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VICI's acquisition of MGM Growth Properties includes a 50% joint vetnure interest in the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay real estate

VICI Finalizes $17B Acquisition of MGM Growth Properties 

Experiential REIT VICI Properties Inc. has closed on its $17.2-billion acquisition of MGM Growth Properties (MGP), first announced last August. The merger gives VICI an estimated enterprise value of approximately $44 billion. 

Simultaneous with closing the MGP acquisition, VICI entered into an amended and restated triple-net master lease with MGM Resorts International. It’s also retaining MGP’s 50.1% ownership stake in the joint venture between MGP and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., which owns the real estate assets of MGM Grand Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay. 

“The team at VICI has worked collaboratively with MGM to help us unlock significant value from the underlying real estate of our assets,” said Bill Hornbuckle, CEO of MGM Resorts. “We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with VICI.”  

Separately, VICI said it had completed a $5-billion offering of senior unsecured notes to help finance the MGP acquisition. 

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