|Mirvac Group complete sale of hotel division to Accor.|
Friday, 25th May 2012
Source : Mirvac Group & other sources
Mirvac Group has completed the sale of its hotel management business, Mirvac Hotels & Resorts, and various associated investments, to a consortium comprising Accor Asia Pacific and Ascendas.
This sale transaction was initially announced on 16 December, 2011 and has been completed ahead of the stated expected completion date of 30 June 2012.
Mirvac has today received cash proceeds of $293.2 million1. An additional $13.0 million for Sebel Newcastle and $15.3 million for Sebel Mandurah is expected to be received at the end of July and August 2012 respectively. The sale proceeds remain subject to certain post acquisition adjustments.
Mirvac’s Managing Director, Nick Collishaw said, “The Hotel sale is an outstanding outcome, driven by the Group’s unwavering focus to simplify its operations. It represents the last major milestone in this process that commenced in 2008, with the Group now firmly positioned as an Australian real estate expert.”
On 1 May 2012 Mirvac reaffirmed its FY12 forecast operating EPS and distribution guidance. Mirvac expects to announce its FY12 financial results on 21 August 2012.
An immediate action was the re-branding of the Sydney Marriott to Pullman Sydney Hyde Park on May 22nd and a renovation is planned, while Sebel Newcastle Beach will be rebranded to Novotel Newcastle Beach in June.
With the takeover of Mirvac’s hotels, Accor’s network in Australia and New Zealand will grow to some 250 hotels representing 32,000 rooms.