Ackman’s Pershing Square Takes Large Stake in Embattled REIT General Growth Properties (GGP)

November 25, 2008 by Douglas A. McIntyre

After the close yesterday, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital hedge fund disclosed a 7.5% stake (20,080,690 shares) in embattled REIT General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP).

Pershing Square purchased the subject shares and the swaps, for a total consideration of $9,261,789. Trading data reveled with the filing, showed the firm was buying common stock in the $0.35-$0.51 range in November. Shares of GGP closed at $1.00 yesterday, with a 52-week low recently set at $0.24.

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