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InsideArbitrage Potential Deal Alert: Macy’s (M) Receives A $5.8 billion Buyout Offer

  • December 10, 2023


StockMacy's, Inc.SymbolM
Date Announced12/10/2023Source Wall Street Journal
TypeNews Report

According to WSJ, an investor group has submitted a bid for the famed department store chain Macy’s (M) that would take the retailer private at a value of $5.8 billion. Arkhouse Management, a real-estate focused investing firm, and Brigade Capital Management, a global asset manager, on December 1 submitted a proposal to acquire the Macy’s stock they don’t already own for $21 a share.

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January 21, 2024: Macy’s said on Sunday it had rejected Arkhouse Management and partner Brigade Capital Management’s $5.8 billion proposal to take the department store operator private, citing concerns over deal financing and valuation.

January 25, 2024: According to the NY Post, Private-equity giant Sycamore Partners is exploring a possible bid to buy Macy’s (M). Sycamore has been in quiet talks with Macy’s since at least late December.

March 3, 2024: Macy’s (M) confirmed that it has received a revised, unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Arkhouse Management Co. and Brigade Capital Management, LP to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company for $24.00 per share in cash.

March 14, 2024: According to the proxy filing, Macy’s (M) is open to signing a confidentiality agreement that would grant its suitors, Arkhouse Management Co. and Brigade Capital Management, access to certain information about the business, in an effort to get the investment firms to increase their latest takeover offer.

March 19, 2024: Macy’s (M), told Reuters that it will open its books to Arkhouse and Brigade Capital, a potential breakthrough in the investment firms’ $6.6 billion bid to take the U.S. department store operator private.

April 10, 2024: Macy’s (M) agreed to add two directors, Richard Clark and Richard Markee, from Arkhouse Management to its board effective immediately , ending a proxy battle with the investor. Macy’s (M) also said its board continues to engage with Arkhouse and Brigade regarding their proposal to acquire the company for $24 a share.

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