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Mall owner Westfield being bought for $16 billion

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Unibail-Rodamco of France has agreed to acquire Westfield Corp., an Australia-based shopping mall company with several large U.S. properties, for $15.8 billion.

Why it matters: Because this comes just one day after GGP rejected a $14.8 billion takeover offer from Brookfield Property Partners, and could double as revised pricing guidance for that transaction. Let alone whatever someone might bid for Macerich, which is under pressure from activist Dan Loeb.