TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Invesque Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Invesque") (TSX: IVQ)(TSX: IVQ.U) announced today that it has sold a five-property portfolio to The Ensign Group ("Ensign"), for a total sale price of US$93.0 million (the "Transaction"). The Transaction included a four-property skilled nursing portfolio with 436 beds operated by Ensign and a 144-bed assisted living community operated by The Pennant Group ("Pennant") (collectively, the "Portfolio"). The Portfolio is located in California, Kansas, and Arizona, and the properties were previously subject to long term triple-net leases.
The Portfolio sold to Ensign was part of Invesque's Jaguarundi Ventures, LP joint venture (the "Jaguarundi JV") between Invesque and Magnetar Capital ("Magnetar"), of which the Corporation owns an approximately 65% ownership interest.
The Portfolio sale price provides Jaguarundi JV with approximately US$22 million of net proceeds after the repayment of outstanding debt and transaction costs. The Portfolio sale price represents an attractive capitalization rate of 7.2%.
As a result of the Transaction, neither Invesque nor Magnetar has an ongoing ownership interest in the Portfolio. Additionally, Ensign and Pennant no longer operate any communities owned by Invesque.
"This portfolio sale is another step in executing our active portfolio management plan. The strategic disposition, at extremely favorable pricing, will help us strengthen our platform with reduced leverage, increased liquidity and will provide a portion of the paydown of the debenture in January. As part of our portfolio management strategy, we constantly evaluate our portfolio and selectively exit assets to streamline our focus and to allocate capital to create maximum value for our stakeholders," said Scott White, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Invesque.
BMO Capital Markets acted as financial advisor to Invesque in connection with the sale of the Portfolio.
Invesque is a North American health care real estate company with an investment thesis focused on the premise that an aging demographic in North America will continue to utilize health care services in growing proportion to the overall economy. Invesque currently capitalizes on this opportunity by investing in a highly diversified portfolio of income generating properties across the health care spectrum. Invesque's portfolio includes investments in independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, transitional care, and medical office properties, which are operated primarily under long-term leases and joint venture arrangements with industry leading operating partners. Invesque's portfolio also includes investments in owner-occupied seniors housing properties in which Invesque owns the real estate and provides management services through its subsidiary management company, Commonwealth Senior Living. For more information, please visit www.invesque.com.
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