Berkshire Hathaway has purchased 9.8% of STORE Capital Corporation, an internally managed net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in Single Tenant Operational Real Estate.
Berkshire through a subsidiary invested $377 million for 18.6 million shares of company stock in a private placement at a price of $20.25 per share.
“Berkshire Hathaway’s investment solidly positions STORE for continued growth, while adding measurably to our already strong financial position,” said Christopher H. Volk, President and Chief Executive Officer of STORE Capital. “An investment in our company from one of history’s most admired investors represents a vote of confidence in our experienced leadership team and an affirmation of our profit-center real estate investment and management approach.”
In a statement to CNBC, Volk noted that Berkshire had first inquired about the company in 2014 and had been following them closely.
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