Exeter Property Group Trades to Swedish PE Firm for $1.9B
Swedish private equity firm EQT has agreed to acquire Exeter Property Group for approximately US$1.9 billion. The combination with Conshohocken, PA-based Exeter will create “a scaled, global real estate investment platform, adding one of the largest and well performing value-add real estate investment managers in the world to EQT’s successful platform,” EQT said Tuesday.
“EQT is a fantastic strategic and cultural fit for our business,” said Ward Fitzgerald, Exeter’s CEO and founder. “For our day-to-day activities, it will be business as usual. We will continue to be fully focused on driving returns by utilizing our unique local execution of small and mid-cap acquisitions, adhering to our real estate solutions ethic to our over 1,200 corporate client/tenants and directly performing our own leasing, property management and development.
Founded in 2006, Exeter focuses on acquiring, developing and managing logistics/industrial, life science/office and residential properties mainly across the U.S. and Europe.
Pictured: An Exeter Property Group development in Dallas.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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