The Housing Chronicles Blog: Lennar to buy CalAtantic to become No. 1 home builder

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lennar to buy CalAtantic to become No. 1 home builder

Home builder Lennar has announced an industry-changing purchase of CalAtlantic (itself the merger of Ryland and Standard Pacific in 2015):

The business combination will create the nation's largest homebuilder with the last twelve months of revenues in excess of $17 billion and equity market capitalization, based on current market prices, of approximately $18 billion. The combined company will control approximately 240,000 homesites and will have approximately 1,300 active communities in 49 markets across 21 states, where approximately 50% of the U.S. population currently lives.
It is currently anticipated that the transaction will generate annual cost savings and synergies of approximately $250 million, with approximately $75 million achieved in fiscal year 2018. These synergies are expected to be achieved through direct cost savings, reduced overhead costs and the elimination of duplicate public company expenses. Additional savings are also expected through production efficiencies, technology initiatives, and the roll out of Lennar's digital marketing and dynamic pricing programs.

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