Barita considering buyout offer
Barita Investments Limited has advised that its board is considering a buyout offer, but did not name the suitor.
The company made the disclosure in a market filing.
Barita is a four decade old company founded in 1977 by Rita Humphries-Lewin, its current chairman.
The company went public in 2010 and listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The Barita stock, BIL, climbed on the news to close the week at $7.05 valuing the company at $3.14 billion.
The company said discussions on the buyout offer continues “pending the preparation and conclusion of definitive agreements.”