Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

World News

Electra sells central Tel Aviv tower to Nakash Brothers

The sale reflects a value of $307 million for the tower.

Electra Tower picture Tamar Matzapi

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.


Four years after construction of the Electra Tower in central Tel Aviv was completed, the Electra Ltd. (TASE: ELTR) construction and infrastructure company today announced it was selling its share of the property. Electra, a subsidiary of Gershon Salkind-owned Elco Holdings Ltd. (TASE: ELCO), today said that its board of directors had approved acceptance of the offer by the Nakash brothers of $77.5 million for Electra’s 25% rights and liabilities in the tower, reflected a total value of $307 million for the tower.

The parties yesterday signed a binding agreement in principle, and completion of the deal is expected by April 2015. A detailed sale agreement is scheduled for signing by the end of the month. Completion of the deal is subject to several conditions, including approval by the financing banks by the end of 2014. Electra said that the deal was expected to generate $26.9 million in pre-tax surplus cash flow for the company.


Insubstantial profit

There will be no substantial profit on the sale, because Electra already posted a revaluation profit of over $25.6 million on tower in previous years, in addition to substantial revenue on its work during the course of construction. All in all, the property generated a two-digit percentage return. The sale price is about the same as the value at which the holding was reported in Electra’s 2013 financial statements – $76.4 million, reflecting a price of $4, 500 per sq.m.

The sale comes two months after fellow subsidiary Electra Real Estate Ltd. (TASE:ELCRE) announced the sale of its 25% stake in the property to Ampa Investments, controlled by Shlomi Fogel and the Nakash brothers, for a similar amount. After the deal is completed, the Nakash brothers will fully own the property.

Electra Tower is located on Yigal Alon St. near the Azrieli towers. It has 45 storeys, and is fully leased to high-quality tenants, including Google and FIMI Opportunity Funds. A year ago, the partnership in the tower formulated a $200 million refinancing agreement for the property.

Managed by CEO Itamar Deutscher, Electra is considered one of Israel’s largest contracting groups. It has five main fields of business: construction of buildings and infrastructure in Israel; overseas construction and infrastructure projects; service, maintenance, and retail; real estate development and construction; and franchises. The company has lost 10% of its value since the beginning of the year, and is traded at a market cap of $410 million.


Published by Globes [online], Israel business news –



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.