Regenero to finance a major real estate development project in Keilaniemi via a EUR 100 million bond issue
Media release May 31, 2018 at 4.00 p.m.
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Keilaniemen kiineistökehitys Oy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regenero, a joint venture formed by YIT and HGR Property Partners, issues a senior secured bond of EUR 100 million on May 31, 2018. The bond matures in May 2021 and carries a coupon of 4.000% per annum. The bond issue proceeds will be used for repaying acquisition debt and property development, including renovation and refurbishment of the existing premises as well as commercial development leveraging on the overall development of the Keilaniemi area.
On October 31st 2017, Regenero signed an agreement concerning the acquisition of Fortum’s former headquarter properties, including land plots and the companies that own the buildings, at Keilaniementie 1-3, Espoo. The total land area of the acquired properties was approximately 25,000 sqm with over 15,000 sqm of unused residential building right. Regenero’s aim is to develop high quality office premises at a location with excellent public transportation and car connections.
The properties in question hosts one of the most well-known office buildings in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Fortum’s former 20-storey headquarters including the lower Keilalampi building in the rapidly developing Keilaniemi area, that has attracted the headquarters of some of the largest and most reputable companies in Finland. Regenero’s investment plans include a thorough renovation and modernization of the premises at Fortum’s former headquarters building. The buildings’ lettable area is 35,000 sqm comprising of modern office and retail space. After the refurbishment, Regenero is committed to pursue the LEED Gold certificate for the Fortum’s former headquarters building. As a signal of strong tenant demand, Accountor recently signed a 10-year lease for premises of 11,000 sqm.
“We highly appreciate the confidence the institutional investors have indicated for the project. We are extremely pleased to be able to issue the first large real estate development bond in Finland”, says Kari Helin, a board member in Regenero.
Danske Bank acts as the Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner for the bond issue. Taaleri Capital acts as the financial adviser of the issuer.
“We are particularly pleased that the bond product can be structured in this agile way to meet both the issuer's and highly professional investors' expectations. The outcome is an indication of successful intermediation and a clear vote of confidence for the bond product and the development project”, says Juha Mustonen from Danske Bank.
“A real estate development bond is already an established financing instrument in the other Nordic markets. This successful issue is a sign that there is a clear interest in this kind of instrument both among developers and investors also in Finland”, says Vesa Heikkilä from Taaleri Capital.
For further information, please contact:
Juha Kostiainen, Executive Vice President, Urban Development, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 400 721 475, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Helin, CEO, HGR Property Partners, tel. +358 40 557 0570, email@example.com
Juha Mustonen, Head of Debt Capital Markets Origination, Danske Bank, tel. +358 50 423 8774, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vesa Heikkilä, Managing Director, Partner, Taaleri Capital, tel. +358 50 355 4541, email@example.com
The issuer, Keilaniemen kiinteistökehitys Oy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Regenero Oy, the 50%/50% joint venture formed by YIT and HGR Property Partners. Regenero was founded in 2016 as a property development company focusing on large office real estate development projects enabling each of YIT and HGR to focus on their strengths in property development. In Regenero’s real estate development projects HGR is responsible for the project development work and the company’s operational work whilst YIT, the largest Finnish construction company, is responsible for construction and/or refurbishment activities. YIT and HGR Property Partners have worked together in implementing several successful property development projects over the last decade. Regenero has deepened this cooperation and laid the foundation for future growth initiatives.
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