Tristan Capital Partners-managed fund EPISO 5 has purchased a portfolio of three logistics assets (Essentials portfolio) in France from Ivanhoé Cambridge for €43.6million.
The portfolio, which will form part of the funds dedicated French logistics and light industrial platform, comprises c.72,000 sq m of logistics and is fully let to seven tenants which include Bolloré Logistics, Intermarché and Lidl among others.
Two of the assets are located in industrial zones in Eastern France close to Nancy area and one asset in Normandy at Grand Couronne in a district belonging to Rouen harbour.
Thibault Ancely, Managing Director at Tristan Capital Partners, said: “This latest transaction is our third acquisition in logistics for the sole month of March 2022 and we are also due to close on a pre-let development in North of France this month. The Essentials portfolio expands the parameters of our platform with the addition of big-box logistics whilst also further strengthening and diversifying our tenant base.
“Alongside our local operating partner, Arkea Real Estate, we have now acquired 87 logistics and light industrial assets in France, and we continue to assess future opportunities to extend this further. It was also a real pleasure to work on this acquisition with the experienced team of Ivanhoé Cambridge.”
Arnaud Malbos, Head of Investment Europe at Ivanhoé Cambridge, added: “These three assets were part of our 2020 acquisition of the broader French logistic portfolio from Carlyle and we are happy to have executed exits according to plan in a flawless and efficient manner thanks notably to Tristan’s experience in dealing with logistics. This transaction demonstrates our ability to recycle our capital to the market. We remain a leading investor in the logistics sector and we aim to focus our efforts on the main logistics corridors in Europe. Our main ambition is to continue to grow our Hub & Flow platform in continental Europe.”