LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) (“Colony” or the “Company”) today announced the monetization of additional legacy Other Equity and Debt (“OED”) portfolio holdings, generating total net proceeds to Colony of $181 million. The Company’s Cortland Multifamily Preferred Equity investment was successfully refinanced by the issuer, providing net proceeds to Colony of $125 million, the Company’s Origination DrillCo Joint Venture investment was monetized for net proceeds of $47 million, and two smaller credit investments were monetized for net proceeds to Colony of $9 million.
Combined with the results from other sales activity consummated since September 30, including the $85 million in net proceeds from its previously announced sale of the Bulk Industrial Portfolio, the Company has generated $308 million in net OED monetizations during the fourth quarter, a premium to the aggregate carrying value for these assets, which were held at a cumulative net equity of $298 million as of September 30, 2020. These sales bring total net OED proceeds to Colony to $695 million year to date, achieving the high end of the Company’s accelerated OED target of $600-700 million for 2020. The proceeds from these sales support the Company’s ongoing strategic plan to rotate the balance sheet and redeploy capital into digital infrastructure.
“Realizing over $300 million in legacy monetizations this quarter is a huge achievement,” said Marc Ganzi, President and CEO of Colony. “We’ve hit the high end of our accelerated 2020 OED monetization targets and are generating valuable firepower to fund our digital transformation. I’d like to thank the entire team who has worked diligently to realize these sales under challenging conditions, Happy Holidays!”
About Colony Capital
Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) is a leading global investment firm with a heritage of identifying and capitalizing on key secular trends in real estate. The Company manages a $47 billion portfolio of real assets on behalf of its shareholders and limited partners, including over $23 billion in digital real estate investments through Digital Colony, its digital infrastructure platform. Colony Capital, structured as a REIT, is headquartered in Los Angeles with key offices in Boca Raton, New York, and London, and has over 350 employees across 20 locations in 12 countries.
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