VICI Properties to acquire MGM Growth Properties for $17.2bn

VICI Properties to acquire MGM Growth Properties for $17.2bn

VICI Properties is acquiring MGM Growth Properties LLC for $17.2 billion.

VICI Properties, MGM Growth Properties LLC and MGM Resorts International, MGP’s controlling shareholder, have entered into a definitive agreement for the transaction, according to a press release by VICI Properties.

”Upon completion of the merger, VICI will have an estimated enterprise value of $45 billion, firmly solidifying VICI’s position as the largest experiential net lease REIT while also advancing VICI’s strategic goals of portfolio enhancement and diversification,” said VICI Properties.

Under the terms of the agreement, MGP Class A shareholders will receive 1.366 shares of newly issued VICI stock in exchange for each Class A share of MGP.

The fixed exchange ratio represents an agreed upon price of $43.00 per share of MGP Class A shares based on VICI’s trailing 5-day volume weighted average price of $31.47 as of July 30, 2021 and represents a 15.9% premium to MGP’s closing stock price on August 3, 2021.

MGM Resorts will receive $43.00 per unit in cash for the redemption of the majority of its MGP Operating Partnership units that it holds for total cash consideration of approximately $4.4 billion and will also retain approximately 12 million units in a newly formed operating partnership of VICI Properties.

“Through this transformative strategic acquisition, we are merging MGP’s best-in-class portfolio into VICI’s best-in-class management and governance platform, creating the premier gaming, entertainment and leisure REIT in America,” said Ed Pitoniak, CEO of VICI Properties.