Blackstone to buy PS Business Parks for $7.6bn

Blackstone to buy PS Business Parks for $7.6bn

Blackstone has agreed to acquire PS Business Parks for $7.6 billion.

PS Business Parks(PSB) and Blackstone Monday said that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of PSB for $187.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including transaction expenses.

The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 15% to the volume weighted average share price over the last 60 days.

Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by PSB’s Board of Directors, Blackstone will acquire PSB’s 27 million square foot portfolio of industrial, business park, traditional office, and multifamily properties located primarily in California, Miami, Texas and Northern Virginia.

“I am extremely proud of everything we have accomplished at PS Business Parks. This transaction is an exceptional outcome for our stockholders and a testament to the incredible company and portfolio of high-quality assets our team has built, acquired and enhanced over the years,” said Stephen W. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of PSB.

David Levine, Co-Head of Americas Acquisitions for Blackstone Real Estate, added, “We are excited to add PS Business Parks’ business park, office and industrial assets to our portfolio and look forward to leveraging our expertise to provide the best possible service and experience for PSB’s customers.”