Pavilion REIT to purchase Pavilion Bukit Jalil for RM2.2bil

KUALA LUMPUR: Pavilion Real Estate Investment Trust (Pavilion REIT) has proposed to acquire Pavilion Bukit Jalil Mall (PBJ) from Regal Path Sdn Bhd for an aggregate purchase consideration of RM2.2 billion.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, it said Regal Path will dispose of one block of five-storey retail mall with two basement car park levels located within Bukit Jalil City, Kuala Lumpur, together with the related assets and rights.

In addition, Pavilion REIT will also acquire additional movable assets required for the operations of PBJ Mall which include laptops, buggies and mobile elevating work platforms (ancillary purchases).

"The purchase consideration for the ancillary purchases will be based on the total net book value of the assets as at the completion date. As at the latest practicable date, the total net book value of these assets is approximately RM3.4 million,” it said.

Regal Path is a joint-venture company of Malton’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Khuan Choo Realty Sdn Bhd, Qatar Investment Authority’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Q PBJ Sdn Bhd, and Tan Sri Desmond Lim via his private vehicle Jelang Tegas Sdn Bhd.

Malton said the disposal is not expected to result in it becoming a cash company or a PN17 company as defined under the Listing Requirements.

The disposal is in line with Malton’s strategy of constantly evaluating its portfolio of investments and where possible seeking opportunities to unlock and realise the value of its investments for the benefit of its shareholders.

Meanwhile, in conjunction with the acquisition, Pavilion REIT has also proposed to undertake the proposed placements of new units to raise up to RM1.27 billion at an issue price to be determined later by way of book building exercise.

It said the proposed placements may be implemented in two tranches for the settlement of the PBJ purchase consideration, Tranche 1 is targeted to raise proceeds of RM720 million to be utilised as part of the completion date payment of RM650 million and expenses (RM70 million).

"While the Tranche 2 placement is targeted to raise proceeds of up to RM550 million to be used for defects rectification payment (RM50 million), strata title payment (RM100 million) and final balance payment (RM400 million),” it added. - Bernama

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