Transactions & Financings: Aon’s $30B Willis Towers Watson Merger; Ventas Closes $700M Perpetual Life Vehicle

Ventas closes $700M perpetual life vehicle Ventas (NYSE: VTR) closed its new life science and health care real estate fund, a perpetual life vehicle that focuses on investments in North American core and core plus life science, medical office and senior housing real estate. The fund has more than $700 million in assets under management […]

Asian Conglomerate Keppel Acquires 50% Stake in Watermark for $77 Million

Watermark Retirement Communities, one of the largest senior housing operators in the United States, has a new equity partner to help drive growth in both U.S. and international markets. Keppel Corporation—a Singapore-based company known for building offshore oil rigs—is acquiring a 50% stake in Watermark for around $77.3 million. In addition to the company’s substantial […]