Schroder ImmoPLUS announces conditions of planned capital increase(2)

Two transactions with an investment volume of about CHF 450 million to be completed in 2019.

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Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG, Zurich, as fund manager (the "Fund Manager") of Schroder ImmoPLUS ("SRIP") has decided to perform a capital increase of approximately CHF 185 million for the fund. With this decision, the Fund Manager would like to continue the successful development of SRIP.

The proceeds of the capital increase, together with an increase in debt capital, will be used for the growth of the existing portfolio through acquisitions. Accordingly, the Fund Manager plans to acquire two attractive commercial properties for the fund, one in Geneva and one in northwestern Switzerland, before the end of this year.

"By acquiring these two real estate properties, we can further improve the quality and the risk profile of the portfolio. Both investments are very attractive properties located in excellent locations with well-known tenants and long-term lease contracts, thus enhancing the fund’s earnings.", says Roger Hennig, Head of Real Estate Switzerland and fund manager.

The number of new units issued as part of the capital increase amounts to a maximum of 1,329,090, increasing the total number of units from 8,639,091 to a maximum of 9,968,181.

The new fund units will be available for subscription from 12 December until 12.00 CET on 20 December 2019. The capital increase will observe and maintain the subscription rights of existing investors. The units can be traded from 12 December to 18 December 2019.

The issue will be conducted on a best effort basis through a public subscription offer in Switzerland and a free placement in Switzerland of the units that are not subscribed to in the public subscription offer. Condition for the participation in the free placement is that the investor has fully exercised his granted or acquired subscription rights. Any units, which are not subscribed to, will not be issued, thereby reducing the issue amount. Zürcher Kantonalbank is the Lead Manager for this capital increase.

Summary of conditions

Current number of units

8'639'091

 

Issue

Issue volume (gross)

Max. CHF 186.1 million

Number of new units

Max. 1,329,090 units

Subscription ratio

13:2, 13 existing units entitle the holder to subscribe to 2 new units

Subscription and issue price per unit

CHF 140 net per unit (incl. issuing commission)

Allocation of subscription rights (ex-date)

The reference date is 11.12.2019 (after close of trading); the units will be traded ex subscription rights from 12.12.2019

Subscription rights trading

12.12.2019 to 18.12.2019 on the SIX Swiss Exchange

Subscription period

12.12.2019 to 20.12.2019, 12.00 CET

Swiss securities no. / ISIN

Existing unit: 39 571 886 / CH0395718866

Subscription right: 51 342 504 / CH0513425048

Settlement date

Expected on 23.12.2019

Distribution entitlement

The new units are entitled to receive distributions in financial year 2019/2020.

Use of issue proceeds

The issue proceeds of the capital increase, together with an increase in debt capital, will be used for the growth of the existing portfolio through acquisitions.

Issue and listing prospects

The issue and listing prospectus dated 9 December 2019 (German version only) can be downloaded from here.

 

Schroder Real Estate

Schroder ImmoPLUS was launched in September 1997 and invests in real estate in attractive and well- developed locations throughout Switzerland. Preference is given to investments in profitable commercial properties in economically prosperous regions. The investment objective is to generate attractive long-term returns for investors.

As a global, active asset manager, Schroders has managed a wide range of pan-European real estate products since 1971 and currently manages real estate assets (AuM) of around CHF 20 billion. More than 200 employees in six locations in Europe invest directly and indirectly and offer regionally and sectorally diversified funds with different risk-return profiles. In Switzerland, Schroders manages assets totalling around CHF 3 billion with its "Schroder ImmoPLUS" fund and the investment group of the Zurich Investment Foundation "Immobilien Europa Direkt". (Source: Schroders as at November 2019)

 

 

Important Information

This document does not constitute an offer to anyone, or a solicitation by anyone, to subscribe for shares of Schroder ImmoPLUS (the “Fund”) that is managed by Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG (the “Fund Manager”). Subscriptions for shares of a managed investment fund can only be made on the basis of the latest prospectus and the latest audited annual report (and the subsequent unaudited semi-annual report, if published). The risks connected with an investment are described in detail in the fund contract and the prospectus. The fund contract, the prospectus and the simplified prospectus (if applicable) as well as the annual and semi-annual report year may be ordered free of charge from Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG, Central 2, CH-8001 Zurich.

All statements, opinions and views contained in this document relating to future events or the possible future performance of any managed investment fund merely represent the Fund Manager’s own assessment and interpretation of information that was available to him at the relevant time. No representation is made or assurance is given that such statements, opinions and views are correct, or that the underlying information is accurate. Statements regarding the past performance may not be understood as indication of the future performance. A good past performance may possibly not be repeated in the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing and redeeming units.

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Further Information:

https://www.schroders.com/en/ch/asset-management/about-schroders2/press-releases/

 

Roger Hennig, Head Real Estate Switzerland,

roger.hennig@schroders.com Tel. +41 (0) 44 250 12 91

Alice West, Senior Corporate Communications Manager Switzerland,

alice.west@schroders.com Tel. +41 (0) 44 250 12 26

 

Note to Editors

Schroders plc

Schroders is a global investment manager with more than 215 years’ experience of helping our clients meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. Schroders currently manages CHF 551.5 billion and employs over 5,000 people in across six continents.* 
 
Schroders is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100. It also remains in part a family business, with almost half of voting shares held by the Schroder family. Independence and long-term thinking are central to our business philosophy – values reflected in our steady ownership structure.
 
At home in Switzerland for over half a century – here we have three businesses; each with its own emphasis, all with the same clear focus on meeting clients’ needs and adapting to a changing world: 

  • Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG is our investment management business. It offers institutional and private investors a wide range of Swiss-domestic and foreign-domiciled funds, along with bespoke investment mandates.
  • Schroder & Co Bank AG provides bespoke Wealth Management services to private individuals, family offices, external asset managers and charities.
  • Schroder Adveq is a leading private equity asset manager serving institutional investors, namely pension funds, insurance companies and others throughout the world.

Our combined Swiss team consists of around 400 people. Together they are responsible for a total of CHF 79.2 billion.**
 
Find out more about Schroders at www.schroders.ch
 
*as at 30 June 2019

**as at 31 December 2018

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