With Physicians Realty’s dividend yield being about 13% higher than Healthpeak’s, dividend investors will take an income hit. But the combined companies should create a more diversified REIT positioned to grow.
Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PEAK) (“Healthpeak” or “PEAK”) and Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) (“Physicians Realty Trust” or “DOC”) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals valued at approximately $21 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, each Physicians Realty Trust common share will be converted into 0.674 of a newly issued Healthpeak common share.
The combined company will be the leading real estate platform dedicated to healthcare discovery and delivery with a 52 million square foot portfolio, including 40 million square feet of outpatient medical properties concentrated in high-growth markets such as Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Phoenix, and Denver. The combined company also will benefit from both companies’ extensive relationships with the nation’s leading health systems.Physicians Realty Trust