CB Richard Ellis European Web Site - November, 2009
Corporate sale and leasebacks represent a viable, effective and competitive way of securing capital in an age when cash flow is all-important and the stigma of ‘selling off the family silver’ is a fast-retreating myth.
Our research into this sector of business tells us that the climate has never been better to reap some of the many advantages of a sensibly conducted sale and leaseback of appropriate property. The outlook is positive – so we believe this is a good time for Corporate Treasury to take advantage of this growing opportunity.
The acceptability of the sale and leaseback route was helped by the ‘watershed’ moment when the €1.6 billion HSBC headquarters deal was completed in London in 2007. Other large deals – such as the sale of KarstadtQuelle’s €4.5 billion department store portfolio across Germany – only served to secure sale and leaseback activity’s place in the headlines.
EUROPEAN SALE AND LEASEBACKS - A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR RAISING CAPITAL?
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