Blackstone Formalises Revised Takeover Bid for Hispania

27 June 2018 – Eje Prime

The deal involving Blackstone’s purchase of Hispania has entered the home stretch. This lunchtime, the US fund has asked Spain’s National Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) to authorise a modification to the offer presented in its takeover bid for the Socimi, to €18.25 per share, a figure that both parties agreed to last week, according to a statement issued by the stock market regulator in a relevant fact.

The increase in the bid by Blackstone came hand in hand with a commitment from Hispania to accept the new offer, which values the Socimi at more than €1.992 billion. In April, the fund made its first offer of €17.45 per share, following its purchase of 16.5% of the company.

The initial bid fell below the expectations of the real estate company, which specialises in the hotel sector, but it now recommends the acceptance of the operation’s new conditions, which it describes as “attractive”.

All of the directors of the Socimi have reached an agreement to accept this new offer for 100% of its shares, equivalent to 48,108 shares, which account for 0.044% of Hispania’s share capital.

Azora (with 1.1 million shares and 1.070% of the capital) has “irrevocably” committed to accepting the new offer from Blackstone, as has Canepa (as the management company of Row Fund, which controls Tarmelane) on behalf of Tarmelane.

Original story: Eje Prime

Translation: Carmel Drake

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