DTZ Investors has acquired a €160m Tesco Irish distribution centre in Dublin, Ireland on behalf of KTB Investment & Securities and KTB Asset Management (“KTB”), a South Korean investor, in the largest ever single-asset logistics transaction in Ireland.
The 788,000 sq ft distribution centre is a purpose built facility and benefits from a lease guaranteed by Tesco Plc until 2032 and annual upwards only indexation in line with CPI. Tesco is one of the world’s largest retail and grocery brands and continues to expand in Ireland.
“This off-market acquisition is an exceptional example of identifying a suitable investment opportunity that meets our client’s investment objectives and executing successfully on what is the largest single-asset logistics transaction in Ireland. The income profile, in terms of length and escalation, and strength of the Tesco plc credit provides for very attractive income investment characteristics. The transaction profile is further enhanced when considered against the backdrop of the very restricted supply of logistics assets of scale in Ireland and the building’s importance to Tesco’s Irish operations,” said David Peacock of DTZ Investors.
KTB and DTZ Investors were advised by Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets and Debt & Structured Finance teams.
The purchaser was also advised by Ashurst LLP, Walkers Global and KPMG.