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Apr 16 2010 | 12:18pm ET
The battle for mall operator General Growth Properties is shaping up as a proxy battle between two hedge fund titans.
Simon Property Group, a rival mall owner, has matched the leading plan to get General Growth out of bankruptcy protection, backed by a $1 billion pledge from hedge fund Paulson & Co. General Growth is now seeking a better offer from Brookfield Asset Management, whose offer is supported by hedge funds Pershing Square Capital Management and Fairholme Capital Management.
Pershing Square controls one-quarter of General Growth’s shares.
General Growth said that it would look into the new bid from Simon. An earlier takeover offer from that company was rejected by General Growth.
Jan 23 2015 | 1:00pm ET
In our new section, FINtech Focus, we will profile one of these firms each week. While fintech is a broad category, we will be focusing on firms that specifically cater to the alternative investment industry. Read more…