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Poland AFI buys Towarowa 22 stake for EUR 180 mln

Investment & finance
EPP has finalised the sale of its 70 pct stake in the Towarowa 22 city-forming project in Warsaw to AFI Europe. The total value of the deal comes to more than EUR 180 mln.

We previously wrote about the sale last February. The transaction formed one of the key elements of EPP’s new strategy focused on debt reduction.

Towarowa 22 is situated on a 6.5 ha site in Warsaw's Wola district. The Dom Słowa Polskiego printing house was formerly located on the site and, more recently, the Jupiter shopping centre. The area will soon see the development of a mixed-use project dominated by residential and office space, featuring a modernist pavilion as its central point surrounded by a city park.

AFI Europe and Echo Investment will jointly develop both the office and residential sections of the complex (holding, respectively, 70 pct and 30 pct stakes). Echo Investment has become the sole owner of the residential section, which will include about 1,000 apartments (both PRS and for sale). The company is also to be the developer of the entire project.

The entire project will comprise more than 200,000 sqm of usable space, about half of which will be designated for office use, while the other half will be residential.

Griffin Capital Partners acted as the transaction manager and advisor to the seller.

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Edition 11 (283) November 2023

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