Mapletree Wuxi, one of the 11 properties being acquired by Mapletree Logistics Trust. (Photo: Mapletree Logistics Trust)

Mapletree Logistics Trust’s (MLT’s) private placement exercise that raised equity proceeds of SGD220 million (USD164 million) has been dubbed a credit positive move by Moody’s.

MLT first announced in May 2018 that it was acquiring 50% indirect interests in 11 properties across China, and has launched a private placement to fund the acquisition.

Read: Mapletree REIT receives nod to acquire 11 properties across China

The 11 properties are Grade-A logistics assets in various cities, and have a committed occupancy of 97.7% collectively.

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By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.