LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY), NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM) and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) today announced that they have entered into exclusive negotiations based upon a joint proposal from Colony and NRF to NSAM for a tri-party all stock "at the market" business combination based upon historical trading prices. The three companies believe that the combination would create a world-class diversified real estate and investment management equity REIT with significant scale, deep management talent, and the opportunity to generate substantial revenue and expense synergies. There is no assurance a transaction between the parties will occur, or if a transaction occurs, the terms thereof. The parties do not intend to provide interim updates.
Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements and there is no assurance the parties will enter into a definitive agreement or that a transaction between the parties will occur. Because such statements include significant risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Such factors include those described in the Risk Factors sections of each of company's annual report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date on which such statements were made, and the companies undertake no obligation to update any such statements that may become untrue because of subsequent events. Such forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor protection for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
About Colony Capital, Inc.
Colony Capital, Inc. (formerly, Colony Financial, Inc.), a New York Stock Exchange publicly traded company (NYSE: CLNY), is a leading global real estate and investment management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California with more than 300 employees across 14 offices in 10 countries. Through our global investment management business, which has operated under the Colony Capital brand for more than 25 years, we have sponsored $24 billion of equity across a variety of distinct funds and investment vehicles that collectively invested over $60 billion of total capital. We manage capital on behalf of both Company shareholders and limited partners in private investment funds under our management where the Company may earn management fees and carried interests. Our investment portfolio is primarily composed of: (i) real estate equity; (ii) real estate debt; and (iii) investment management of Company-sponsored private equity funds and vehicles. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. For additional information regarding the Company and its management and business, please refer to www.colonyinc.com.
About NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc.
NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM) is a global asset management firm focused on strategically managing real estate and other investment platforms in the United States and internationally. For more information about NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc., please visit www.nsamgroup.com.
About NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) is a diversified commercial real estate company that is organized as a REIT and is managed by an affiliate of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. (NYSE: NSAM), a global asset management firm. For more information about NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., please visit www.nrfc.com.
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SOURCE NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc.