Investa Office Fund's credit quality could be adversely impacted if Blackstone Group LP's planned A$3.14 billion takeover of the Australian real estate investment pushes through, S&P Global Ratings said in a note.
As such, the rating agency placed the office-focused REIT's BBB+ issuer credit and issue ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications.
S&P Global Ratings added that the fund's likelihood of following a more aggressive financial policy will be raised if Blackstone becomes its financial sponsor.
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