March 26 Huntingdon Capital Corp said
it increased its offer for all of KEYreit's units to
match Plazacorp Retail Properties' C$119 million
($117.05 million) bid for the company.
Plazacorp on Monday made a cash and unit offer worth C$8 per
KEYreit unit that it said had the backing of Keyreit's board of
KEYreit, which owns small retail properties in Canada, has
been trying to fend off Huntingdon's unsolicited approach for
the last two months.
Huntingdon said on Tuesday in a statement it was now
offering either C$8 in cash, or C$6 in cash and 0.16 of a
Huntingdon common share, valuing KEYreit at about C$119 million.
It had earlier offered C$7 per unit of KEYreit.
This is the second takeover battle in two months involving
Canadian real estate investment trusts.
A battle for Primaris Retail REIT was recently
resolved after H&R Real Estate Investment Trust and a
consortium led by KingSett Capital agreed to jointly bid for the
shopping center owner and carve up its assets.