Well, as usual, I am a bit slow in providing inputs on certain events happening in the investment scene. For this blogpost, I shall talk a bit about the proposed merger between Mapletree Commerical Trust (MCT) and Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (MNACT), forming the Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust (MPACT).

If you had remembered, we used to have MNACT in our portfolio (see here), but we had divested fully our position (see reasoning here). I had also talked about MCT being the “King of the South” (see here), and the trend of REIT mergers (see here), hence I feel I should write a piece about these two coming together.

If one looks at the intentions, it makes sense for this merger to go through: MPACT will be in the top 10 largest REITs in Asia in terms of market capitalization, and with it comes economies of scale in managing