The deal is a natural step 2 in the acquisition of Secore Fastigheter, which ICA Gruppen announced on 20 September 2021, see the press release here.
“The formation of Trecore Fastigheter creates conditions for ICA to maintain influence over its marketplaces at the same time that we free up capital. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful cooperation with Bonnier Fastigheter,” comments Anna Nyberg, CEO of ICA Real Estate.
The 44 store properties that are being acquired by the jointly owned company comprise more than 150,000 square metres, with a combined property value of around SEK 5 billion. Trecore Fastigheter will take possession of the 44 store properties on 1 April 2022.
The net effect of the deal on the Group’s cash flow will amount to approximately SEK 1.4 billion during the second quarter of 2022. At the same time, the Group’s net debt (excluding ICA Bank) will decrease by SEK 1.4 billion excluding IFRS 16 Leases. Including IFRS 16, net debt will be unchanged.
The deal will have only a marginal impact on consolidated operating profit excluding items affecting comparability, including IFRS 16. However, a capital gain of approximately SEK 300 million will arise, which will be recognised as an item affecting comparability in consolidated operating profit for the second quarter. Trecore Fastigheter is a joint venture and will be reported in accordance with the equity method.
ICA Real Estate has since previously included the company Ancore Fastigheter, which is jointly owned with the occupational pensions company Alecta.
Mannheimer Swartling, Bright Advokat and Pangea Property Partners have served as advisers for the deal.
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