Forest City Realty Trust Closes Sale of Barclays Center Arena, Brooklyn Nets to Onexim

by Amy Works

NEW YORK CITY — Nets Sports and Entertainment, a subsidiary of Forest City Realty Trust, has completed the previously announced sale of its equity interests in Barclays Center arena and the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA. The purchase price for the non-controlling 20 percent equity interest in the team was $125.1 million, and the purchase price for the 55 percent equity interest in the arena was $162.6 million. The transaction values the team at approximately $875 million and the arena at $825 million, inclusive of debt for each asset. Evercore ISI advised Net Sports and Entertainment in the transaction.

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