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14 Irish Paddy Power shops on the market for €6.3m

Written by Robert McHugh, on 4th Sep 2019. Posted in General

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Savills has launched the Paddy Power Irish sale and leaseback portfolio which offers investors an opportunity to acquire a selection of long-established owner-occupied Paddy Power properties located in Dublin, Cork and a number of leading provincial towns at an initial combined net rent of €480,000 per annum. 

Stephen McCarthy of Savills is offering the entire portfolio in one single lot with a guide price of excess €6.3m, which equates to a net income yield of 7%.

Flutter Entertainment plc, which is the parent owner of Paddy Power, will take a new lease on each property. Each lease will be for a term of 15 years with 5 yearly rent reviews to the higher of open market or CPI. Each lease will provide for a tenant only break option at the expiry of year 10 of the term.  

Flutter Entertainment plc, which posted 2018 group revenues of GBP £1.873 billion, is the international sports betting and gaming group, a constituent of the English FTSE 100 and Irish Stock Exchange and has over 7,500 employees globally.

The portfolio offers investors a well-balanced geographical spread of properties, eight of which are in Dublin, including Upper Baggot Street, Parnell Street, Artane, Cardiffsbridge Road & Finglas Village, Crumlin, Ballymun and Clondalkin.

The remainder of the properties all occupy strong provincial town locations including Drogheda, Maynooth, Thurles and Tralee. The portfolio also includes the Paddy Power betting shop located at Cornmarket Street in Cork city centre. 

Commenting on the opportunity, Head of General Retail Agency at Savills Ireland, Stephen McCarthy said, "The Paddy Power Portfolio offers investors an opportunity to acquire a variety of long-established and well-located Dublin and Cork city centre properties complimented with a host of established suburban and provincial town locations offering the purchaser long term market rent protection underpinned by an exceptional global plc covenant."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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