MIDDLECAP TO PROVIDE TRANSACTION CONSULTANCY TO ZFP INVESTMENTS FOR A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION WORTH MORE THAN 1.5 BILLION CZECH CROWNS.
MiddleCap Advisory has certified its position within the M&A sector and on foreign markets with yet another successful transaction under its belt. This time, the company was behind the acquisition of the Woloska 24 office building in Warsaw, which ended up in the real estate fund portfolio of ZFP Investments, a Czech investment company whose shareholders include the oldest management company in Slovakia — IAD Investments. The seller was Belgian developer Ghelamco.
ZFP Investments purchased a 100% stake in Dahlia W24, which owns the Warsaw office complex. This was not MiddleCap’s first experience with a transaction on the Polish real estate market. In as recently as 2020, the company provided consulting services to IAD Investments as its main advisor for the purchase of the D48 building in Warsaw.
“We appreciate that we were able to provide transaction consulting services for this successful business transaction. Both the buyer and the seller had companies on their side with a strong and long-standing reputation, and despite the complexity of the entire transaction, which was exacerbated by travel bans and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, both parties demonstrated a great amount of professionalism and contributed to a smooth real estate closing process. I must also express my gratitude to the cooperating advisory teams, who once again proved to be leaders in their field,” said Marcel Chrapek, Head of Advisory at MiddleCap, as he weighed in on the sale of the Woloska 24 office building.
“At ZFP Investments, we are glad that we were able to complete this transaction even in these difficult times. Woloska 24 fits perfectly into our diversified portfolio. We are convinced that our shareholders will benefit from this high-quality building with renowned tenants,” added Peter Lukáč, Member of the Board of Directors at ZFP Investments.
The Woloska 24 administrative complex is a Grade A office building — the highest-possible classification for office buildings. It was built in 2016 by developer Ghelamco, and its leasable area covers 23.5 thousand square metres. There is both underground and above-ground parking plus changing rooms and showers designed exclusively for cyclists. The office building boasts a high standard of sustainability and has received the highest BREEAM certification. The building is almost 100 per cent occupied, and its tenants include Nest Bank, Arval Group, Hyundai, and Teleperformance.