Canadian real estate private equity firm Tricon Capital Group has cancelled the previously-announced initial public offering (IPO) of its affiliate Tricon Investment Partners (TIP). Tricon President and CEO Gary Berman cited “market conditions” as the reason for not proceeding with the offering, which was priced to raise gross proceeds of about $140 million. TIP was intended to be the firm’s platform for land and home-building investment activity in North America, carrying on and replacing the activity of Tricon’s private funds.
Tricon Capital Group Withdraws Initial Public Offering of Tricon Investment Partners Due to Market Conditions
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW/ – Tricon Capital Group Inc. (“Tricon”) (TSX:TCN) announced today that, due to current adverse market conditions, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tricon Investment Partners Inc. will not be proceeding with its initial public offering of subordinate voting shares at this time.
Gary Berman, President and CEO of Tricon, stated that, “while we are disappointed that market conditions have not permitted us to proceed with the offering and create a dedicated vehicle for our land and homebuilding business at this time, Tricon remains optimistic about the United States housing recovery and the availability of attractive risk-adjusted returns therefrom. As such, we will continue to invest in land and homebuilding opportunities through direct investment at the parent company level and/or through our private investment vehicles. The fundamentals for U.S. housing are the best they have been in nearly a decade and so we remain excited about our investment opportunities and growth prospects going forward.”
Tricon’s 68.4% ownership interest in Tricon Housing Partners US LP (formerly Tricon IX) will remain on balance sheet and is expected to continue to generate attractive cash flow for investors.
About Tricon Capital Group Inc.
Tricon is a principal investor and asset manager focused on the residential real estate industry in North America with approximately $2.5 billion (C$3.2 billion) of assets under management. Tricon owns, or manages on behalf of third-party investors, a portfolio of investments in land and homebuilding assets, single-family rental homes, manufactured housing communities, and multi-family development projects. Our business objective is to invest for investment income and capital appreciation through our Principal Investment business and to earn fee income through our Private Funds and Advisory business. Since its inception in 1988, Tricon has invested in real estate and development projects valued at approximately US$16 billion. More information about Tricon is available at www.triconcapital.com.
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