Written by Sinad Karahimetovic
Store Capital (NYSE:), an Arizona-based real estate investment trust, was taken over by GIC and funds managed by Oak Street in a $14 billion deal.
The deal is based on a $32.35 per share price, which is a 20% premium over STOR’s closing price on Wednesday. The parties involved expected the transaction to close in the first quarter of 2023.
“This all-cash transaction provides a meaningful premium that delivers immediate, identifiable value to our shareholders in a challenging market environment, while positioning the company, its customers and partners for continued success,” said Town Kelly, Chairman. From the capital store.
The merger agreement includes a 30-day “go-shop” period ending on October 15, 2022.
For Vital Knowledge analysts, this deal can be seen as a “consumer bet given the STOR model of retail real estate purchase and leaseback to tenants.”