backtop


Print

Move raises much needed capital, allowing Nokia to continue its Windows Phone 8 push

Nokia Oyj. (HEX:NOK1V) announced on Tuesday that it had at last located a buyer for its gleaming Finnish headquarters.  Mired in financial troubles, Nokia has been selling off assets -- including some of its patents -- to help it sustain its Windows Phone 8 push as it downsizes and attempts a turnaround.

Interestingly, while Nokia sold its headquarters for €170M ($222.5M USD) to Exilion in a deal to be closed by the end of the year, it's also going to stay in the headquarters on a "long-term" lease deal.  In that regard the move is similar to Ford Motor Comp.'s (F) decision pre-recession to re-mortgage most of its North American properties, a move that gave it capital needed to weather the recent recession and become the only member of America's Big Three automakers not to enter government-guided bankruptcy.

Nokia's CFO Timo Ihamuotila remarks on the deal, "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 HQ
Nokia's headquarters building is for sale. [Image Source: Reuters/Benjamin Suomela/Lehtikuva]

The decision to release the headquarters is also interesting as some had speculated Nokia might look to shift more of its management to North America, to be closer to ally Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).  However, it appears that for now Nokia is holding tight to its Finnish roots, even as it trims its workforce.

Source: Nokia





"Well, there may be a reason why they call them 'Mac' trucks! Windows machines will not be trucks." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer



Latest Headlines
How Apple watch Series 2 differ from the S1
February 18, 2017, 5:37 AM
Chuwi LapBook
February 6, 2017, 6:49 AM
LG Watch Style
February 5, 2017, 8:00 AM
New iMac and Release Date
February 4, 2017, 9:30 AM




Latest Blog Posts
Around the World
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 18, 2017, 5:48 AM
News of Future
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 17, 2017, 6:30 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 14, 2017, 5:36 AM
What's New?
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM
Unleashed News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 9, 2017, 6:00 AM
Eye catching news
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 8, 2017, 6:16 AM
Some World News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 7, 2017, 6:15 AM
Today’s news
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 6, 2017, 10:11 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 5, 2017, 7:27 AM
Notes and News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 4, 2017, 5:53 AM
World News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 3, 2017, 5:30 AM
Gadget News
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 2, 2017, 7:00 AM
News Around The World.
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 1, 2017, 7:20 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 31, 2017, 7:57 AM
Tips of Today
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 30, 2017, 6:53 AM
What is new?
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 29, 2017, 6:26 AM






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki