Murapol S.A., one of Poland’s leading residential developers, filed a prospectus on 30 July 2021 with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in connection with a contemplated initial public offering and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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The Murapol Group (“Murapol”) is one of the largest and most experienced residential developers in Poland. In its 20 years of operation, the group has completed 67 multistage development projects, within which 316 buildings, totalling over 18,700 units.
“Thanks to some of the best apartment sales results in Poland, Murapol ranks year after year among the leading residential developers in the country. Our diverse geographic footprint and unique business model has delivered sustained growth and high margins. Our established land bank together with our internal design & engineering capabilities, will enable Murapol to successfully execute the ambitious future plans. I am confident that in the years to come we will continue to reinforce our leading position in the Polish development market,” said Nikodem Iskra, CEO of the Murapol Group. “Over the last three years we have carried out fundamental changes in our financing structure, replacing the previously fragmented sources of financing with structured syndicated loans. We have also adapted our financial reporting systems to the highest market standards. We believe that joining the group of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which already includes numerous real estate developers, is a natural step for a company with our scale of operations, and also supports its dynamic growth.”
Murapol’s residential offering is focussed on the broadest and most popular segment of the market, the affordable and affordable premium sector. This offering is available throughout the country as Murapol is active in 16 cities, such as Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, the Tricity, the Silesian agglomeration, Poznań and Łódź.
Murapol’s unique business model is vertically intergrated, starting from land acquisition, through architectural and engineering design, project budgeting, procuring building materials, general contracting, marketing and sales. This approach delivers lower overall development costs which allows Murapol to price its apartments at compeititbe levels versus compeititors whilst maintaining attractive profit margins.
Between 2018–2020 Murapol sold 8,606 units (based on property development agreements or preliminary purchase agreements) and handed over to its customers 8,639 units. Revenues from sales of units rose from PLN 603.1 million in 2018 to PLN 836.2 million in 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7%. In the same period, gross sales margins grew from PLN 139.1 million in 2018 to PLN 217.4 million in 2020 (CAGR of 25.0%).
Murapol has a large and attractive land bank which will fuel its continued growth. At the end of June 2021, the total land bank comprised 19,400 units (plots owned / /under perpetual use and covered by PSPA’s) with a total floor area of over 837,000 m2. As at 30 June 2021, there were 7,300 units under construction and 12,100 units in the design phase.
In the first half of 2021, Murapol made the strategic decision to enter rapidly expanding residential rental sector as a further growth channel for the development and sale of units. In conjunction with this decision, the Company has commenced cooperation with its majority shareholder, which has extensive prior experience and knowledge in the sector. Currently, 1,723 units are under construction for the private rented sector (PRS, 1,362 units) and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA, 361 units). Further 1,200 units for PRS sector are in the design phase.
While implementing principles of sustainable growth, Murapol strives to support the environment responsibly by championing various forms of social, charitable and sports initiatives. Among others, the Company is engaged in initiatives promoting professional sport and projects promoting physical activity among children and young people.
Since the 1st quarter of 2020, the majority shareholder of Murapol has been AEREF V PL Investment S.à r.l., a company owned by funds under management of Ares Management Corporation, a leading global alternative investment manager specializing in credit, private equity and real estate, advised by Griffin Real Estate.
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