Balder acquires properties for more than SEK 4,000 million and issues ordinary shares of Class B
STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION, IN WHICH THE
DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.
Fastighets AB Balder (publ) (“Balder”) has entered into an agreement to acquire
all the properties in the I.A Hedin Fastighet AB group from Anders Hedin Invest
AB. The agreed value of the properties will amount to SEK 4,150 million after
completion of ongoing new and re-constructions. The lettable area amounts to
290,000 square meters and is fully leased primarily to the Hedin Bil group on
triple net lease agreements. The average maturity of the leases is in excess of
11 years and the initial annual rental income amounts to SEK 276 million. The
vast majority of the property value is located in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The
remaining property value is located in, among others, Malmö, Helsingborg,
Jönköping, Linköping and Uppsala.
The Hedin Bil group is a family owned business founded in 1985. The Hedin Bil
group had a turnover in 2015 of over SEK 8 billion with approximately 1,200
employees and offers car sales, service and supplementary services. The Hedin
Bil group is a dealer of among others, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Kia, Ford,
Citroën, Opel, Mitsubishi and Jaguar (www.hedinbil.se).
Partial payment for the acquired properties will be paid to Anders Hedin Invest
AB through a set-off issue of 4,602,515 ordinary shares of Class B amounting to
SEK 1,098,950,000. The set-off issue will be decided based on the authorization
given by the Annual General Meeting on May 10, 2016. Through the set-off issue,
Anders Hedin Invest AB, will become one of Balder’s largest shareholder. The
subscription price in the set-off issue will amount to approximately SEK 239 per
Class B ordinary share, representing the volume weighted average price of
Balder’s Class B ordinary share during the period from August 29, 2016 until
September 16, 2016.
The Anders Hedin Invest group comprise, in excess of the Hedin Bil group, of the
Klintberg & Way group with the subsidiaries KW Parts, Dawa Däck, KW-Wheels,
Techno Tires, KW Cars, Pro-Imp and Wheelspot and in addition, Mabi Hyrbilar, Car
to Go Sweden and Hedin IT. The Anders Hedin Invest group’s turnover is
approximately SEK 11 billion per annum and has 1,750 employees
Balder has, based on the authorization given by Annual General Meeting on May 10
2016 in addition engaged Carnegie Investment Bank to investigate the conditions
for a private placement of over 3 million Class B ordinary shares through a so
-called “accelerated book-building” procedure.
The closing of the acquisition is planned for November 30, 2016. The acquisition
of the properties is subject to Competition Authority approval and financing.
– We are pleased to complete this acquisition of high quality and well-located
properties that complement Balder’s existing property portfolio well. We
simultaneously welcome Anders Hedin as a new larger shareholder of Balder, says
Erik Selin CEO Balder.
– I have, over a long time, with great commitment and energy built up this
property portfolio and it is with both pride and confidence that I now let
Balder take over as owner. I am also pleased that, at the same time, take part
of Balder’s continued development as a large and long-term shareholder, says
For further information, please contact:
CEO Erik Selin, +46 706 074 790 or
CFO Marcus Hansson, +46 768 369 848
This information is information that Fastighets AB Balder (publ) 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 05:31 pm CET on September 19, 2016.
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Fastighets AB Balder is a listed real estate company which shall meet the needs
of different customer groups for premises and housing through local support.
Balder’s real estate portfolio had a value of SEK 77.5 billion as of 30 June
2016. The Balder share is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, Large Cap segment