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INVH

Invitation Homes

$20.99

0.16 (0.77%)

, SFR

Starwood Waypoint Homes

$33.62

-0.23 (-0.68%)

07:02
08/10/17
08/10
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07:02

Invitation Homes, Starwood Waypoint announce merger of equals transaction

Invitation Homes (INVH) and Starwood Waypoint Homes (SFR) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to combine in a 100% stock-for-stock merger-of-equals transaction. The combined company, which will operate under the name "Invitation Homes," will bring together the best practices, technology, and personnel from both firms to create the premier single-family rental company in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, each Starwood Waypoint Homes share will be converted into 1.614 Invitation Homes shares, based on a fixed exchange ratio. The all-stock merger is intended to be a tax-free transaction. Upon the closing of the transaction, Invitation Homes stockholders will own approximately 59 percent of the combined company's stock, while Starwood Waypoint Homes stockholders will own approximately 41 percent of the combined company's stock. Based on the closing prices of Starwood Waypoint Homes common shares and Invitation Homes common stock on August 9, 2017, the equity market capitalization of the combined company would be approximately $11B and the total enterprise value would be approximately $20B. The combined company's shares are expected to continue trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol for Invitation Homes. The combined company would own and manage an irreplaceable portfolio of approximately 82,000 single-family homes. Upon completion of the transaction, Fred Tuomi, CEO of Starwood Waypoint Homes, will become CEO of Invitation Homes; Ernie Freedman, CFO of Invitation Homes, will remain CFO; Charles Young, COO of Starwood Waypoint Homes, will become COO; and Dallas Tanner, Chief Investment Officer of Invitation Homes, will remain CIO. The combined company will be headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and will maintain a presence in Scottsdale, Arizona. The combined Board is expected to have 11 directors, consisting of six directors appointed by Invitation Homes and five directors appointed by Starwood Waypoint Homes. The combined company is expected to generate projected annual run-rate cost synergies of $45-50 million, with potential additional upside from the implementation of best practices to optimize revenue management and operating efficiency. The transaction is expected to be accretive to core FFO and AFFO on a run-rate basis. The combined company is also expected to benefit from a flexible balance sheet with lower long-term cost of capital and a continued path towards deleveraging. The transaction will also significantly increase the free float of Invitation Homes' shares and reduce Blackstone's (BX) ownership stake in the combined company to 41% from 70% in the current, stand-alone Invitation Homes. The quarterly dividend is expected to be 11c per share post-close. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of both Starwood Waypoint Homes and Invitation Homes. Following the execution of the definitive merger agreement, Blackstone, the majority stockholder of Invitation Homes, delivered a written consent approving the issuance of Invitation Homes common stock in the merger and the other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. The transaction is expected to close by year-end, subject to approval by Starwood Waypoint Homes stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

INVH

Invitation Homes

$20.99

0.16 (0.77%)

SFR

Starwood Waypoint Homes

$33.62

-0.23 (-0.68%)

BX

Blackstone

$33.40

-0.39 (-1.15%)

  • 10

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INVH Invitation Homes
$20.99

0.16 (0.77%)

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ZELM
06/23/17
UPGRADE
ZELM
Buy
Invitation Homes upgraded to Buy from Hold at Zelman
06/05/17
EVER
06/05/17
INITIATION
Target $24
EVER
Outperform
Invitation Homes initiated with an Outperform at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Steve Sakwa initiated Invitation Homes with an Outperform and a $24 price target telling investors its portfolio is the best of the single-family REIT and expects sector leading NOI growth over the next 2-3 years given its superior geographic exposure and operational upside.
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02/28/17
DBAB
02/28/17
NO CHANGE
Target $25
DBAB
Buy
Silver Bay buyout a positive for Invitation Homes, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Vin Chao believes Tricon Capital's agreement to acquire Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY) has positive read-throughs for Invitation Homes (INVH). The deal values Silver Bay at a three-turn premium to Invitation on a forward AFFO multiple basis, despite a lower quality portfolio, Chao tells investors in a research note. The analyst has a Buy rating on Invitation Homes with a $25 price target.
SFR Starwood Waypoint Homes
$33.62

-0.23 (-0.68%)

07/20/17
SBSH
07/20/17
INITIATION
Target $40
SBSH
Buy
Colony Starwood Homes initiated with a Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Michael Bilerman started Colony Starwood Homes with a Buy rating and $40 price target. The analyst views the company's growth outlook and valuation as attractive.
07/10/17
RAJA
07/10/17
INITIATION
Target $38
RAJA
Outperform
Colony Starwood Homes initiated with an Outperform at Raymond James
Raymond James analyst Buck Horne initiated Colony Starwood with an Outperform and a $38 price target.
04/24/17
DBAB
04/24/17
INITIATION
Target $40
DBAB
Buy
Colony Starwood Homes initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Vin Chao started Colony Starwood Homes with a Buy rating and $40 price target. The analyst expects 18% total return over the next 12 months.
06/05/17
EVER
06/05/17
INITIATION
Target $37
EVER
In Line
Colony Starwood Homes initiated with an In Line at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Steve Sakwa initiated Invitation Homes with an In-line and a $37 price target.
BX Blackstone
$33.40

-0.39 (-1.15%)

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JMPS
05/22/17
NO CHANGE
JMPS
Blackstone deal with Saudi Arabia positive, says JMP Securities
JMP Securities analyst Devin Ryan says that the new infrastructure investment vehicle that Blackstone launched with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia may boost the shareholder value of Blackstone by over 10%. The analyst adds that the deal shows that Blackstone "can evolve and innovate," which makes its growth outlook "strong." He keeps a $38 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
05/22/17
SBSH
05/22/17
UPGRADE
Target $40
SBSH
Buy
Blackstone upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst William Katz upgraded Blackstone Group to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $40 from $32. The company's intentions to raise a $40B infrastructure fund should be a "valuation catalyst," the analyst contends.
04/10/17
MSCO
04/10/17
NO CHANGE
Target $36
MSCO
Overweight
Morgan Stanley says to own Blackstone into the Q1 print
Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys says to buy Blackstone into the Q1 print saying its a best-in-class franchise which saw a number of large transactions close and has unparalleled fundraising ability. Cyprys rates Blackstone an Overweight with a $36 price target.
05/22/17
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UPGRADE

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