Blackstone bets big on Australia with $3.1b takeover bid for Investa

Original article by Nick Lenaghan, Matthew Cranston
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 31 : 29-May-18

US fund manager Blackstone has announced a $A3.1 billion takeover bid for Investa Office Fund, with Investa directors having indicated their support for the offer. Investa’s property portfolio is valued at $A4 billion, with its assets including Barrack Place and Deutsche Bank Place in Sydney. Investa was the subject of an unsuccessful bid by Cromwell Property Group in 2017, while a bid for it by Dexus in 2016 also failed to succeed.

CORPORATES
INVESTA OFFICE FUND – ASX IOF, THE BLACKSTONE GROUP LP, DEUTSCHE BANK AG, CROMWELL PROPERTY GROUP – ASX CMW, DEXUS – ASX DXS, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, JP MORGAN AUSTRALIA LIMITED, WESTFIELD CORPORATION – ASX WFD, UNIBAIL-RODAMCO

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