Bluerock Multifamily Growth REIT (‘BMG’ and ‘Company’) today announced that, following its meeting with the Board of Directors, and in conjunction with the ongoing exploration of strategic alternatives to enhance the growth of its portfolio, the Company has decided to terminate the follow-on offering of its common stock effective September 9, 2013.
“It’s our belief that terminating the follow-on offering will put BMG in a better position to explore strategic alternatives,” reported Ramin Kamfar, BMG’s Chairman. “Our Board remains committed to pursuing opportunities to reduce current expenses and facilitate the preservation and potential increase in value for our shareholders.”
In connection with pursuing strategic alternatives, the Company also announced that the Board of Directors has authorized BMG’s advisor to negotiate an engagement letter with a nationally-recognized investment bank for financial advisory services.
“Throughout our strategic alternatives review process, we’ve seen overwhelming interest from the investment banking community,” said Dr. Randy Anderson, BMG’s CEO. “This positive feedback has been attributed to several factors, specifically: the strength of the management team, the Company’s successful regional operating partner strategy, the quality and diversity of the existing assets, and our proven capability to create value repeatedly across projects.”
In conjunction with the termination of the follow-on offering, the Company’s Board of Directors also voted to terminate the distribution reinvestment plan (DRIP), the Company’s share repurchase plan, and the Company’s automatic investment plan effective September 9, 2013.
Due to limitations under federal securities laws, BMG is unable to provide further detail regarding possible strategic alternatives until further notice. There is no set timetable for the Board of Directors to review alternatives and there can be no assurances that the review process will result in any transaction(s) being announced or completed.
BMG is a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust. BMG currently has a seven-property portfolio with 1,700+ units of primarily Class A multifamily properties positioned in growth markets with an asset cost greater than $215 million. For copies of BMG’s public company filings, please visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
BMG is sponsored by Bluerock Real Estate, LLC, a national investment firm providing institutional investments for individual investors.