It was almost a question of if, not when, the pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn would force discount retailer Family Dollar into a merger or a leveraged buyout. But the news came more swiftly than most industry insiders could imagine—on Monday, rival Dollar Tree announced it would buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion. The deal works out to $74.50 per share, a 22.8 percent premium over Family Dollar’s share price as of Friday, according to Supermarket News (SN). “The ... Freemium Content

"Are More Offers in Store for Family Dollar?" is FREE to access as a registered user on

Why Register for NREIonline? It's simple and free, and here is what you get:

  • Access to leading real estate industry research.
  • Interactive rankings of commercial real estate professionals.
  • Submit your own articles, (if approved) which will appear around the site.
  • Ability to comment and interact on all site content.

Already registered? here.