Wednesday, January 4, 2012

GGP Spinoff, Rouse, to be a B-Mall Consolidator

WSJ reports:

"Rouse is being created to be a B-mall consolidator," Mr. Mathrani said in a December interview at General Growth's Chicago headquarters. "They can actually be a viable, strong B-mall company. We're putting assets into this business that are good assets."

Brookfield to shore up Rouse:
As a 40% shareholder in General Growth, Brookfield will own 40% of Rouse upon the spinoff. Brookfield also has pledged to backstop a $200 million secondary offering of shares by Rouse early this year, meaning Brookfield will purchase any shares not bought by other investors.

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