Sørlandssenteret, which is located 12 km north-east of Kristiansand, is the largest shopping center in Agder. In 2021, the total tenant turnover was NOK 2.8 billion, and Sørlandssenteret was thus Norway's 5th largest shopping center in terms of turnover. In 2021, the center achieved rental income of NOK 128 million.
The CEO of DNB Næringseiendom, Gro K. Boge, states: "DNB Life Insurance has had a wonderful journey together with Olav Thon since the merger and our establishment of the new Sørlandssenteret in 2008. The development has been very positive, and our collaboration has been good, but now it's time for one owner to continue. DNB Livsforsikring is sure that Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap will further develop the center in the best possible way for the future."
The CEO of Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap, Dag Tangevald-Jensen, says: "Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap would like to thank DNB Livsforsikring for the good cooperation. We will do our utmost to ensure that Sørlandssenteret remains the region's best destination for great shopping experiences."
The takeover is planned for early January 2023 and is, among other things, subject to board approval, both on the seller's and buyer's side.