SAN DIEGO & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$CLNY #ClassAction–Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a purchaser of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) filed a class action complaint against the Company for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between August 9, 2019 and May 7, 2020. Colony is a leading global investment firm with assets under management of $55 billion.
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Colony Capital, Inc. (CLNY) Accused of Misleading Shareholders
According to the complaint, on September 30, 2019, Colony announced that Blackstone (NYSE: BX) would acquire Colony Industrial, the industrial real estate assets and affiliated operating platform for $5.9 billion. Colony claimed the sale would “achieve compelling returns for [its] investors and generate significant liquidity.” Then, on November 7, 2019, Colony Credit Real Estate (NYSE: CLNC) announced that after an expert valuation, it would begin reporting operations of its Core portfolio and Legacy, Non-Strategic portfolio separately. Unbeknownst to shareholders, Colony’s sale of its industrial real estate portfolio and the bifurcation of its real estate portfolio were likely to negatively impact Colony’s financial and operating results. On November 8, 2019, Colony revealed a GAAP net loss that “included reductions of goodwill, real estate and provision for loan losses totaling $540.3 million.” Colony noted that $387 million of that loss was due to the pending sale of the Company’s industrial investment management business as well as the decrease in management fees from Colony Real Estate, Inc. related to impairments due to its portfolio bifurcation. Colony’s stock price fell almost 9% to close at $5.00 per share. Finally, on May 8, 2020, Colony disclosed that its portfolio companies had defaulted on $3.2 billion of debt and that Colony had received notice of acceleration covering $780 million of the defaulted debt. On this news, Colony’s stock price fell almost 4% to close at $2.02 per share.
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