Lineage Logistics, LLC and its affiliated entities (Lineage), one of the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, has announced it has raised over $700 million in equity from new and existing strategic partners.
What does the investment mean for Lineage?
“Our latest equity raise shows the confidence our investors have in Lineage’s business model and our ability to meet demand in the face of macro-economic headwinds, inflationary pressures and capital markets volatility,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President and CEO of Lineage.
“We believe we have an especially important responsibility to continue investing in new warehouse capacity in critical locations to not only help reduce waste and congestion in the global food supply chain but also to help our customers grow,” Greg Lehmkuhl further said.
“In addition to new construction, this latest round of funding will further our global investments in solar capacity with a plan to increase our on-site solar installations by over 50% in the coming year,” said Adam Forste, Co-Executive Chairman of Lineage and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Bay Grove, which founded and manages Lineage Logistics.
“We have been and continue to be deeply committed to decarbonizing across the Lineage platform, and we will continue to invest in conventional and unconventional initiatives to reduce our resource consumption, especially in light of recent volatility in energy markets.”
How will Lineage use the raise?
The capital will support the completion of a global pipeline of more than 20 in-flight greenfield and expansion projects totaling over $1.25 billion as well as two new, fully automated U.S. superhub projects in core Southern Californian and Northeastern distribution markets.
These projects represent over 700,000 new pallet positions and a 7% increase in Lineage’s global capacity. Additional projects are underway to help support the growing customization of producer and retailer supply chains and create capacity in congested markets.
The equity raise follows Lineage’s latest funding round of $1.7 billion, announced in January 2022. The latest funding brings the total equity raised since January 2020 to $6.7 billion.