International Market Centers’ $1.15 Billion Refinancing

Simpson Thacher represented Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in connection with the $1.15 billion refinancing of showroom properties operated by International Market Centers (IMC), a Blackstone portfolio company.

The properties are located in Las Vegas, Nevada and High Point, North Carolina and are used to host trade shows for the furniture and gift industries.

International Market Centers is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, North Carolina, Las Vegas and Atlanta.

The Simpson Thacher team for this transaction included Scott Kobak (Picture), Steve Stickler, Rachel Stein and Matthew Freeze (Real Estate); Nancy Mehlman (Tax); and Jeanne Annarumma (ERISA).

Involved fees earner: Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Freeze – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Scott Kobak – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nancy Mehlman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Rachel Stein – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven Stickler – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Blackstone Real Estate Partners; Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund L.P. ;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti