Link REIT is acquiring a 50% interest in Shanghai Qibao Vanke Plaza

Data from Link REIT’s latest announcement have been updated into the Hong Kong REITs table.

Link REIT has completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in Qibao Vanke Plaza.

The transaction was completed on 2 April after Link REIT acquired 50% of the equity interest in a target company that holds the property.

Link REIT first announced in February 2021 that it was acquiring the stake for RMB2,772 million.

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Link REIT is funding the investment with its internal resources and facilities to partially hedge foreign exchange fluctuations.

Now that the transaction has settled, Link REIT’s pro-forma adjusted ratio of debt to total assets has risen from 17.9% to 19.2%.

Link REIT was last done on the HKEX at HKD70.40, which implies a distribution yield of 4.02% according to data compiled on the Hong Kong REITs table.

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.