Tricon Completes Acquisition of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund Comprising a 23-Property, ~7,300 Unit U.S. Multi-family Portfolio

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Tricon Completes Acquisition of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund Comprising a 23-Property, ~7,300 Unit U.S. Multi-family Portfolio

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TORONTO, June 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Tricon Capital Group Inc. ("Tricon" or the "Company", TSX: TCN) and Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund (the "Fund", TSXV: STUS.A, STUS.U) announced today that Tricon has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Fund. Tricon's shareholders and the Fund's unitholders both overwhelmingly approved the proposed acquisition at their respective special meetings held on June 6, 2019. Following the special meetings, the Court of Queen's Bench (Alberta) issued a final order approving the acquisition on June 7, 2019.

The acquisition of the Fund establishes a new U.S. multi-family platform for Tricon. The acquired portfolio consists of 23 high quality properties with an average vintage of 2012 totalling approximately 7,300 units. The assets are primarily garden-style apartment complexes featuring resort-style amenities and are located in desirable suburban neighbourhoods within U.S. Sun Belt states. The acquisition was valued at approximately $1.4 billion including the issuance of 50,779,311 Tricon common shares ("Tricon Shares") to the Fund's unitholders and Tricon indirectly assuming approximately $916 million of the Fund's existing debt. Based on the closing trading price of Tricon Shares on the TSX on June 10, 2019, the total consideration payable (including assumed debt) was approximately $1.33 billion

"The establishment of a growth-oriented U.S. multi-family rental platform is an exciting milestone for Tricon, as it accelerates our shift to predictable income streams and uniquely positions us as a provider of both multi-family and single-family rental housing to the middle market resident demographic within attractive Sun Belt markets," said Gary Berman, Tricon's President and CEO. "We are now focused on ensuring a smooth integration of asset management, exploring property management synergies with our single-family rental business, and ultimately attracting third-party capital to accelerate growth and drive operating efficiencies."

With the acquisition of the Fund's portfolio, Tricon is poised to generate recurring rental income from approximately 10,300 multi-family apartment units across stabilized and development assets, as well as a stabilized portfolio of over 18,000 single-family rental homes. Tricon now has approximately $7.2 billion (C$9.7 billion) of assets under management, and generates approximately $30 million of recurring annual fee income from managing third-party assets. 

"We thank our unitholders for their support since the inception of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family in 2013 which enabled the Fund to grow into a sizeable and attractive portfolio," said Daniel Drimmer, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core GP, Inc., the general partner of the Fund. "We look forward to becoming shareholders of Tricon and joining a larger and more diversified company that is well positioned to grow and create value."

The final exchange ratios for each class of Fund units are as follows:

Class of Units

Exchange Ratio (per Unit)1

Class A

0.9669 Tricon Shares

Class C

0.9820 Tricon Shares

Class D

0.9697 Tricon Shares

Class E

1.2737 Tricon Shares

Class F

0.9713 Tricon Shares

Class H

1.0563 Tricon Shares

Class U

1.2800 Tricon Shares

 

Eligible former unitholders of the Fund who are residents of Canada and not tax-exempt are able to make a joint tax election to defer all or a portion of the Canadian capital gain which would otherwise be realized in respect of the disposition of their Fund units in consideration for Tricon Shares. If you wish to make the election, please visit https://www.tax.ca/Starlight2019.  The website will be available as of June 12, 2019.  Electing unitholders must send in their signed, completed election forms to Tricon per the instructions on the website no later than Monday, September 30, 2019.

In connection with the closing of the transaction, the Fund's existing units will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange and the Fund will cease to be a reporting issuer. In addition, Tricon is pleased to announce Tracy Sherren's appointment to its Board of Directors.  Ms. Sherren, the Chief Financial Officer and Group Head, Commercial at Starlight Investments, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of True North Commercial REIT (TSX: TNT.UN), was nominated by Starlight Investments to serve on Tricon's board pursuant to certain nomination rights granted to Starlight Investments in connection with the transaction.

About Tricon Capital Group Inc.

Tricon is a residential real estate company primarily focused on rental housing in North America, with approximately $7.2 billion (C$9.7 billion) of assets under management. Tricon invests in a portfolio of single-family rental homes, multi-family rental apartments and for-sale housing assets, and manages third-party capital in connection with its investments. Since its inception in 1988, Tricon has invested in real estate and development projects valued at approximately $21 billion. More information about Tricon is available at www.triconcapital.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to expected future events and the Company's financial and operating results and projections, including statements regarding the Company's growth and investment opportunities and performance goals and expectations of its investees, including, in particular, statements regarding the integration of the Fund's portfolio, available management synergies, the predictability of future income streams and the prospect of attracting third-party capital. Such forward-looking information is typically indicated by the use of words such as "will", "may", "expects" or "intends". Such forward-looking information and statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company's current expectations, intentions and assumptions in light of its understanding of relevant current market conditions and its current business plans and prospects. If unknown risks arise, or if any of the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements. Examples of such risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's continuous disclosure materials from time-to-time, as available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Accordingly, although we believe that our anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

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1 The exchange ratios have been rounded for presentation purposes.

SOURCE Tricon Capital Group Inc.

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