Investment company, Ariadne Australia Limited, (ASX:ARA), has completed the sale of its 50% stake in Secure Parking for $75 million.
The company says the sale will have a positive impact on its 2017 financial year results, as the transaction was above Secure Parking's $11 million book value at 30 June 2016.
Ariadne says it will likely invest the sale proceeds into income producing assets that are in line with its investment strategy.
Excluding the sale, Ariadne says its net profit after tax will be $5.4 million for the half year ending 31 December 2016. For the previous corresponding period, the company’s net profit was $3.8 million.
Ariadne posted a net profit $12.6 million at 30 June 2016.