Annehem Fastigheter acquires a new-build office property in Malmö and intends to carry out a rights issue of approximately SEK 300 million
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Annehem Fastigheter AB (publ) ("Annehem" or "The Company") has today entered into an agreement to acquire The Corner, a new build, modern and flexible office property with a high sustainability profile in a prime location in Hyllie, Malmö, at an underlying property value of SEK 420 million. To finance the acquisition and other value-creating investments, the Board of Directors has decided on the intention to carry out a rights issue of approximately SEK 300 million.
"The acquisition of The Corner fits very well with Annehem's growth strategy, a modern property with a high sustainability profile located in the attractive and fast-growing business district Hyllie in Malmö. The Corner will contribute to our growth targets as well as our vision to be the most sustainable property company in the Nordics," says Annehem's CEO, Monica Fallenius.
Background and reasons
Annehem's strategy is to manage and develop a sustainable and modern property portfolio in attractive locations in Nordic growth areas. The property portfolio predominantly consists of office properties paired with a selection of logistics, community service and residential properties. Annehem's growth targets are to achieve an average annual growth in income from property management of 20 per cent over time and to reach a fair value of the property portfolio of SEK 8 billion by 2027 (the fair value of the property portfolio amounted to SEK 4.2 billion as of 30 September 2023). Annehem's yield amounted to 4.4 per cent as of 30 September 2023, adjusted for the divestment of the Company's property Carl Berners Torg in Oslo which was completed on 20 October 2023. In line with the Company's strategy, Annehem has today, entered into an agreement with Peab to acquire The Corner, a new-build office property in Hyllie, Malmö (the "Property" or "The Corner", and the "Acquisition", respectively).
 Calculated as net operating income according to current earnings capacity in relation to property value.
The Corner has a lettable area of 7,432 sqm and is located close to the station Citytunneln in the fast-growing business district of Hyllie in Malmö. The property has an annual rental value of SEK 28.4 million as of 2024 and an estimated annual net operating income of SEK 23.5 million. Weighted average unexpired lease term (WAULT) amounts to 7 years at the time Annehem becomes the owner. The economic occupancy rate amounts to 94 per cent with a rental guarantee from the seller covering vacant spaces for three years from 1 January 2024. Annehem will take over The Corner during December 2023.
The Property's quality, flexibility, location, and sustainability profile are in line with Annehem's growth strategy. The Corner meets the qualifications for energy class B, is certified according to Miljöbyggnad Silver and is intended to be certified according to WELL Gold. The Company already owns six properties in Skåne, Sweden creating good conditions for efficient property management. Current tenants will strengthen Annehem's already stable and diversified customer base.
The Acquisition is made through a corporate transaction, at an underlying property value of SEK 420 million, of which approximately SEK 210 million will be financed with the proceeds from the upcoming rights issue that Annehem intends to carry out. The remaining part will be financed by bank loans. The Acquisition is estimated to generate an initial yield of approximately 5.6 per cent.
The rights issue
Annehem's Board of Directors has also decided on the intention to carry out a rights issue of approximately SEK 300 million, of which approximately SEK 210 million is intended to be used to finance the Acquisition. The remaining part of the issue proceeds, after costs related to the issue, is intended to finance value-creating investments in the existing portfolio, and to enable attractive investment opportunities. The remaining part of the issue proceeds is, in total estimated to be invested at an average yield of approximately eight per cent.
The Board of Directors will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, which will be held in January 2024, to resolve on an authorisation for the Board of Directors to resolve upon the rights issue. The rights issue is expected to be carried out during the first quarter of 2024. A detailed time plan and the terms and conditions for the rights issue will be announced at a later stage.
Subscription undertakings, guarantee commitments and voting commitments
Shareholders in Annehem who together represent approximately 47.3 per cent of the shares and 71.9 per cent of the votes have undertaken to vote for the Board of Directors' proposal at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The rights issue is covered by approximately 57.0 per cent through subscription undertakings and/or guarantee commitments free of charge from existing shareholders.
The above-mentioned subscription and guarantee commitments are not secured by for example, bank guarantees, blocked funds, pledges or similar.
Handelsbanken Capital Markets is acting as sole financial advisor to Annehem. Advokatfirman Vinge is acting as legal advisor to Annehem.
For further information, please contact:
Monica Fallenius, CEO, Annehem, +46 70 209 01 14
Adela Colakovic, CFO, Annehem, +46 73 251 47 09
This information is information that Annehem Fastigheter AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 15:00 CET on 28 November 2023.
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