UPDATE 2-Sumitomo Mitsui leasing device to buy residence manager Kenedix for $1.3 bln

Rick Magliano

(Changes attribution to firm, provides acquisition terms)

TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Japanese home trader Kenedix Inc for 132 billion yen ($1.3 billion) to develop its residence company, the businesses mentioned on Friday.

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance, a leasing unit of Sumitomo Economical Group Inc, aims to acquire a 70% stake in Kenedix, a joint assertion issued by the two organizations said.

It additional that Singapore-based mostly ARA Authentic Estate Investors, Kenedix’s major shareholder, is scheduling to improve its stake to 30%.

“Sumitomo Mitsui Monetary Texture Spray Machine has positioned property business as main for our sustainable advancement and larger company benefit, and we have been trying to bolster this business enterprise,” the leasing firm explained.

Kenedix has 2.5 trillion yen of property below administration, and is just one of the most strong unbiased assets asset professionals in Japan, in accordance to the assertion.

The bid comes soon following Mitsubishi UFJ Lease agreed to acquire scaled-down rival Hitachi Capital Corp in September.

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance will give 750 yen for each share to Kenedix shareholders via a community tender supply, a 14.5% top quality to Friday’s close of 655 yen.

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance is 50 percent owned by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and the other 50 percent by Sumitomo Corp.

$1 = 103.7600 yen Reporting by Junko Fujita and Chang-Ran Kim Enhancing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips and Jan Harvey

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