Essen, 18 December 2019: Residential developer Instone Real Estate successfully completed the reorganisation of its corporate financing. New financing arrangements for a total amount of around 400 million euros will support Instone’s mid term growth strategy. Available funds including cash and undrawn lines expected to amount to approximately 200 million euros at year end 2019.
Foruhar Madjlessi, CFO of Instone Real Estate, elaborated on the key rational of the refinancing: “Firstly, we intend to unravel the complexity of our funding structure by concentrating our corporate level financings entirely on the level of Instone Real Estate Group AG. Secondly, we have diversified our financing instruments and broadened the debt investor base. Thirdly, we have successfully termed out our debt maturities.” He adds: “By reorganising our corporate level financing, we have implemented a sound and stable foundation for our continued future growth.”
The refinancing is based on the following three pillars. First, a syndicated credit facility of up to 200 million euros provided by Deutsche Bank, of which 75 million euros have been drawn down so far. Second, 106 million euros promissory notes arranged by IKB Deutsche Industriebank. Third, a syndicated three-year recurring credit facility (RCF) for an aggregate amount of up to 84 million euros. The three-year RCF with its two one-year extension options was arranged by Sparkasse Hannover. “To see a syndicate led by Sparkasse Hannover provide a credit line of this magnitude is impressive and proves the strength and relevance of the savings bank sector,” Madjlessi says. The maturities of the new facility agreements all range from three to five years. Going forward, it is planned to continue diversifying the investor base further. A corporate bond issuance remains a possibility.
Aside from its corporate financing, Instone signed project financing arrangements in an aggregate amount of 331 million euros in 2019. These are secured project level of its operating subsidiaries. In addition Instone has successfully expanded the amount of available guarantee lines by around 93 million euros to around 280 million euros.
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