Augusta Industrial Fund Closes Oversubscribed
/ Augusta News
propbd.co.nz l Saturday 16th June 2018
Augusta Capital Ltd confirmed yesterday that the Augusta Industrial Fund closed oversubscribed with $75 million raised.
Managing director Mark Francis said the acquisition of the initial properties in the portfolio was to be settled later in the day.
As part of the capital raising, Augusta Capital has subscribed for 7.5 million shares and intends to hold a 10% stake as a long-term investment.
Mr Francis said a limited number of investors were reinvesting their funds from other Augusta-managed properties which have sold and would settle in the next month. As a result, Augusta will hold a limited number of shares for the next 2 weeks and then transfer to those investors.
He also said Augusta had received a large number of applications at the close.
The initial portfolio consists of 12 Brick St, Henderson; 862 Great South Rd, Penrose; 20 Paisley Place, Mt Wellington; and The Hub, Seaview, Wellington.
Together, that initial portfolio will have the following key features:
- a weighted average lease term to expiry of 8.7 years
- 100% occupancy
- a diversified mix of 15 tenants, and
- a 60% weighting to the Auckland industrial market.
Augusta will receive establishment & underwriting fees in connection with the offer as well as ongoing management fees consistent with the NPT Ltd management agreement, which Augusta entered in March.
Image above: 862 Great South Rd, Penrose, back on to Auckland’s Southern Motorway. The area marked in green will be redeveloped.