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One of the world’s largest warehousing companies, Singapore’s Global Logistic Properties, has just received a US$11.6 billion purchase offer from a Chinese-backed consortium.

The deal would represent the largest ever recorded in Southeast Asia, topping a 2008 telecoms deal in Malaysia worth US$7.9 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

GLP Chairman Seek Ngee Huat said in a statement that the company chose the Chinese group because it believed the offer was “compelling and value-enhancing for all shareholders.”