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





"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch



Latest Headlines
Are You in the Market for Earphones?
March 24, 2017, 7:35 AM
Samsung Galaxy S8, Rumored Launch Date!
March 18, 2017, 6:45 AM
How about Leica Cameras
March 13, 2017, 6:30 AM
A Baseball Cap With Camera
March 3, 2017, 7:00 AM
Nokia 3310 with longer battery life
February 28, 2017, 7:05 AM




Latest Blog Posts
What else to worry about?
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 17, 2017, 6:45 AM
Todays’ Life
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 14, 2017, 7:30 AM
News and Tips
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 13, 2017, 6:30 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 8, 2017, 7:09 AM
News
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 7, 2017, 8:45 AM
World news 3-6
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 6, 2017, 5:40 AM
Mixed News
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 4, 2017, 7:40 AM
Mixed News of the Day
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 4, 2017, 6:32 AM
Mixed News of The World:
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 2, 2017, 7:02 AM
World New 3-1
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 1, 2017, 6:30 AM
Gaming News of The Day
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 28, 2017, 6:56 AM






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