BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
International real estate investment and services firm, Kennedy-Wilson
Holdings, Inc.(NYSE: KW) (“Kennedy Wilson” or the “Company”)
today announced that the Company subscribed for a total of Ł122.0
million (approximately $203 million) of ordinary shares in the initial
public offering of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc’s (LSE: KWE)
(“KWE”) ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange. On February 28,
2014, KWE announced the closing of its initial public offering, raising
approximately Ł1 billion (approximately $1.7 billion) in gross proceeds
(assuming the Ł91 million (approximately $151 million) over-allotment
option is fully exercised). Immediately following the closing, Kennedy
Wilson’s investment represented approximately 13.4% of KWE’s total share
capital, making Kennedy Wilson the largest shareholder of KWE.
“Our investment in Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc represents the
single largest investment in the Company’s history,” said Mary Ricks,
president and CEO of Kennedy Wilson Europe. “Our operating platforms in
the UK, Ireland and Spain will look to leverage this capital to take
advantage of the current opportunity set in Europe.”
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company will act as KWE’s external
manager, in which capacity it will be entitled to receive certain
management and performance fees.
Kennedy Wilson, together with its equity partners, has acquired in
excess of $5 billion of real estate and real estate related debt in
Europe since 2011.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, including any
securities of KWE.
About Kennedy Wilson
Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is a vertically integrated global real
estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills,
CA, with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan. The
company, on its own or with partners, invests opportunistically in a
variety of real estate related investments, including commercial,
multifamily, loan purchases and originations, residential and
hotels. Kennedy Wilson offers a comprehensive array of real estate
services including investment management, property services, auction,
conventional sales, brokerage and research. For further information on
Kennedy Wilson, please visit www.kennedywilson.com.
VP of Corporate Communication
Source: Kennedy Wilson