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Colony Capital Announces the Sale of Hospitality Portfolios
Sale Represents Key Milestone in Colony Capital’s Digital Transformation
Colony Generates Significant Strategic and Financial Benefits on Exit From Hospitality Business
As part of the transaction with Highgate, Colony will transfer (i) five of the six portfolios held in the Hospitality segment and (ii) an approximately 55% interest in the THL Portfolio held in the Other Equity and Debt segment. The sixth portfolio in the Hospitality segment, the Inland portfolio, is under receivership and is excluded from the transaction. This transaction will reduce the Company’s consolidated debt outstanding by
The transaction is consistent with Colony’s stated intention of simplifying its business profile to focus exclusively on digital infrastructure assets. In addition to the strategic benefits of exiting the hospitality business,
“We are thrilled to be delivering on our commitment to dispose of non-core assets and harvest positive value for our hospitality business. With its strong track record, unique insights into the hospitality market and creative approach to hotel management, we are confident that Highgate is ideally suited to own and operate these properties,” said
“We are excited to continue working with the Colony team in executing on this unique transaction,” said
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and third-party approvals.
Moelis & Company served as financial advisor to
Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company with over
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Managing Director, Head of Public Investor Relations