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Brookfield Offers To Take Real Estate Arm Private In $5.9 Billion Deal

Brookfield Offers To Take Real Estate Arm Private In $5.9 Billion Deal

Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc said on Monday it had offered to take its commercial real estate arm Brookfield Property Partners LP private in a $5.9 billion deal.

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc said on Monday it had offered to take its commercial real estate arm Brookfield Property Partners LP private in a $5.9 billion deal.

Brookfield Asset Management said it would offer $16.50 for each Brookfield Property shares it does not already own, a premium of 14% to Thursday’s close.

Shares of Brookfield Property Partners, which operates everything from offices, retail malls and logistics properties around the world, rose 15% in premarket trading.

“The privatization will allow us to have greater flexibility in operating the portfolio and realizing the intrinsic value of BPY’s high-quality assets,” Brookfield Asset Management Chief Financial Officer Nick Goodman said in a statement.

The deal is subject to Brookfield Property board’s approval.

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