David Lerner Associates Welcomes Merger of Apple Six into BRE Select Hotels
Syosset, NY (May 15, 2013) – David Lerner Associates, a privately-held securities broker-dealer headquartered in Syosset, NY, recently welcomed the announcement byApple REIT Six, Inc. (“Apple Six”), a real estate investment trust (REIT), of the closing of the merger of Apple Six into BRE Select Hotels Corp (“BRE Select Hotels”), an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII. The total transaction value, including transaction costs and the assumption or repayment of Apple Six’s debt, is approximately $1.2 billion. David Lerner Associates was the exclusive broker-dealer for this offering.
Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, each issued and outstanding Unit (Common Share and related Series A Preferred Share) of Apple Six was converted into the right to receive consideration with a stated value of $11.10 per Unit consisting of (i) $9.20 in cash, without interest, and (ii) one share of 7% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of BRE Select Hotels with an initial liquidation preference of $1.90 per share (the New Preferred Shares). The initial liquidation preference of $1.90 per share will be subject to downward adjustment should net costs and payments relating to certain legacy litigation and regulatory matters exceed $3.5 million.
The New Preferred Shares include an option for the holder of any New Preferred Shares to redeem all or a portion of such holder’s New Preferred Shares at the liquidation preference, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends, after 7.5 years following the issuance of the New Preferred Shares in connection with the merger and an initial dividend rate of 7% per share. The New Preferred Shares are also redeemable by BRE Select Hotels at any time at the liquidation preference, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends. The dividend rate on the New Preferred Shares will increase to 11% per share if the New Preferred Shares are not redeemed within five years following the issuance of the New Preferred Shares in connection with the merger. The New Preferred Shares will not be listed on any securities exchange.
In connection with this transaction, McGuireWoods LLP acted as legal advisor to Apple Six, Wells Fargo Securities provided financial advisory services to Apple Six and David Lerner Associates, Inc. acted as proxy solicitor. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal advisor to BRE Select Hotels and BofA Merrill Lynch and Citi acted as financial advisors to BRE Select Hotels.
Apple Six Merger with BRE Select Hotels
David Lerner Associates, a privatel-held securities broker-dealer headquartered in Syosset, NY, recently welcomed the announcement by Apple REIT Six, Inc. ("Apple Six"), a real estate investment trust (REIT), of the closing of the merger of Apple Six into BRE Select Hotels Corp ("BRE Select Hotels"), an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII.
Founded in 1976, David Lerner Associates is a privately-held broker/dealer with headquarters in Syosset, New York and branch offices in Westport, CT; Boca Raton, FL; Teaneck and Princeton, NJ; and White Plains, NY. For more information contact David Lerner Associates 1 877 367 5960 http://www.davidlerner.com