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Nov 13 (Reuters) - Real estate company Brookfield Property Partners LP on Monday offered to buy the 66 percent stake in mall owner GGP Inc it does not own for $14.8 billion in cash and stock.
Brookfield, a Canadian firm which holds about 34 percent in GGP through several entities, offered $23 for each GGP share, a premium of 3.6 percent to GGP’s Friday close.
GGP’s shares were up 6 percent at $23.65 in premarket trade.
With about 127 properties, mostly in the United States, GGP’s tenants include carmaker Tesla, jeweler Tiffany & Co and retailer Macy’s Inc.
The deal is expected to create a company with an ownership interest in almost $100 billion real estate assets globally and annual net operating income of about $5 billion, Brookfield said.
GGP shareholders will own about 30 percent of the combined company.
Brookfield’s shares were marginally down 0.7 percent premarket.
Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila