The acquisition will increase Ascott’s global portfolio by 81 properties.
CapitaLand Investment Limited’s lodging business, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will acquire apartment provider, Oakwood Worldwide, from Mapletree Investments.
Ascott said Oakwood will increase its global portfolio by 81 properties and about 15,000 units.
Upon the completion of its acquisition in Q322, Ascott said Oakwood will also “immediately” contribute to its recurring fee income streams.
“The acquisition of Oakwood will leapfrog Ascott’s global presence to more than 150,000 units in about 900 properties across over 200 cities in 39 countries. It will add new markets which include Cheongju in South Korea; Zhangjiakou and Qingdao in China; Dhaka in Bangladesh as well as Washington D.C. in the United States of America (USA),” Ascott said in a bourse disclosure.
Kevin Goh, CLI’s Chief Executive Officer for Lodging added that Oakwood’s addition to Ascott will also bring an immediate boost to the company’s units under management and franchise contracts.