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TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - C2C Industrial Properties Inc. (the "Company" or "C2C") (CCH: TSX-V) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, C2C
Industrial Properties Ltd., has waived conditions on a portfolio
acquisition (the "Acquisition") of income producing industrial properties (the "Portfolio") located in the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA"). The Acquisition remains conditional upon completion of a
non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") described below. A summary of the transaction is as follows:
The Portfolio consists of four multi-tenant industrial buildings located
in Oakville, Etobicoke, Richmond Hill and Scarborough, Ontario totaling
487,848 square feet. The Portfolio is 100% leased to a diverse mix of
tenants with varying unit sizes. The Portfolio is being acquired at a
weighted average going-in capitalization rate of 7.0%, before
deductions for deferred capital repairs.
The purchase price for the Portfolio is approximately $37,600,000
subject to usual real estate adjustments. C2C will finance the
purchase price through the assumption of the existing first mortgage in
the approximate principal amount of $22,300,000, a credit facility from
a Schedule I Canadian bank in the approximate principal amount of
$7,000,000 and a private placement in the amount of approximately
The GTA is a target market for the Company due to its importance within
the Canadian Industrial Property Market. The Portfolio allows C2C to
acquire a sizable concentration of high quality industrial buildings in
Canada's premier industrial market, the fourth largest in North
America. With approximately 800 million square feet of industrial
gross leasable area, the GTA comprises more than 40% of the national
inventory of industrial space and provides C2C with a strong pipeline
of acquisition opportunities.
Chris Ross, President of C2C, stated, "A portfolio acquisition such as
this represents a unique opportunity for C2C to build size and scale.
It further demonstrates the Company's ability to leverage the
relationships of its asset manager, Strathallen Capital Corp., to
acquire properties in off-market transactions - and the depth of its
"With the addition of the Portfolio, the Company continues to execute on
its strategic plan of accretively growing the Company's portfolio in
core Canadian markets. The Acquisition provides a stable cash flow and
tenant base, coupled with a scalable platform for management to source
and execute on growth investments within the GTA market and elsewhere."
The existing first mortgage is secured on the Portfolio and is due July
1, 2017. The mortgage will bear interest at a rate of 4.0% per annum
A credit facility is being provided by a Schedule I Canadian bank. It
will be secured by a second mortgage against the Portfolio and will be
due one year from closing. The credit facility will bear interest at a
rate equal to the bankers' acceptances plus 650 basis points.
Non-Brokered Private Placement
The Private Placement will consist of a unit offering in the aggregate
amount of $9,000,000 consisting of shares and warrants. Each unit will
have a subscription price of $0.17 and consist of one common share and
a fraction of a share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will
entitle the holder to purchase one common share of C2C for a term of
three years. The exercise price of the warrants is to be determined in
accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange Inc.
Election of New Director - Moray Tawse
C2C is also pleased to announce that Mr. Moray Tawse has been appointed
to its board of directors and will serve as Chairman of the Investment
Moray Tawse is the co-founder of First National Financial Corp.
(FN-TSX), one of Canada's largest residential and commercial mortgage
originators with more than $59 billion dollars in mortgages under
administration. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate
finance industry, Moray is one of Canada's leading experts on
commercial real estate. Moray also brings significant capital markets
experience having taking First National public in 2006.
"We are extremely pleased to have Moray join the board of C2C. His
depth of experience and knowledge in the real estate capital markets
will provide valuable guidance and stewardship for the anticipated
growth of C2C, as a property investment company focused on the
industrial sector," said Brian Spence, Chairman of the Corporation.
Since completing its Qualifying Transaction in May 2011 and following
the successful closing of the Acquisition, C2C will have grown its
asset base from 1 property of 23,500 square feet to 14 properties
totalling approximately 1,200,000 million square feet.
About C2C Industrial Properties Inc.
C2C is a real property investment company, which recently completed its
Qualifying Transaction on the TSX Venture Exchange. C2C's principal
objective is to be a real estate investment corporation specializing in
acquisition, ownership and the operation of industrial properties
across Canada. More information about C2C (CCH: TSX-V) is available at www.sedar.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements relating to C2C and
the environment in which it operates and its strategy, action plans and
investments, which may involve estimates, forecasts and projections.
These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve
risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and/or are beyond
C2C's control. A number of important factors could cause actual
outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these
forward-looking statements. These factors include those set forth in
this press release and other public filings. Consequently, readers
should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press
release. C2C is under no obligation to update any forward-looking
statements contained herein should material facts change due to new
information, future events or other factors. All forward-looking
statements attributable to C2C are expressly qualified by these
The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of this press release.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press
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