Globalworth has signed a preliminary sale and purchase agreement with Cavatina Holdings SA to acquire two office developments in Poland, in Warsaw and Krakow, on their completion scheduled for Q1 2020. The maximum transaction consideration for the two assets has been set at €185 million, with the final consideration to be determined on their leasing status at completion and after customary deductions.
Chmielna 89 is a 14-storey office development, situated directly adjacent to the company's 34,000 sqm Warta Tower in central Warsaw, and offers 25,000 sqm across flexible floorplates with external terracing.
Tischnera Office is a flagship office development, located south of the historic centre of Krakow. The 34,000 sqm building is centred around a 1,000 sqm internal courtyard and is well-positioned for transport links to the historic centre.
The maximum transaction consideration for the two assets has been set at €185 million, with the final consideration to be determined on their leasing status at completion and after customary deductions. The annual contracted rent of the two assets is expected to be approximately €12 million.
Dimitris Raptis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Globalworth, commented: "These exciting two additions to our portfolio are part of the investment pipeline under exclusivity that we announced alongside our recent €264 million equity raise. Chmielna 89 and Tischnera Office are both new landmark projects and will further strengthen our market-leading position in Poland's two most dynamic cities."
Lukasz Duczkowski, Head of Investments at Globalworth Poland, added: "The execution of this transaction confirms Globalworth's position as the most active office investor in the Polish market year to date with nearly €470 million of transactions completed or secured. These two strikingly designed assets are situated in prime locations and are very complementary to our existing portfolio in Warsaw and Krakow, further consolidating our position as the country's leading office investor and landlord."
The preliminary sale and purchase agreement is subject to various conditions. The final sale and purchase agreement is expected to be executed in the first quarter of 2020, and a further update will be provided in due course.
€200 million credit facility
Globalworth also announced that it has entered into a new €200 million unsecured revolving credit facility with a syndicate of its relationship banks and selected new lenders.
The RCF has a term of 4.5 years and an additional €50 million uncommitted accordion option. The terms of the RCF have been structured to generally align with the company's existing Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme. The Board of Globalworth considers that the RCF will provide the company with flexible, committed capital at an attractive interest rate.
The RCF was arranged by J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and the participating banks include Banca Transilvania S.A., Bank Of China Limited, BRD Groupe Societe Generale S.A., Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Intesa Sanpaolo and Raiffeisen Bank International AG. J.P. Morgan Europe Limited will act as Facility Agent for the RCF.
Mihai Zaharia, Investment & Capital Markets Director at Globalworth commented: "This new financing facility adds flexibility to Globalworth's capital structure, consistent with the EMTN programme introduced last year and the Company's use of both equity and debt to fund its investment pipeline. We are delighted with the level of support received from a number of global financial institutions, affirming our growth strategy and the robust fundamentals of our markets."
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