Bloomberg Law
Feb. 18, 2022, 11:55 AM

Three Firms Lead Blackstone’s $5.8 Billion Apartment REIT Deal

Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Freelance Correspondent

King & Spalding and Vinson & Elkins are advising Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. on a Blackstone unit’s plan to acquire the real estate investment trust.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is counseling Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust on the transaction, which values Preferred Apartment at around $5.8 billion and is expected to close in the second quarter.

The arrangement includes a 30-day “go-shop” period, expiring March 18, during which the Atlanta-based REIT can seek a better offer, according to a statement.

The deal includes Preferred Apartment’s 44 rental apartment properties, with around 12,000 units, mainly in Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Charlotte, ...

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