Nokia sells its HQ in Finland, to stay there on a lease
Nokia's financials aren't what you'd call great lately, and as a result the company is selling its headquarters building in Espoo, Finland for €170 million.
The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the year, but the company has no plans to move out afterwards. Instead it will lease it back and continue its operations there. The building offers 48,000 square meters of office real estate and has been housing Nokia's HQ since 1997.
Here's what the chief financial officer of Nokia, Timo Ihamuotia had to say.
We had a comprehensive sales process with both Finnish and foreign investors and we are very pleased with this outcome. As we have said before, owning real estate is not part of Nokia's core business and when good opportunities arise we are willing to exit these types of non-core assets. We are naturally continuing to operate in our head office building on a long-term basis.
Nokia is obviously in dire need of money and is trying to cash in on just about everything valuable it holds. In June the company sold its Vertu subsidiary and now its the HQ turn to go. Hopefully, the cash will help the company continue normal operating until the WP investment pays off. That Q4 report will make for a pretty interesting read.
awful to not pick the "advantages"
- 2012-12-17 10:15
Nokia is rubish now
- 2012-12-12 16:43
It's funny how Nokia is going down and fanboys still talking about past. A company cannot rely on past glories and should pick the lesson from Kodak. It don't matter how good a company was in the past it has to take some of that market share now or i...
- 2012-12-12 09:47