Tarsadia Capital Files Definitive Proxy Statement to Solicit Votes in Opposition to Sale of Extended Stay America to Blackstone and Starwood
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Sends Letter to STAY Shareholders Detailing Compelling Reasons to Vote Against Sale
Believes Sale Would Come at the Wrong Time and Wrong Price
In Tarsadia’s View, Sales Process Was Flawed and Paired Entities’ Boards Failed to Pursue Alternatives
Highlights That Two Sitting ESH Directors Voted Against the Deal
Believes Company Has Significant Opportunities to Create Value – Especially with an Improved Board – Which is Why Tarsadia Nominated Three Independent, World-Class Candidates for Election as Directors
Vote on the GOLD Card TODAY to Protect Your Investment in STAY
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tarsadia Capital, LLC together with its affiliates, associates and funds it manages (“Tarsadia”), today sent a letter and proxy statement to shareholders of Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: STAY) (“ESA” or the “Company”) and ESH Hospitality, Inc. (“ESH” and together with the Company, the “Paired Entities”) encouraging shareholders to reject the acquisition of STAY by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Starwood Capital Group for $19.50 per paired share (the “Sale”). The Sale is subject to a vote of shareholders at the upcoming Special Meeting of Shareholders (“the Special Meeting”) scheduled to be held on June 8, 2021.
The full text of the letter is available at: www.ABetterFutureforSTAY.com/s/STAY-Shareholder-Letter-May-7.pdf.
The letter describes why Tarsadia intends to vote against the Sale and why it believes other shareholders should do the same:
- The timing of the Sale is wrong
- The price of the Sale is wrong
- The Sale process was inadequate
- Two members of ESH’s board of directors voted against the Sale
- Management has abruptly and without credibility or cause, become pessimistic
- There is a way for STAY to independently create significantly more value with an improved Board
Tarsadia Urges STAY Shareholders to Vote AGAINST the Sale
For more information, visit www.ABetterFutureforStay.com.
About Tarsadia Capital
Tarsadia Capital, LLC is the New York-based investment management company of a family office. Tarsadia Capital has a flexible and long-duration investment mandate that focuses on equities and commodities globally. Our investment process employs deep fundamental research on secular inflections to identify and build conviction around asymmetric risk/reward opportunities that will play out over multi-year time horizons.
Tarsadia Capital, LLC (“Tarsadia”), Ravi Bellur, Michael Ching and Vikram Patel (collectively, the “Participants”) have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a definitive proxy statement and accompanying form of proxy to be used in connection with the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company for the Special Meeting. All shareholders of the Company are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and other documents related to the solicitation of proxies by the Participants, as they contain important information, including additional information related to the Participants. The definitive proxy statement and an accompanying GOLD proxy card will be furnished to some or all of the Company’s shareholders and will be, along with other relevant documents, available at no charge on Tarsadia’s campaign website at: www.ABetterFutureForStay.com and the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov/.
Information about the Participants and a description of their direct or indirect interests by security holdings is contained in the definitive proxy statement filed by the Participants with the SEC on May 7, 2021. This document is available free of charge on the SEC website.
This material does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein in any state to any person. In addition, the discussions and opinions in this letter and the material contained herein are for general information only, and are not intended to provide investment advice. All statements contained in this letter that are not clearly historical in nature or that necessarily depend on future events are “forward-looking statements,” which are not guarantees of future performance or results, and the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “potential,” “could,” “opportunity,” “estimate,” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements.
The projected results and statements contained in this letter and the material contained herein that are not historical facts are based on current expectations, speak only as of the date of this letter and involve risks that may cause the actual results to be materially different. Certain information included in this material is based on data obtained from sources considered to be reliable. No representation is made with respect to the accuracy or completeness of such data, and any analyses provided to assist the recipient of this material in evaluating the matters described herein may be based on subjective assessments and assumptions and may use one among alternative methodologies that produce different results. Accordingly, any analyses should also not be viewed as factual and also should not be relied upon as an accurate prediction of future results.
All figures are unaudited estimates and subject to revision without notice. Tarsadia Capital disclaims any obligation to update the information herein and reserves the right to change any of its opinions expressed herein at any time as it deems appropriate. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Tarsadia Capital has neither sought nor obtained the consent from any third party to use any statements or information contained herein that have been obtained or derived from statements made or published by such third parties. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, any such statements or information should not be viewed as indicating the support of such third parties for the views expressed herein.
Mike Verrechia/Bill Dooley
Source: Tarsadia Capital, LLC
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