Indiabulls Real Estate sells 50% stake in two Gurugram office assets for Rs 464 cr


Indiabulls Real Estate announced yesterday that it has sold 50% stake in two office assets in Gurugram to global private equity firm Blackstone at an enterprise value of Rs 464 cr. It was in the last month that the company had announced signing of a non-binding term sheet to divest 50 per cent stake in these two assets having nearly 8 lakh sqft leasable area. 


In a filing to the BSE, Indiabulls Real Estate informed that it has "entered into definitive transaction document(s) with entities controlled by The Blackstone Group L.P... to divest up to 50 per cent stake in two office assets in Udyog Vihar, Gurugram..., at an aggregate enterprise value of approximately Rs 464 cr". 


The company said the closing is expected to take place within the current financial quarter. 


Earlier this year, Indiabulls had sold 50 per cent stake in its two prime commercial assets in Mumbai to Blackstone for an enterprise value of Rs 9,500 cr. 


Indiabulls has an equal joint venture with Blackstone. The JV has 3.3 million sqft completed asset with annuity income of Rs 670 cr, while 0.8 million sqft is under construction with expected rental income of Rs 172 cr. 


Moreover, the company in July executed definitive transaction documents with the entities controlled by Blackstone Group by which the company will divest 100 per cent stake in the non-core commercial assets in Chennai. 


It earns a rental income of Rs 85 cr from 1.9 million sqft leased area in 'One Indiabulls Park' project at Chennai. 


On rental business, the company had said in an annual report that it would continue to sell owned and completed office properties to investors as it has done with Blackstone. The funds raised would be used to acquire assets. 


Recently, Indiabulls Real Estate said it will acquire 140 acre land at Manesar in Gurugram to develop an integrated township and commercial building. 


Indiabulls Real Estate reported a 23 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit at Rs 75.91 cr for the quarter ended September 30. Its net profit stood at Rs 61.64 cr in the year-ago period. 


Net sales jumped more than two-fold to Rs 1,040.41 cr for the second quarter of this fiscal from Rs 470.77 cr in the corresponding period of the previous year. 


Indiabulls Real Estate has fully paid land bank of 1,046 acres in key cities across India, of which more than 95 per cent is in high-value super-metro cities - Mumbai (MMR), National Capital Region (NCR) and Chennai. In addition, the company also possesses 2,588 acres of SEZ land in Nashik, Maharashtra.

Written by The Realty Paper

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