Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition by affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P. The total transaction value is approximately $7.6 billion.
Pursuant to the transaction, holders of common shares of Gramercy Property Trust will be entitled to receive $27.50 in cash, without interest, in exchange for each common share they own. In connection with the transaction, all of Gramercys outstanding Series A preferred shares will be redeemed for approximately $25.05 per share in cash. As a result of the transaction, Gramercys common shares will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Gramercy. Eastdil Secured LLC acted as a real estate consultant to Gramercy. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz acted as Gramercys legal advisor. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and BofA Merrill Lynch acted as Blackstones financial advisors in connection with the transaction. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal advisor to Blackstone.
Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstones real estate business was founded in 1991 and has approximately $120 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstones real estate portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Blackstone real estate also operates one of the leading real estate finance platforms, including management of the publicly traded Blackstone Mortgage Trust.
Gramercy Property Trust
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