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  • Mon, Aug. 15, 7:44 AM
    • Mid-America Apartment (NYSE:MAA) agrees to acquire Post Properties (NYSE:PPS) in an all-stock deal worth ~$3.88B, confirming an earlier report.
    • MAA shareholders will own ~67.7% and former PPS shareholders will own 32.3% of the combined company with a ~$12B market cap, creating the largest multi-family REIT by number of units, with ~105K across 317 properties.
    • The companies expect the deal to achieve $20M in annual gross synergies.
    | Mon, Aug. 15, 7:44 AM
  • Mon, Aug. 15, 6:46 AM
    • M&A activity is kicking off the headlines this week with an array of deals expected to be announced shortly.
    • Among them: Mid-America Apartment (NYSE:MAA)- Post Properties (NYSE:PPS), Sharp (OTCPK:SHCAY)- Foxconn (OTC:FXCOF), Honeywell (NYSE:HON)- JDA Software, Xylem (NYSE:XYL)- Sensus USA and KKR- Entertainment One (OTC:ENTMF).
    • The technology sector is still leading the global M&A market in 2016, but the real estate segment is not far behind.
    • Will 2016 outpace 2015's record in terms of acquisitions and deal value?
    | Mon, Aug. 15, 6:46 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sun, Aug. 14, 7:03 PM
    • A deal for about $4B could be announced as soon as tomorrow, according to the Journal's sources, with Post (NYSE:PPS) owners set to receive 0.71 share of newly-issued MAA stock for each share of Post they hold.
    • Based on MAA's Friday close of $102.15, this would mean about $72.53 for each share of Post - roughly a 16% premium to Friday's close.
    • Apartment landlords have naturally benefitted from the aftermath of the housing bust, but rent growth has begun to slow of late, leaving managements looking to mergers as the next way to drive value. Real estate is this year's 2nd busiest sector for M&A activity with more than $215B of deals, including $52B among REITs.
    | Sun, Aug. 14, 7:03 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 26, 2015, 9:55 AM
    • Lone Star Funds this week agreed to buy Home Properties for about $7.6B and two months ago Brookfield Asset Management agreed to buy Associated Estates for roughly $2.5B.
    • "There is potential for something more to happen," says institutional REIT trader David Auerbach. "The smaller, local operators could be potential targets."
    • Valuation helps too, and though apartments have been one of the best-performing segments in real estate - with near-record occupancy, and rising rents and property values - the stock prices of apartment REITs have failed to keep up.
    • Potential targets, according to Jeffrey Langbaum of Bloomberg Intelligence, could be Mid-America Apartments (NYSE:MAA), Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT), or Post Properties (NYSE:PPS). All three operate in the South and trade at discounts to the sector's median price/FFO multiple. Their market caps are in the $3B-$6.5B range.
    • Other possible targets include Bluerock Residential Growth (NYSEMKT:BRG) and Preferred Apartments (NYSEMKT:APTS) - both with market caps of about $200M, making them easily digestible.
    | Jun. 26, 2015, 9:55 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 22, 2015, 12:48 PM
    • Home Properties is up 2.3% after agreeing to sell itself to Lone Star Funds, but the news isn't doing a whole lot to lift M&A animal spirits in the sector for now.
    • As part of the deal UDR (UDR +0.5%) will acquire from Lone Star up to $908M of Home Properties' apartments in the D.C. area. The purchase is expected to boost AFFO by $0.015 per share in 2016.
    • Presentation slides
    • Earlier this year, Associated Estates agreed to sell itself to a Brookfield Asset Management fund, and last year there was Essex Property Trust's purchase of BRE Properties.
    • Equity Residential (EQR -0.3%), AvalonBay (AVB), Post Properties (PPS -0.2%), Aimco (AIV +0.2%), Camden Property (CPT +0.1%), Mid-America (MAA +0.2%), Trade Street Residential (TSRE), Investors Real Estate (IRET -0.4%), NexPoint Residential (NXRT -0.5%), Bluerock Residential (BRG -1.4%).
    | Jun. 22, 2015, 12:48 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 4, 2013, 10:17 AM
    • A check of other multi-family REITs amid news of a $5B bid for BRE Properties (BRE +12.8%) by Essex (ESS -1.8%).
    • Equity Residential (EQR +2.2%), AvalonBay (AVB +2.5%), UDR (UDR +2.5%), Apartment Investment and Management (AIV +4%), Camden (CPT +3.2%), Home Properties (HME +3.3%), Mid-America (MAA +1.7%), Post (PPS +4.7%).
    | Dec. 4, 2013, 10:17 AM
  • Jun. 3, 2013, 7:02 AM

    Multi-family consolidation: Colonial Properties Trust (CLP) and Mid America Apartment Communities (MAA) agree to merge, creating a larger Sunbelt-focused apartment REIT. The combined market cap of the two is about $8.6B. Under the terms, each CPT share will be converted in to 0.36 newly-issued MAA share. (PR)

    | Jun. 3, 2013, 7:02 AM