American Realty Capital
Properties is buying American Realty Capital Trust IV in a cash-and-stock deal
valued at about $3.1 billion. Shares of
ARCP nearly doubled in pre-market trading on Tuesday.
American Capital Realty Properties
(ACRP) is a real estate investment trust headquartered in New York. In a
release by ARCP, the deal, along with other recent transactions will make it
the second-biggest net lease REIT. After the transaction closes, ARCP will own
2,579 single tenant properties in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
Each outstanding share of
ARCT IV will be converted to the right to receive 2.05 shares of ARCP stock or
$30 per share in cash. Both companies' boards approved the deal, but it still
needs approval the companies' shareholders with the buyout expected to close by
the end of third quarter.
ARCP's stock rose $13.53, or
91.4 percent, to $28.33 before the market open.