Prologis to Buy Duke for $26B
The deal would incorporate 153 million sq. toes to Prologis’ U.S. footprint.
Prologis will receive Duke Realty in an all-inventory offer valued at $26 billion, the firms announced on Monday morning. The settlement caps a months-long courtship that grew to become community previous thirty day period.
Predicted to close during the fourth quarter, the acquisition would incorporate substantially to Prologis’ 1 billion-sq.-foot global portfolio of qualities and progress tasks. Prologis will get a 153 million-square-foot nationwide portfolio in 19 big markets, which include this kind of important areas as Atlanta, Southern California, Chicago, Dallas, South Florida and New Jersey.
Prologis would also get Duke’s advancement pipeline, which comprises 11 million sq. feet valued at $1.6 billion. Also in the mix is a extra growth likely. Duke now controls or has under option 1,228 acres, with a likely create-out of 21 million sq. toes.
In a statement, Prologis Chairman & CEO Hamid Moghadam cited the high quality of Duke’s portfolio and 10 years-long repositioning strategy as vital causes for its interest. The firms estimate that the offer has the likely to create $375 million to $400 million in earnings and price as a result of synergies of the two companies. The wide majority–$300 million—would stem from supplemental growth benefit, the firms mentioned.
The introduced value of the offer suggests that Prologis has sweetened its present given that its most latest proposal emerged. Today’s announcement comes one thirty day period following the Prologis went community in its pursuit, saying that several presents experienced been rejected. Right before today’s definitive arrangement, Prologis’ premier publicly regarded provide was a offer disclosed on May possibly 10 and believed by the Wall Road Journal to be worthy of $24 billion.
If the acquisition closes as planned, it will be by far the premier in a sequence of the latest business-level offers concluded by Prologis over the earlier four decades. In February 2020, the REIT completed a $13 billion acquisition of Liberty Assets Trust, a deal which expanded its portfolio by 108 million sq. ft and extra a 4.9 million-square-foot development pipeline. That followed Prologis’ 2018 buy of DCT Industrial Trust for $8.5 billion.
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