VANCOUVER – Jim Pattison’s Great Pacific Capital Corp. has made an offer to buy the rest of Canfor Corp. it does not already own for $16 per share.
Shares in Canfor closed at $8.80 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.
Great Pacific already owns about a 51 per cent stake in the lumber producer.
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The offer values Canfor at about $2 billion.
Great Pacific says the proposed transaction will allow for the elimination of the significant costs related to maintaining a public company listing and allow for reinvestment of that money in the company’s operations.
Canfor says it has formed a special committee of independent directors to review the offer and consider its strategic alternatives.