dentons for legal aspects; whilst Linklaters has advised the seller on the legal side.

Original story: Expansión (by Rocío Ruiz)

Translation: Carmel Drake

MDSR Investments Buys Travesía De Vigo Shopping Centre For €49M

3 November 2016 – Real Estate Press

The establishment, located in the city centre, has a surface area of more than 65,000 m2, of which 24,736 m2 is dedicated to retail space, according to data from the Spanish Shopping Centre Association.

Inaugurated in October 2003, the shopping centre is leased out almost in its entirety to tenants such as Carrefour, several brands from the Inditex group, including Pull & Bear and Stradivarius, as well as Corfefiel, Springfield and WomenSecret. In addition, it has an underground car park with more than 1,500 parking spaces.

This is the fifth investment that the Israeli fund has made in Spain in less than a year. In this way, in recent months, MDSR Investments has acquired the following retail parks: La Dehesa in Alcalá de Henares, Connecta in Córdoba and Puerta del Ave in Ciudad Real, as well as the Mercado de Campanar shopping, leisure and restaurant complex in Valencia.

“Our objective is to acquire more commercial assets and become a key player in the market for retail spaces in Spain within a short period of time”, said Annalaura Benedetti, Head of MDSR Investments in Spain.

Until now, the shopping centre was controlled by Meteore Alcala y Pradera, a British fund that owns 43 shopping centres and business parks across several European countries, which are worth around €2,000 million.

The real estate consultancy firm Catella has advised the vendors in the operation whilst the Pérez-Llorca has provided legal advise to the buyer. “This acquisition consolidates the appetite from institutional investors for shopping centres with a significant area of influence and first-rate tenants”, said Carlos López, Partner at Catella.

Original story: Real Estate Press

Translation: Carmel Drake