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The Blackstone Group L.P. Message Board

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Oct 16, 2012 8:16 PM Flag

    BX another big profil..maybe a nice extra dividrnd

    Blackstone GroupBX +1.52% has more than doubled the investment it made on a group of assisted-living properties it bought in 2010 at a bankruptcy auction.

    HCP Inc., HCP +0.88% a real-estate investment trust that focuses on health-care properties, has agreed to pay $1.8 billion to acquire the 142 facilities from Blackstone and its partner, Emeritus Corp., ESC -0.04% which will continue to operate the communities and hold a small stake, the firms said.

    The properties had been owned by Sunwest Management Inc., once one of the largest assisted-living companies in the U.S.

    Investors who accepted the firm's offer to stay in the deal took away a small profit.

    Blackstone, meanwhile, received $540 million for its $220 million investment, according to people familiar with the deal.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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