Established in February 2007, Sirius Real Estate Limited was listed on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) AIM market three months later with 20 business parks.
In 2014, we launched on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) before moving on to the main market of the LSE and JSE in 2017 with a portfolio of 45 mixed-use business parks.
Sirius shares qualified for inclusion in the FTSE EPRA / NAREIT Global Real Estate Index. The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index is a stock market index series jointly managed by EPRA (Europe), FTSE (UK) and NAREIT (US), and is composed of all major real estate company constituents that trade on the world’s leading exchanges.
Sirius included in the FTSE/JSE SA Listed Property Index (known as “SAPY”). SAPY comprises the top 20 (by market capitalisation) property companies in the South African Real Estate sector, with a primarily listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Sirius listed on LSE’s & JSE’s main market. Successfully completed a €15 million private placing. The capital raised is invested in the acquisition programme
The placing of €30 million in June 2016 enabled the acquisition of sites in Dresden, Wiesbaden, Krefeld and Dreieich.
In the last four financial years the Company raised €166.5 million in equity from placings on five separate occasions, one of which was executed alongside the successful launch of on to the AltX of the JSE in December 2014, giving Sirius a secondary listing alongside the original AIM listing. The capital raised through these placings enabled Sirius to acquire 14 new business parks, supported by the refinancing of the debt facilities at significantly improved rates and on much longer terms than were previously available.
In January 2012, Sirius acquires the Asset Manager thereby internalising the asset management platform. Andrew Coombs, who joined the Asset Manager in 2010, and Alistair Marks, who had been with the Asset Manager since formation, were subsequently appointed as CEO and CFO of the Sirius Real Estate Limited, respectively. Following internalisation, the primary strategic objective continued to be to improve profitability and strengthen the company’s financial position by disposing of non-core and mature assets, as well as surplus land sales, and refinancing the entire loan book.
Andrew Coombs joined Sirius as Chief Executive Officer of Sirius Facilities GmbH.
Acquisition programme ceased, and focus shifted to increasing occupancy and efficiency. This included a restructuring of the German operating company, a doubling of the sales team and development of the in-house team to improve cost recovery from tenants.
Purchased a further nine business parks in the year to 31 March 2008, and grew the portfolio to 38 business parks over the course of the following year.
Admitted to trading on AIM in May 2007, with a primary capital raise of €328 million initially used to acquire 20 business parks.