Odd Molly International AB (publ) (“Odd Molly” or “the Company”) has entered into an agreement with HanssonGruppen EBJ AB regarding the acquisition of in total three properties in the Gothenburg area with an underlying property value of approximately SEK 167 million (“The Acquisition”). Two of the properties will be acquired through so-called forward funding and are planned to be completed during the second half of 2022. After completion, the properties comprise a lettable area of ??a total of 11,400 square meters and are estimated to generate annual rental income of approximately SEK 10.4 million with an operating net of approximately SEK 9.9 million. All leases run with a lease period of 10–15 years.
The acquisition further contributes to strengthening our position as a challenger in the warehousing and logistics market. We are glad to carry out our first acquisitions in the Gothenburg region, in strategically good locations around Gothenburg next to the E6 and E20. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with HanssonGruppen/EBJ as a regional partner. At the same time, we are very happy that Bengt Kjell with his extensive experience participates in the direct cash issue and that Phoenix Insurance Company, as a very well-respected institutional investor, is increasing its ownership in Odd Molly as well, says Odd Molly's Chairman Patrik Tillman.
Two of the properties are acquired through so-called forward funding, where Odd Molly takes over the properties in connection with the start of construction and HanssonGruppen and EBJ Förvaltning carry out the projects. Production time is estimated at 12 months, with construction starting this autumn. The third property is an investment property with an average contract length of approximately 13 years. Final agreements are expected to be entered into between the parties no later than August 2021 and access to all three properties is expected to take place in the autumn of 2021. Financing takes place via primarily a new issue of ordinary shares and through bank loans and seller financing.
As part of financing The Acquisition, the Board of Odd Molly has decided to carry out a directed cash issue of a total of 2,166,667 Series A ordinary shares at a subscription price of SEK 18.00 to Bengt Kjell for a total of 500,000 shares and to a group of international investors led by the insurance company Phoenix Insurance Company of a total of 1,666,667 shares. Through the issue, the company will receive a total amount corresponding to a total of SEK 39 million before transaction costs.
We believe very much in Odd Molly as a strong player in the Swedish real estate market in the logistics and industry segment. We are glad to do three more deals with Odd Molly and we are looking forward to being able to complete and eventually also hand over two extremely nice and newly built buildings to Odd Molly, say Stefan Hansson and Erik Björklund, the owners of HanssonGruppen EBJ AB.