American Realty Capital Properties (NYSE:VER) is the proud new owner of a raft of net lease properties after formally closing a deal with affiliates of General Electric's (NYSE:GE) GE Capital. American Realty Capital bought a total of 447 such properties for $774 million.
Most of its new assets are properties leased to prominent chain restaurant operators. These include Wendy's, Yum! Brands' Taco Bell, and Denny's. All told, 10 high-profile chains constitute 63% of the net operating income of the portfolio.
American Realty Capital has been on something of a buying spree this year. It has also acquired 81 other properties so far in 2013, spending $366.6 million exclusive of closing costs to do so.
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