Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Gilat Satellite Networks Seeking $70 Million Sale Leaseback of Two Office Building in Israel

Globes - July 6, 2008

Sources inform "Globes" that Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT; TASE: GILT) wants to sell its two office buildings for $70-80 million in sell and lease-back deals. The two properties are located in Kiryat Arie in Petah Tikva. The sources added that it has contacted Israel's top insurance companies -- Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd. (TASE: HARL), Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. (TASE: CLIS), Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd. (TASE: MGDL), and Israel Phoenix Assurance Ltd. (TASE: PHOE1;PHOE5) -- about a deal.

The VSAT satellite communications equipment maker and services provider owns two of the four building in the Daniv Park in Kiryat Arie, which were built by Denisra International Ltd. in the late 1990s. Gilat purchased two of the buildings for its own use. Gilat is about to be sold to a consortia led by Gores Group LLC and Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd. (TASE:MISH). Sphere: Related Content

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