Sale and lease-back 

For companies that need liquidity or cash in their business and have one or more properties.

Need liquidity in your business? If you have an asset that you use as an office or business premises, you can get access to funds without having to go to a bank to apply for a loan.

Companies often have assets but need cash, and to raise it, they think they need to apply to banks for financing.

Another option for them, however, is to carry out a sale leaseback transaction. What is a sale lease back transaction? It’s an operation whereby a company sells a real estate asset to a leasing company to sign a financial leasing contract for the property for an extended period of time. 

We offer you an alternative to bank loans to help you meet payments or make one-off investments when you don’t have liquidity

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If you do a sale and lease back:

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The alternative to a bank loan to provide liquidity for your business

This method of financing consists of selling your property to a company and then entering into a leasing contract for it. You ensure liquidity, but can also continue use of the property through leasing.

Common mistakes in sale and leaseback transactions:

Relying on a team that’s specialised in sale & lease-back operations, such as Leialta, will prevent you from running the following risks:

  • Failing to include clauses that safeguard your company’s interests in the sale and purchase agreement. For example, include a right-to-buy clause in the lease, in case you’re interested in buying the property back in the future.
  • Not paying all the taxes related to the sale and lease-back transaction. It’s important to be clear about what taxes will accrue during the process.
  • Not managing the fiscal aspects of the transaction correctly. This can lead to cost overruns and penalties.
  • Not carrying out the sale and rental process correctly. This may result in you being unprotected in some aspects and unable to enjoy all the guarantees that you should be able to as a seller and subsequent tenant.

If certain aspects or situations that may arise in the future are not included in the contract, a solution might have to be sought a posteriori, including a judicial one.

The sale and lease-back contract is complex and needs to be negotiated and studied in depth by legal counsel

  • It’s a financing operation for the initial owner who then becomes the tenant, so in order to protect profitability and to be net, all expenses related to the use of the property are borne by the tenant.
  • The contract provides for a purchase option in favour of the initial seller, so the time period for exercising it, the manner of execution and the price of the future sale and purchase must all be established.

What sets our sale and lease-back operations apart?

At Leialta, we have a team of professionals specialised in tax law, commercial law, real estate law and accounting, meaning we can provide you with all the support you need to ensure the transaction is carried out successfully, without unforeseen events, and always looking after your interests.

Our experience with this type of transaction means we can guarantee all procedures are carried out correctly while delivering the best possible deal for your company.

Having worked for years with different types of clients and situations, we know how to adapt and act to find the solution that best suits your company.

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Jose Luna

Head of the Legal and Commercial consulting area

“I met Paul some time ago, both professionally and personally. I find him a committed and efficient person whch is not as common as it might seem for people working in tax and financial advice. His vision and closeness have helped me a lot to understand the problems and the solutions.”

Alberto Santos

CEO of Evercom

“Leialta is an excellent organization of serious, committed, and very close people who strictly adjust to deadlines, demonstrating a high level of professionalism in their daily performance.”

Alberto Peñuelas

CEO of Bebidas Peñuelas S.L.

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“I have met and worked with Javier for more than five years. Javier is a competent and hard-working professional. Particulatly, he has an attitude, discipline, and customer care that I have rarely encountered in my working life.”

Marco Longoni

Chief Financial Officer of ERG

“We have been lucky enough to rely on a team led by Javier from the very beginning of our business. Although it was a complicated "adventure," Javier has demonstrated a personal touch and exceptional professional capacity, sparing no effort, during all the months that he has been leading the Project.”

Jon Armentia

Corporate Director of Lar España

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“Paul is a bright, responsible person with extensive experience in his work and mastery of all the activities we had contracted. He led the group of people who carried out the activities and, as a representative of his company, he took the responsibility to present and explain the result of the work, both monthly and at the end of the year, before his Management Committee and Board of Directors. Which he did always to the complete satisfaction of our Board of Directors and General Management Body.”

Rafael Garcia Valenzuela

 Former CEO of Grupo Capital Energy

“I have always been loyal to the people who have been advising me for a long time in the provision of recurring services. Therefore, I plan to continue counting on Paul and Javier for a long time. They are magnificent professionals in the consulting world.”

Pablo Del Rio

CEO of The Racket Store

“Servihenares company group has been working with Leialta for years. The result of working with them is that you can dedicate yourself entirely to your business because you are in professional hands regarding tax, labor, and legal advice. They are always there with agile and efficient responses whenever you need them. Thank you for the peace of mind you provide.”

Jose Luis Fernández

CEO of Quality Transfer

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“It is very encouraging to know that, in any situation of doubt in our administrative tasks, we are supported by a great team of professionals who provide solutions to our problems. Besides, if the human treatment is also exquisite, the work becomes easier.”

Susana Aguado Alonso

Head of Administration of Sibis Real Estate

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“We have been working with Leialta for the past two years and the results have been outstanding. They are very professional, and at all times, they have helped us in accounting, tax, and labor matters to resolve everything that has arisen day by day with the company and the administrations. I would certainly recommend them to any company. My relationship with them is excellent.”

Nieves Robleño Pinilla

Head of Administration and Human Resources of Convey Systems

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We at Displaynote are really pleased with the full suite of professional services that Leialta provide, which includes accounting, tax and payroll services. We now understand our finances better and have a much greater understanding of our compliance requirements within our Spanish subsidiary.

The team at Leialta are pro-active in identifying any issues and provide clear and concise advice when required. We would highly recommend Leialta to assist any UK based Company who are looking for trusted advisors in Spain.”

Alan McDail

Chief Financial Officer of DisplayNote Technologies

“Professionalism, trust, and proximity are the qualities that define your excellent work. Your collaboration in our business projects has been a pleasure.”

Concha Gallego

CEO of Jamonia Gestiones SL

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We guided GVG in identifying its accounting and tax obligations in line with its corporate structure. During the process, GVG has acquired an understanding of the taxes it faces as well as the cause of these taxes.

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