Simon Property Group Announce Possible Purchase of General Growth Properties

Simon said Tuesday its proposed deal would accelerate General Growth’s emergence from bankruptcy court. The offer gives creditors about $7 billion in considerations by providing a 100% cash recovery of par value plus accrued interest and divided to holders of various debt and securities.
General Growth shareholders would receive more than $9 as share, including $6 in cash plus assets valued at more than $3 a share. It is also prepared to offer Simon common shares instead of cash to General Growth holders interested in owning Simon stock.
Secured debt on General Growth’s portfolio would remain in place.
A General Growth spokesman wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Simon Property’s stock closed Friday at $72 and wasn’t active premarket.