Supermarket Income REIT acquires Carrefour portfolio for €75.3m (FR)

Supermarket Income REIT acquires Carrefour portfolio for €75.3m (FR)

Supermarket Income REIT plc announces the acquisition of a portfolio of Carrefour supermarkets in France through a sale and leaseback transaction (SLB), for a total purchase price of €75.3m (excluding acquisition costs), reflecting a net initial yield of 6.3%.



The SLB portfolio comprises 17 strong-performing omnichannel supermarkets, which are geographically diversified, with a weighting towards northern France, and operated under the Carrefour Market brand. The stores have an average gross internal area of c. 3,716m2, with a long history of successful trading and form a key part of Carrefour’s “Drive” online grocery fulfilment network within their respective catchments.



The SLB portfolio has been acquired with a weighted average lease term of 12 years (with a tenant-only break option in year 10) with annual uncapped inflation-linked rent reviews. To fund the acquisition, the Company has drawn €81.7m from its existing HSBC revolving credit facility having also increased the total size of the facility by c. €29.3m. The cost of this new Euro-denominated borrowing is 1.70% over EURIBOR, with the acquisition providing an attractive earnings spread over the long-term cost of the Euro-denominated borrowings. The Company’s pro-forma net LTV following the acquisition is 37%.


Ben Green, Director of Atrato Capital Limited, the Investment Adviser to Supermarket Income REIT plc, said:??“We are delighted to have completed this strategic sale and lease back transaction with Carrefour, one of the largest grocers in the world. The transaction represents the Company’s first investment in the €284b French grocery real estate market. This accretive transaction is complementary to our existing portfolio, providing further tenant diversification and continues our strategy of investing in the future model of grocery.”


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