SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) and Mapletree Investments have formed a joint venture to acquire a US$1.4 billion ($1.9 billion) data centre portfolio in North America. The acquisition is expected to be DPU and NAV accretive to unitholders, says the manager of MIT.
The manager of MIT said it plans to raise at least $350 million via a private placement to partially fund the acquisition. It plans to sell 158.3 million new units priced at between $2.211 and $2.265 each. Debt financing will also be used to fund the remainder.
The portfolio consists of 10 data centres from seller Digital Realty at a purchase consideration of US$557.3 million ($774.2 million). The JV will also enter into a joint venture with Digital Realty to acquire an 80% stake in three existing Digital Realty hyper-scale data centres at a purchase consideration of US$810.6 million ($1.13 billion).