Home builder Bovis Properties has rejected two potential gives for the agency from rivals within the sector.
The corporate mentioned it had turned down the separate approaches from Redrow and Galliford Strive, however that talks with the latter proceed.
Redrow recommended a share and money deal, and Galliford Strive an all-share supply.
However Kent-based Bovis rejected each of the approaches on the grounds that they didn’t mirror the “underlying worth of the Bovis enterprise”.
It mentioned: “The board additionally concluded that the Redrow proposal was not within the pursuits of Bovis shareholders because the money ingredient of the supply would require shareholders to crystallise worth on the present Bovis valuation.”
The corporate added: “Redrow subsequently indicated that it was not prepared to enhance the phrases of its proposal and discussions have been terminated. Discussions with Galliford Strive are ongoing.”
Shares in FTSE-250 agency Bovis have been at 828p at shut of inventory market buying and selling on Friday, valuing the agency at about £1.1bn.
Fellow FTSE-250 member Galliford Strive is price roughly £1.3bn.
Final month Bovis mentioned it had put aside £7m to compensate prospects who have been offered homes that have been unfinished and had electrical and plumbing faults.
The home builder mentioned then that the experiences of a big variety of prospects “fell beneath the excessive requirements they rightly anticipated”.
Bovis noticed pre-tax income for final yr fall three% to £154.7m.
The FTSE 250 agency is with out a chief govt at current and is led by chairman Ian Tyler.
In January David Ritchie stepped down as chief govt after eight years within the function, weeks after a warning over income.