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Santander Consumer (SC) to be Acquired by Santander Holdings

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Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC - Free Report) has agreed to be acquired by its majority shareholder Santander Holdings USA, Inc. The deal is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021, following which, Santander Consumer will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santander Holdings.

Santander Holdings will acquire Santander Consumer for $12.7 billion or $41.50 per share in cash.

Notably, on Jul 2, 2021, Santander Holdings sent a non-binding proposal to Santander Consumer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the latter that were not yet owned by Santander Holdings.

The current offer price of $41.50 per share represents a 14% premium to Santander Consumer’s closing price on Jul 1.

Now, per the terms of the merger agreement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santander Holdings will commence a tender offer to acquire all the outstanding shares of Santander Consumer’s common stock that Santander Holdings does not own yet for $41.50 per share.

Once the tender offer is complete, Santander Holdings will acquire all remaining shares not tendered in the offer through a second-step merger at the same price as in the tender offer.

However, the consummation of the tender offer is subject to certain conditions, which include receiving regulatory approval from the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and other customary conditions.

So far this year, shares of Santander Consumer have rallied 87.6%, outperforming the industry’s growth of 50.4%.


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