GGP confirms receipt of unsolicited proposal from Brookfield Property
GGP Inc. (GGP) confirmed that on Saturday, November 11, 2017, the company’s Board of Directors received an unsolicited proposal from Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (BPY) for BPY to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of GGP other than those shares currently held by BPY and its affiliates.
According to the Proposal, each GGP stockholder would be entitled to elect to receive consideration per GGP common share of either $23.00 in cash or 0.9656 of a limited partnership unit of BPY, subject in each case to pro-ration based on a maximum cash component of 50% of the aggregate offer and a maximum stock component of 50% of the aggregate offer.
General Growth Properties, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It engages in owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality regional malls.
The Board has formed a special committee of its non-executive, independent directors which, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, will carefully review and consider the Proposal and pursue the course of action that it believes is in the best interests of the company’s stockholders.
The company’s stockholders do not need to take any action at this time.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. is serving as financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as legal counsel to the Special Committee.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is serving as financial advisor and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is serving as legal counsel to GGP.
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