Carl Icahn sweetens American Railcar’s (ARII) bid for Greenbrier (GBX) by 10% to $22, and sets a December 21 deadline. GBXturned down American Railcar's (ARII) $543M takeover bid earlier today, saying the offer "grossly undervalues the company."
Greenbrier (GBX) turns down American Railcar Industries' (ARII) $543M takeover bid, saying the offer "grossly undervalues the company." However, Greenbrier is willing to continue talks with Carl Icahn, who controls American Railcar, stating that a merger "could be beneficial to both companies" and could achieve "substantial synergies." (PR)
American Railcar (ARII +5.9%) and Greenbrier (GBX +6.1%) both trade higher following the announcement of a merger between the two railroad companies. Though the deal looks like a winner to a number of analysts, others warn the acquisition faces a stiff challenge to clear regulatory hurdles.
American Railcar (ARII) offers to buy Greenbrier Companies (GBX) for $20 a share in a deal which values the company at close to $543M. The disclosure was made in a SEC filing by Carl Icahn's company. (13D)