Macquarie to Buy 50 Percent Stake in $1.78B Massachusetts Healthcare Portfolio

by Taylor Williams

MASSACHUSETTS — Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V, a subsidiary of global financial services firm Macquarie Asset Management, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50 percent stake in a portfolio of eight general acute care hospitals located in various parts of Massachusetts. Birmingham, Ala.-based Medical Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: MPW) owns the portfolio, which is valued at $1.78 billion. Dallas-based Steward Health Care currently operates the properties and recently extended its leases through 2041. Medical Properties Trust will use proceeds to repay debt and fund its previously announced $950 million Springstone inpatient behavioral health facility transactions, which are expected to close in the second half of the year.

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