Issuance of second Corporate Bond raising EUR 300m
SIRIUS REAL ESTATE LIMITED
(Incorporated in Guernsey)
Company Number: 46442
JSE Share Code: SRE
LSE (GBP) Share Code: SRE
ISIN Code: ISIN GG00B1W3VF54
18 November 2021
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Sirius Real Estate Limited
("Sirius" or the "Company")
Sirius Real Estate issues second Corporate Bond raising EUR 300 million
Sirius Real Estate, a leading operator of branded business and industrial parks providing conventional space and flexible workspace in Germany and the UK, is pleased to announce that it has raised €300 million in a second senior unsecured corporate bond issuance (the "Bond"), following the Company's €400 million inaugural bond issuance in June.
The Bond, which matures at the end of 2028, carries a coupon of 1.75% and is expected to be rated BBB by Fitch. The higher coupon over the June issuance reflects the longer maturity date. Following on from last week's successful equity raise, the €300 million bond issuance attracted a solid oversubscription, underlining the support from both equity and debt investors for the Company and its business model. The new facility will increase Sirius' weighted average debt expiry to 4.7 years from 3.7 years at 30 September 2021 with the Company's total average cost of debt rising accordingly slightly to 1.36% (1.2% at 30 September 2021).
Sirius will use part of the proceeds to partially finance the Company's recent expansion into the UK market through its acquisition of the BizSpace Group, which it purchased based on an enterprise value of £380 million. This will include repaying the existing secured debt facilities within BizSpace as well as replenishing the Company's cash resources to be used to execute further acquisitions from the Company's significant pipeline of potential opportunities.
The bonds are governed by German law and will be listed on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Morgan Stanley acted as joint bookrunners on the transaction.
Alistair Marks, Chief Financial Officer of Sirius, commented: "After the success of our inaugural €400 million corporate bond in June, it is very pleasing to issue a further €300 million of notes, locking in continued low rates, to help fund our recent acquisition of BizSpace, particularly given the recent volatility in the debt markets. Furthermore, the level of interest we received for our second bond, coupled with our successful equity raise last week, is testament to the confidence that investors have in our ability to generate strong income returns and our broader strategy for growth."
For further information:
Sirius Real Estate
Andrew Coombs, CEO / Alistair Marks, CFO
+49 (0) 30 285010110
FTI Consulting (Financial PR)
Richard Sunderland / Claire Turvey / James McEwan / Talia Jessener
+44 (0) 20 3727 1000
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Sirius Real Estate
Sirius is a property company listed on the main market and premium segment of the London Stock Exchange and the main board of the JSE Limited. It is a leading operator of branded business parks providing conventional space and flexible workspace in Germany. The Company's purpose is to create and manage optimal workspaces that empower small and medium-sized businesses to grow, evolve and thrive. Sirius seeks to unlock the potential of its people, its properties, and the communities in which it operates, so that together we can create sustainable impact, and long-term financial and social value.
The Company's core strategy is the acquisition of business parks at attractive yields, the integration of these business parks into its network of sites under the Company's own name as well as offering a range of branded products within those sites, and the reconfiguration and upgrade of existing and vacant space to appeal to the local market, through intensive asset management and investment. The Company's strategy aims to deliver attractive returns for shareholders by increasing rental income and improving cost recoveries and capital values, as well as by enhancing those returns through financing its assets on favourable terms. Once sites are mature and net income and values have been optimised, the Company may take the opportunity to refinance the sites to release capital for investment in new sites or consider the disposal of sites in order to recycle equity into assets which present greater opportunity for the asset management skills of the Company's team.
Sirius also has a venture with clients represented by AXA IM Alts. Titanium was formed through the acquisition by AXA IM Alts, on behalf of its clients, from Sirius, of a 65% stake in five business parks across Germany. Sirius retained the remaining 35%. The venture seeks to grow primarily through the acquisition of larger stabilised business park assets and portfolios of assets with strong tenant profiles and occupancy. As well as its equity interest, Sirius acts as operator of the assets in the venture, on a fee basis. Sirius will continue to grow its wholly owned portfolio through acquisitions of more opportunistic assets, where it can capitalise on its asset management expertise to maximise utilisation of the space, grow occupancy and improve quality of the tenants. The strategies have been clearly defined so that the venture does not conflict with Sirius's existing business.
In November 2021, Sirius Real Estate announced and completed the acquisition of BizSpace, a leading provider of regional flexible workspace in the UK. BizSpace offers light industrial, workshop, studio and out of town office units to a wide range of businesses across the UK and the acquisition therefore provided Sirius with a unique opportunity to enter with immediate scale an under-served new market through a one-step acquisition of an established platform. It provides Sirius with a high-quality portfolio, offering significant organic growth potential in rental pricing in a UK market characterised by supply constraints. The BizSpace business is also highly complementary to Sirius' existing platform, allowing for meaningful operational and financial synergies to drive value creation for Sirius shareholders.
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