New York City Alimentation Couche-Tard extended its $1.9 billion hostile offer for Casey's General Stores again, even as essentially all stock previously tendered in favor of the deal has been withdrawn in the past month.
The month-long extension, to Sept. 30, is Couche-Tard's third. The offer has steadily lost favor with investors who originally tendered 19.2% of shares when the bid was first extended. As of Aug. 30, only about 1.1% of outstanding shares of Casey's had been tendered and not withdrawn.
Canada's Couche-Tard is offering $36.75 per share for Casey's General Stores, which has said that offer is too low. The company's shares were trading up 11 cents just above $38 on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, Casey's last week announced early results of a buyback offer that it launched as part of a recapitalization plan. The Dutch auction tender offe