In a sale-leaseback transaction, a company sells its real estate assets for cash and simultaneously signs a long-term lease. Through a sale-leaseback a company is able to convert one or more critical assets into working capital.
In a build-to-suit transaction, we fund the construction of a new facility or the expansion of an existing one. Upon completion, the tenant enters into a long-term net lease, while retaining full operational control of the new facility.
A sale-leaseback can be used by private equity firms to fund new portfolio company acquisitions, M&A initiatives and leveraged buyouts. In addition, this form of financing provides capital to pay down debt, fund add-on acquisitions and working capital as well as return capital to investors.
We have been investing in Europe since 1998. With an investment team in London and asset management operations in Amsterdam, we have worked with more than 90 companies across 25+ industries.