Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust

Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust in its $6.2 billion acquisition by Blackstone

Client

Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust

Value

$6.2 billion

Service

Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

Industry

REITs

Lead Office

Toronto


 

On September 15, 2019, Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust announced that it had entered into a master acquisition agreement with affiliates of real estate funds managed by Blackstone, pursuant to which Blackstone will acquire all of Dream Global’s subsidiaries and assets in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.2 billion. On closing of the transaction, Dream Global unitholders will receive cash consideration of $16.79 per Dream Global unit.

Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust is an owner and operator of a diversified high-quality portfolio of office and industrial properties located in key markets in Western Europe with a focus on Germany and the Netherlands. The REIT’s in-house platform comprises over 140 local leasing, property management, asset management and development professionals operating out of 13 offices in Europe and North America.

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. Blackstone's businesses, with $545 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust with a team led by Doug Marshall and consisting of Alex Gorka, Amelia Miao, Jessica Thomson (Corporate), Firoz Ahmed, Jack Silverson, David Davachi (Tax), Shuli Rodal (Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment) and Lynne Lacoursiere (Benefits).


Team
Douglas  Marshall
Key Contact

Douglas Marshall

Partner, Corporate

Alex Gorka

Alex Gorka

Partner, Corporate

Amelia  Miao

Amelia Miao

Associate, Corporate

Jessica Thomson

Jessica Thomson

Associate, Corporate

Firoz Ahmed | Tax Lawyer in Toronto

Firoz Ahmed

Partner, Taxation

Jack Silverson

Jack Silverson

Partner, Taxation

David Davachi

David Davachi

Partner, Taxation

Shuli Rodal - Competition Lawyer

Shuli Rodal

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Lynne Lacoursière - Corporate Lawyer

Lynne Lacoursière

Partner, Corporate