Intermediate Capital Group (ICG-Longbow) has completed its first investment in Spain as part of its pan-European sale & leaseback strategy.
The london based fund has invested €105 million in the acquisition of 6 hypermarkets in Spain’s Basque and Cantabria regions. The vendors were Eroski and Inmobiliaria Armuco S.L., a company 45% owned by Eroski, the leading food retailer in Northern Spain.
The sale and leaseback transaction is underpinned by 21-year, CPI linked, triple-net leases.
With this deal, Eroski continues its transformation towards a company more focused “in its core business strengths at a time of high interest in the Spanish real estate market from international investors” as explained by Jose Ramon Anduaga, the group’s CFO.