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  • Mon, Oct. 17, 9:25 AM
    • Among the changes are the addition of two independent directors to the combined company's board, and that all board members will stand for election annually.
    • NorthStar Asset Management (NYSE:NSAM) owners will now get a special, pre-closing cash dividend of $228M ($1.16 per share) vs. the previous $128M.
    • Top executives have agreed to a more shareholder-friendly severance deal.
    • Along with NSAM, NorthStar Realty (NYSE:NRF) and Colony (NYSE:CLNY) plan to hold special meetings before year-end in the hopes of closing the merger in January. At closing,  a quarterly dividend at an annualized rate of $1.08 per share will commence.
    • MSD Capital and MSA Partners - together owning 10.2% of NSAM's stock - have agreed to vote in favor of the deal. Jonathan Litt hasn't yet been heard from.
    | Mon, Oct. 17, 9:25 AM | 60 Comments
  • Tue, Jun. 7, 3:01 PM
    • The combination of NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE:NRF), NorthStar Asset Management (NYSE:NSAM), and Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY) is likely to result in an entity with a significantly higher debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio than what NSAM currently sports (less than 1.5x), says S&P.
    • The current BBB- rating could be cut by one or more notches. For now, S&P will keep things on watch, and resolve the rating once the deal is completed (expected Q1 2017).
    | Tue, Jun. 7, 3:01 PM | 12 Comments
  • Fri, Jun. 3, 7:23 AM
    • Upon completion of the all-stock deal, NorthStar Asset Management (NYSE:NSAM) shareholders will own 32.25% of the new Colony NorthStar, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY) shareholders will own 33.25%, and NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE:NRF) shareholders 33.9%.
    • NSAM owners, in addition to the regular quarterly dividend, will receive a special cash dividend of $128M.
    • Colony's Thomas Barrack will be Executive Chairman of the board, NorthStar's David Hamamoto will be Executive Vice Chairman, and Colony's Richard Saltzman will be CEO.
    • The companies expect about $115M in annual cost savings, $80M in cash and $35M in stock-based compensation.
    • Terms: NSAM shareholders will own one share of the new company for each share of NSAM they hold; Colony shareholders will receive 1.4663 shares of the new company stock for each share of CLNY they hold; NRF shareholders will receive 1.0996 shares of the new company stock for each share of NRF they hold.
    • Closing is expected in Q1 of next year.
    • A conference call is set for 10 ET.
    | Fri, Jun. 3, 7:23 AM | 65 Comments
  • Fri, May 6, 4:19 PM
    | Fri, May 6, 4:19 PM | 28 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 6, 7:46 AM
    • Alongside the merger is the internalization of Starwood Waypoint's (NYSE:SWAY) manager. The name of the company is now Colony Starwood Homes, and the ticker has been changed from SWAY to SFR.
    • Combined, the two have a NAV of about $7.7B and more than 30K homes concentrated in their top 10 markets.
    • Formerly president and COO of Colony American Homes, Fred Tuomi is CEO of the merged company, with Colony CFO Arik Prawer the CFO. Formerly COO of Statwood Waypoint, Charles Young is COO of the merged company.
    • Barry Sternlicht and Thomas Barrack (NYSE:CLNY) are co-chairmen of the board.
    • The company expects to realized synergies of about $50M annually, and expects to achieve 70% of that by the end of Q1 and 100% by the end of next year.
    | Wed, Jan. 6, 7:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 21, 2015, 10:18 AM
    • Starwood Waypoint (SWAY +9.3%) is sharply higher after announcing its merger with Colony Capital's (CLNY +2.7%) Colony American Homes.
    • With M&A (and the quick scale-up and cost savings that come with it) in the air, Silver Bay Realty (SBY +1.7%), American Homes 4 Rent (AMH +2.6%), and American Residential Properties (ARPI +2.2%) are also on the move.
    | Sep. 21, 2015, 10:18 AM
  • Sep. 21, 2015, 7:37 AM
    • Unable to pull off an IPO of its single-family rental operation, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY) engineers a pseudo-IPO by merging Colony American Homes with Starwood Waypoint (NYSE:SWAY).
    • CAH shareholders will receive 64.9M shares of SWAY in exchange for 100% of the stock of CAH. After the deal, CAH shareholders will own about 59% of the combined company's shares. The $0.19 dividend is expected to be maintained.
    • Barry Sternlicht and Thomas Barrack will serve as non-executive co-chairmen of the board, while President and COO of CAH Fred Tuomi will be CEO. SWAY CEO Doug Brien will be president and COO.
    • The combined company will own and manage (management will be internalized as part of the merger) more than 30K homes with a total asset value of $7.7B. The deal is expected to achieve annualized cost savings of $40M-$50M.
    • A conference call is set for 9 ET
    | Sep. 21, 2015, 7:37 AM