Acquisition of prime property in Mooikloof
Balwin Properties Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration Number: 2003/028851/06
Share code: BWN
ACQUISITION OF PRIME PROPERTY IN MOOIKLOOF
Shareholders are hereby advised that Balwin has concluded a Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”),
with Century Property Developments Proprietary Limited (the “Seller”) in terms of which Balwin has
agreed to purchase Part of the Remainder of Portion 1077 of the Farm Rietfontein 375 JR, measuring
93 hectares in extent (the “Property”) on favourable payment terms which include a R94,000,000
deposit and a payment per apartment over the next 7 years to settle the outstanding balance as
explained at paragraph 4 below (the “Transaction”).
2. OVERVIEW OF THE PROPERTY AND RATIONALE FOR THE TRANSACTION
2.1. Balwin has been negotiating with the Seller over the past five years to acquire The Hills
Proper, situated on the Property. The Property measures approximately 93 hectares in
extent of which approximately 70 hectares is developable.
2.2. The number of apartments to be developed on the Property is currently, at a minimum, of
3,776 and the development will follow Balwin’s Classic collection. Balwin is confident that
the total number of apartments could exceed at least 5,500 through rezoning and relaxation
on height restrictions on the Property.
2.3. The Property is situated in Pretoria East within the upmarket area of Mooikloof which is a
rapidly developing family-friendly suburb. The Property is close to the N4 and N1 highways.
The Property will be accessible from Atterbury and Garsfontein roads via the K147, which
provides easy access into Pretoria East and various amenities such as Woodlands Boulevard,
Woodhill Country Club, Parkview Shopping Centre and the Pretoria East Hospital.
2.4. The Property will be designed for clients looking for affordable living combined with a
unique lifestyle offering complemented by breath-taking sceneries, quality schools, medical
facilities and shopping centres. The vernacular design of the apartment blocks is focused on
blending into the surrounding natural beauty, with no negative impact on the existing
scenery. The “Old Transvaal-style” architecture, is commonly associated with the east of
Pretoria. Balwin is also planning to incorporate a Generation School and Montessori School
as part of its lifestyle offering within the development.
2.5. The vision of the development is to create an Eco Estate focussing on outdoor living and
utilising the abundance of green space for leisure activities.
2.6. The Lifestyle Centre will be developed as a Lifestyle Village Concept, which fits well with the
Pretoria East market and will allow for direct public access, increasing the commerciality of
the Lifestyle Village and its operators.
2.7. Balwin will phase the development, with the first phase estimated to be approximately
1,000 apartments and it is estimated that top structure construction should commence
during March 2021, with the first handovers following approximately 6 months later during
2.8. The acquisition of The Property will permit Balwin to establish a new development in the
high demand area east of Pretoria which fits in with its overall vision for Gauteng. Balwin
believes that the acquisition of the Property will support its goal of expanding within the
3. PURCHASE CONSIDERATION
3.1. The total consideration payable by Balwin to the Seller in terms of the Agreement is at a
minimum of R301,680,000 (excluding VAT) (prior to applicable CPI adjustments and based
on an assumed 3,776 units) and at a maximum of R303,000,000 (excluding VAT) (prior to
the applicable CPI adjustments and based on an assumed 3,800 units) (“Purchase
Consideration”), which is to be paid by Balwin as follows -
3.1.1. R94,000,000 (excluding VAT) deposit is payable to the Seller on date of registration of
transfer of the Property; plus
3.1.2. R55,000 (excluding VAT) per apartment is payable as and when the apartments are
registered in the name of third party purchasers.
3.2. The R55,000 (excluding VAT) will only be payable in respect of 3,800 apartments, at
maximum, irrespective of whether Balwin achieves a higher density of approximately 5,500
apartments. Accordingly, the minimum purchase consideration payable will be
R301,680,000 (R55,000 x 3,776 apartment) (prior to applicable CPI adjustments) and the
maximum purchase consideration will be R303,000,000 (R55 000 x 3,800 apartments) (prior
to applicable CPI adjustments).
3.3. The balance of the Purchase Consideration outstanding from time to time will escalate at
the lower of CPI or 6% per annum calculated from the date of transfer of the Property.
3.4. The total Purchase Consideration is payable within 7 years from date of transfer of the
3.5. The R94,000,000 deposit will be funded from a combination of existing cash reserves and
new bank debt. The bank debt will be ring-fenced to the development to be completed on
the Property being acquired. Balwin has already obtained 60% bank funding from Investec
Bank Limited in respect of the R94,000,000 deposit and will pay the difference of
R37,600,000 in cash.
3.6. Subsequent to the new bank debt in 4.5 above being obtained, Balwin’s total debt to equity
ratio will remain comfortably within the 50% target threshold as mandated by the Balwin
4. VALUE OF THE NET ASSETS AND PROFITS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE NET ASSETS
The value of the land to be acquired is at maximum R303,000,000 (excluding VAT) (prior to
applicable CPI adjustments). The land will not generate profits in isolation as the land will be
developed into sectional title residential apartments and profits will be attributed to the sale
of the respective apartments.
5. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE TRANSACTION
At the date of this SENS announcement, the Board of Directors have approved the Transaction and
there are no conditions precedent.
6. EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE TRANSACTION
In terms of the Agreement, the effective date of the Transaction will be 20 July 2020.
7. JSE CATEGORISATION
The Transaction is categorised as a Category 2 transaction in terms of paragraph 9.5(a) of the JSE
Listings Requirements and accordingly no shareholder approval is required.
20 July 2020
Investec Bank Limited
Date: 20-07-2020 02:48:00
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