Manager of Allco Reit changes owners

A unit of Fraser and Neave takes effective control of Singapore-listed Allco Commercial Reit and cancels plans to list its own commercial real estate trust.

Australia-based Allco Finance Group has sold its entire 100% interest in the manager of Singapore-listed Allco Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust, as well as its 17.7% stake in the Reit itself, for a total of S$180 million $132 million. The deal, which will bring some much needed cash to the financially troubled seller, marks the first change of effective control of a Singapore Reit and follows speculation of potential acquisition activity within the sector in recent months.

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