November 19, 2020- Embassy REIT, India’s first publicly listed REIT, announced today that it has agreed to purchase Embassy TechVillage assets (“ETV”) from affiliates of Embassy Sponsor, Blackstone Sponsor and other selling shareholders for a total consideration of ₹97,824 million ($1.3 billion), subject to Unitholder and regulatory approvals.
The acquisition comprises c.6.1 million square feet (“msf”) of completed area, c.3.1 msf of under-construction area, of which 36% is pre-leased to JP Morgan, and two proposed 518-keys Hilton hotels within the overall ETV campus. Embassy REIT is exercising its right under the ROFO agreement to acquire the asset.
Mike Holland, Chief Executive Officer of Embassy REIT said, “The proposed accretive acquisition of Embassy TechVillage will mark the addition of another trophy asset to our existing office portfolio, while reinforcing our stable cash flows. ETV is a unique large scale business park, in the leading Outer Ring Road sub-market of Bengaluru, with a diversified blue-chip and predominantly multinational occupier base, including JP Morgan, Cisco, Sony and Flipkart. The acquisition further deepens our presence in Bengaluru, which remains India’s strongest office market, and significantly enhances our scale and ability to deliver embedded growth. We are delighted to purchase an asset of the quality and scale of ETV at a 4.6% discount to the average of the two independent valuations. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our overall strategy to maximize total returns for our Unitholders.”