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Ventas CEO Debra Cafaro

Ventas to Acquire New Senior for $2.3B

Chicago-based Ventas, Inc. and New York City-based New Senior Investment Group Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which Ventas will acquire New Senior. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $2.3 billion, including $1.5 billion of New Senior debt.

New Senior’s portfolio runs to 103 private-pay senior living communities, including 102 independent living communities, totaling 12,404 units and located across 36 states.

“Building on the strong momentum we are experiencing in our business, we are delighted to announce this strategic and accretive acquisition with New Senior that expands Ventas’s position in senior housing at an important inflection point in the cycle as the senior housing industry rebounds,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas chairman and CEO.

The acquisition is expected to increase Ventas’ total senior housing portfolio concentration from 44% to 48% of first-quarter 2021 annualized adjusted NOI. It’s expected to close in 2021’s second half.


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