mergers and acquisitions

Evergrande’s major shareholder Chinese Estates plans to go private

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Evergrande’s major shareholder Chinese Estates plans to go private

EVERGRANDE. A man rides a vehicle past the construction site of Evergrande Cultural Tourism City, a project developed by China Evergrande Group, in Suzhou's Taicang, Jiangsu province, China, September 23, 2021.

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The proposed deal worth $245.30 million involves British Virgin Islands-based Solar Bright

Chinese Estates Holdings, a major shareholder of embattled developer China Evergrande, said on Wednesday, October 6, it had proposed to be taken private by Solar Bright Ltd for HK$1.91 billion ($245.30 million).

Following the completion of the proposed deal, the entire stake in the company will be held by British Virgin Islands-based Solar Bright and its Century Frontier and JLLH Investments subsidiaries.

Chinese Estates shares will be delisted from the stock exchange and its shareholders will be paid HK$4 in cash for each canceled share, the company said.

Shares of Chinese Estates have been halted since September 29, when they closed at HK$2.90.

The company has been planning to offload its entire stake in the cash-strapped developer and had recently sold $32 million worth of Evergrande shares. – Rappler.com

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