MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIBRA Macquarie México (FIBRA Macquarie) (BMV:FIBRAMQ) today announced the successful completion of its previously announced US$685 million unsecured refinancing program (the Refinancing). The initial drawings of US$655 million, along with US$62 million cash on hand, were used to prepay FIBRA Macquarie’s asset-level secured loans of US$717 million.
The Refinancing is an important component of FIBRA Macquarie’s key strategic objective to transition to a predominately unsecured debt capital structure. The Refinancing is expected to deliver significant benefits, including:
- extension of weighted average tenor of debt outstanding to 4.2 years, compared to 1.4 years, as of June 2016, and a smoother refinancing profile;
- securing long-term, fixed-rate funding at competitive rates, with a pro forma weighted average cost of debt of 5.1 percent per annum;
- enhanced asset substitution flexibility to facilitate ongoing portfolio management initiatives, including an asset recycling program;
- diversification of financing sources to a broader base of local and international banks, as well as leading US insurance companies; and
- a more efficient and flexible balance sheet, reducing surplus cash and adding a revolving credit facility for liquidity requirements.
FIBRA Macquarie will continue evaluating opportunities to access the long-term, fixed-rate unsecured debt markets to repay amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility and further increase liquidity.
About FIBRA Macquarie
FIBRA Macquarie México (FIBRA Macquarie) (BMV: FIBRAMQ) is a real estate investment trust (fideicomiso de inversión en bienes raíces), or FIBRA, listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores) targeting industrial, retail and office real estate opportunities in Mexico, with a primary focus on stabilized income-producing properties. FIBRA Macquarie’s portfolio consists of 276 industrial properties and 17 retail/office properties, located in 24 cities across 19 Mexican states as of March 31, 2016. Nine of the retail/office properties are held through a 50/50 joint venture with Grupo Frisa. FIBRA Macquarie is managed by Macquarie México Real Estate Management, S.A. de C.V. which operates within the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division of Macquarie Group. For additional information about FIBRA Macquarie, please visit www.fibramacquarie.com.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is a business within the Macquarie Asset Management division of Macquarie Group and a global alternative asset manager focused on real estate, infrastructure, agriculture and energy assets. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has significant expertise over the entire investment lifecycle, with capabilities in investment sourcing, investment management, investment realization and investor relations. Established in 1996, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has approximately US$104.6 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2016.
About Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 14,372 people and has assets under management of more than $367 billion (as of March 31, 2016).
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