First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on Grand City Properties S.A. (ISIN: LU0775917882). Analyst Ellis Acklin reiterated his BUY rating and increased the price target from EUR 12.50 to EUR 12.90.

Grand City announced results of its exchange and tender offers of two series of its perpetual notes. The aim was restore the notes‘ equity component according to S&P methodology, since non-called notes are regarded as debt by the ratings agency. Some 82% of noteholders accepted the offers equal to a nominal value of ~€449m. The landlord will also issue €410m in new notes and repurchase €34m of perpetual notes via the tender offer. Aside from shoring up the S&P metrics, coupon payment savings north of €2m will positively impact bottom line FFO 1. We are Buy-rated on Grand City with a €12.9 TP (old: €12.5).