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Brisk start for SMC share sale

 

SAN Miguel Corp. (SMC) has begun the domestic offering of its shares, with the share sale “going extremely well,” according to one of its domestic book runners.

“Even if [the information is] just going out and [it is] just the first day of [the] offer, [there] has been lots of offers,” Ed Francisco, BDO Capital and Investments Corp. president, said in a text message.

Besides BDO Capital, the other domestic book runners of the offering are ATR KimEng Capital Partners Inc. and SB Capital Investment Corp.


SMC and key shareholder Top Frontier Investment Holdings Inc. plan to raise P3.47 billion from selling 31.52 million shares of the food and beverage giant at P110 apiece, which is at the low-end of the guidance provided by book runners

These shares are part of the 110.32 million common shares consisting of 27.58 million treasury shares and 82.74 million held by Top Frontier.

The domestic joint book runners advised the Philippine Stock Exchange that it is offering 7.37 million shares through the local brokers at a purchase price of P110.331 per offer share, including crossing related fees and expenses.

Should all 134 active brokers take part in the offering, each trading participant will likely get an allocation of 55,000 shares worth P6.07 million each.

SMC shares were last traded at P153 before the company was cleared for a voluntary trading suspension to “deter any speculative transaction” ahead of its follow-on offering.

 

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