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HCP to Acquire Senior Housing
Portfolio for $1.73 Billion

Paul, Weiss client HCP announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 133 senior housing communities for $1.73 billion, from a joint venture between Emeritus Corporation and Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group.

Located in 29 states, the portfolio encompasses 10,350 units representing a diversified mix of assisted living, independent living, memory care and skilled nursing housing. Concurrent with HCP's acquisition, Emeritus will purchase nine remaining properties from the Blackstone JV, for which HCP has agreed to provide secured debt financing of $52 million.

The Paul, Weiss team advising on the transaction included corporate partners Justin Hamill, John Kennedy and Robert Schumer and counsel Didier Malaquin; real estate partner Harris Freidus and counsel Andrew Wurzburger; tax partner Jeffrey Samuels and counsel Alyssa Wolpin; and environmental counsel William O'Brien.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 
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