The Blackstone Group has secured the world’s largest leveraged buyout, agreeing a $39bn price (£20.2bn) for Equity Office, the biggest office landlord in the US. Blackstone won the deal after fending off competition from real estate investment trust Vornado, whose final bid at $56 a share was higher than Blackstone’s all-cash offer of $55.50, but would have been paid in cash and stock.
Danish VC Heartcore Capital, UVC Partners and existing investor Picus Capital also take part
Deal is an extension of the $4.1m series-A funding round led by Blossom Capital in October 2019
Fresh capital will help the provider of cloud access services expand in western Europe
DBay has also negotiated a new revolving credit facility for the transport and logistics company