Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG has successfully completed capital increase at the end of December and wins new major shareholder
Friday, 11 January 2019 DGAP-News: Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
11.01.2019 / 07:39
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*Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG has successfully completed capital increase at the end of December and wins new major shareholder*Rostock, January 10, 2019
Already in December, the company was able to gain new shareholders as part of a capital increase that was successfully completed and fully placed, despite the uncertainties in the capital markets.
A total of approx. 4.5 million shares were placed at a price of EUR 11.00 per share, generating gross proceeds of approx. EUR 49.5 million. In the case of the selected innovative transaction structure, approximately two-thirds of the new shares were sold through a private pre-placement on 13/12/2018, which was made possible by the assignment of subscription rights of existing shareholders. The remaining one-third was allocated in the subsequent two-week subscription period by exercising the subscription rights, the rump placement on 28/12/2018 and obtaining a backstop commitment from the Obotritia Group.
As part of the capital increase, the Obotritia Group acquired approx. 1.6 million shares and invested approx. EUR 17.7 million fresh money in Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG. As a result, their share of 35.4% today is about the same as before the capital increase. The management team also subscribed 29,348 new shares. In addition, a German pension fund was acquired as another anchor investor.
The current shareholder structure can be found on our website:
The capital increase also resulted in the admission of all shares to the sub-segment of the regulated market with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which has been listed there since 19 December 2018 in addition to the listing on the Berlin Stock Exchange.
Commenting on the transaction, Rolf Elgeti, the CEO of the company, comments: "The capital increase has created a good mix of new shareholders and strong commitment on the part of the founder. This and the note in the Prime Standard are important signals for our shareholders. The acquisition pipeline is very well filled, the real estate potential of our portfolio is excellent, and we are facing very exciting refinancing opportunities. We are therefore very optimistic about the year 2019. "
*Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG*:
Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG invests sustainably in Light-Industrial real estate in Germany. In addition to the activities of warehousing and distribution of goods, Light Industrial also covers their administration and production. The asset class consists mainly of medium to large industrial and commercial park areas. The areas are usually more complex than pure logistics real estate and have a high local relevance. The share is listed on the regulated market of Berlin Stock Exchange and in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Since the beginning of 2018, the company has been granted the status of a real estate investment trust (REIT) and the related income tax exemption.