Blackstone Property Partners (BPP) and Ivanhoé Cambridge have closed their acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (TSX: AAR.UN), a Vancouver-based owner and operator of industrial properties. The all-cash transaction, announced in January, is valued at $3.8 billion, including debt. It gives BPP and Ivanhoé ownership of 62 percent and 38 percent of the business respectively. Pure, which holds 168 properties across North America, will cease trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today. BPP and Ivanhoé are respectively the real estate investment arms of Blackstone Group and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
Pure Industrial Real Estate Announces Closing of Plan of Arrangement with Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge
VANCOUVER, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ – Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (TSX: AAR.UN) (the “Trust”) announces today the closing (the “Closing”) of the previously-announced plan of arrangement, pursuant to which an affiliate of Blackstone Property Partners, the Core+ real estate investment unit of Blackstone, and Ivanhoé Cambridge, a subsidiary of CDPQ, acquired all of the issued and outstanding trust units of the Trust (each, a “Unit”) for $8.10 per Unit in cash (the “Transaction”). Blackstone Property Partners and Ivanhoé Cambridge will own respectively 62% and 38% of the Trust.
With the completion of the Transaction, the Units ceased trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) and were delisted from the TSX at close of business today. The Trust will also cease to be a reporting issuer under applicable Canadian securities laws.
Unitholders who have questions or require assistance with submitting their Units in connection with the Transaction may direct their questions to Computershare Trust Company of Canada, which is acting as depositary in connection with the Transaction, by telephone at 1 (800) 564-6253 (toll free in North America) or (514) 982-7555 (outside North America), by facsimile at (905) 771-4082 or by email at email@example.com.
For more information on the Transaction, please see the news releases issued by the Trust on January 9, 2018, February 28, 2018, March 12, 2018, March 23, 2018, March 29, 2018 and April 12, 2018 along with the Trust’s management information circular dated February 15, 2018 prepared in connection with the Transaction, all of which are available under the Trust’s profile at www.sedar.com and on the Trust’s website at www.piret.ca.
ABOUT THE TRUST
The Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in leading markets across Canada and key distribution and logistics markets in the United States. The Trust is an internally managed REIT and is one of the largest publicly-traded REITs in Canada that offers investors exposure to industrial real estate assets in Canada and the United States.
Additional information about the Trust is available at www.piret.ca or www.sedar.com.
Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone’s real estate business was founded in 1991 and has approximately US$120 billion of assets under management. Blackstone’s real estate portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Major holdings include Hilton Worldwide, Invitation Homes (single family homes), Logicor (pan-European logistics) and prime office buildings in the world’s major cities.
ABOUT IVANHOÉ CAMBRIDGE
Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.
Vertically integrated in Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail, industrial and logistics sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held more than C$60 billion in assets as at December 31, 2017, and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.
For further information: Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust: Sylvia Slaughter, Director, Investor Relations, (416) 479-8590 Ext 267, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Blackstone: Paula Chirhart, Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs, (212) 583-5011, E-mail: email@example.com; Ivanhoé Cambridge: Sébastien Théberge, Affaires publiques d’Ivanhoé Cambridge, 1 (866) 456-3342, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org