Net lease real estate investment trust WP Carey has announced the acquisition of four manufacturing facilities in Germany and the Czech Republic in a sale-leaseback deal.

The NYSE-listed company said the portfolio, totalling 49,900sqm, comprises three assets in Germany on a master lease and one in the Czech Republic, triple-net leased to a metal engineering business for a term of 20 years.

Christopher Mertlitz, the head of WP Carey’s European investments, said: “This transaction perfectly suits WP Carey’s investment criteria. These assets are well-maintained industrial properties in attractive markets that are mission-critical to the company.

“We are pleased to leverage our cross-border capabilities to help our tenant monetise its real estate and reinvest the proceeds back into its business.”

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