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NexPoint Advisors Affiliate Pays $900M For Self-Storage Player Jernigan Capital

An affiliate of Dallas-based NexPoint Advisors LP entered into a $900M deal to buy self-storage owner and operator Jernigan Capital this week.

The deal comes as investors are racing into the self-storage space as a safe harbor in a tumultuous commercial real estate market.

Memphis-based Jernigan Capital agreed to be acquired in an all-cash transaction worth $900M. 

NexPoint's affiliate intends to expand Jernigan Capital’s national footprint of self-storage facilities, NexPoint founder and President Jim Dondero said in a press statement. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

Jefferies LLC served as financial adviser during negotiations, while King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn were hired as legal advisers to Jernigan Capital and NexPoint, respectively. The financial advisers included Raymond James and KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Domestic U.S. investors have been turning to self-storage assets since the start of the coronavirus crisis in March. During the 2008 recession, self-storage REITs outperformed most other CRE asset classes, producing steady investment returns despite a global financial crunch.