Friday, December 2, 2016

Regency Centers/Equity One Merger an Outlier in the REIT World

Regency Centers/Equity One deal is shaping up to be a landmark merger, creating the largest REIT in the grocery-anchored shopping center space. After the deal is closed as expected in 2017, the combined company will have a total market capitalization of $12 billion, easily moving it past current sector leader Kimco Realty Corp., whose market cap is about $11.1 billion.   
 
Despite the positive attributes of the deal, however, the market should not expect to see a ramp-up in M&A activity in the sector.  Due to very unique aspects that underpin acquisitions in the sector, REIT-to-REIT transactions are rare and very company specific, sources say.. . . more

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