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Sunday, 15 July 2007

Mission West in Talks to be Acquired in $1.8Bln Deal

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Commercial Real Estate Direct Staff Report

Mission West Properties is in negotiations to be acquired by a private equity fund.

The Cupertino, Calif., REIT, whose investment focus is research and development properties in California's Silicon Valley, says a sale agreement is pending due diligence by its prospective buyer. The suitor has bid $13.55/share for each of Mission West's common shares and units in its operating partnership affiliate. The common share value of the transaction would be roughly $266 million.

In an announcement, Mission West said the proposed sales transaction was valued at $1.8 billion.

The REIT declined to name the suitor, but local press reports say it's Starwood Capital Group, which declined to comment.

Mission West manages a portfolio of 107 R&D properties with a combined 7.7 million square feet. It had $396.6 million in liabilities of which $355 million was mortgage debt, according to its first quarter report. Its portfolio generates an annualized $13.5 million of income from $134.4 million of revenue.

The company is majority owned by the Berg Group, an area land development company that over the years has sold Mission West its completed projects.

Starwood Capital made a major Silcon Valley investment late last year when it bought the 1.7 million-sf Pacific Shores Center office complex in Redwood City, Calif., for more than $800 million from Jay Paul Co., Walton Street Capital and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners.

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