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China Everbright shares crash after US$1.3b rights issue

HONG KONG, Aug 14 — China Everbright International Ltd plans to raise about HK$9.96 billion (RM5.18 billion) from a rights issue for its waste-to-energy projects, business expansion and the repayment of bank loans. The shares plunged as much as 26…


MNRB falls 9.8% on RM400m rights issue plan

PETALING JAYA: Shares of MNRB Holdings Bhd dipped as much as 9.8% to RM2.11 this morning following its plan to undertake a renounceable rights issue exercise to raise about RM400 million.

At 10.45am, the stock was trading at RM2.12, down 22 sen or 9.4% on 1.61 million shares done.

MNRB intends to inject some RM300 million into its takaful subsidiaries to invest into new information technology infrastructure.

Meanwhile, some RM100 million will be pumped into Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd to explore and develop new products for the local market to further solidify its market leadership in the local insurance industry.


MNRB plans rights issue to raise RM400m

PETALING JAYA: MNRB Holdings Bhd proposes to undertake a renounceable rights issue exercise to raise about RM400 million.
The group told Bursa Malaysia, the entitlement basis for the rights issue and the issue price for the rights shares have not been fixed at this juncture, to provide flexibility to the board in respect of the pricing and number of rights shares to be issued.
Of the proceeds raised, some RM300 million is intended to be injected into MNRB’s takaful subsidiaries, namely Takaful Ikhlas Bhd and a new company, was incorporated on June 5, 2017 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Takaful Ikhlas to assume its general takaful business once the necessary approval has been obtained from Bank Negara Malaysia.
This is pursuant to the requirements of the Islamic Financial Service Act 2013, which states that a takaful operator that carries on both classes of family and general takaful businesses, must take steps to split the businesses under separate legal entities before July 1.
Meanwhile, some RM100 million will be pumped into Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd to explore and develop new products for the local market to further solidify its market leadership in the local insurance industry.
“It would also allow Malaysian Reinsurance to prudently and selectively underwrite a more sizeable share of its business portfolio in the overseas market.”
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the proposed rights issue is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.
MNRB’s share price gained 1 sen or 0.4% to close at RM2.34 yesterday with 265,500 shares changing hands.


Adventa defers proposed rights issue

PETALING JAYA: Adventa Bhd has deferred its rights issue plan after its major shareholder and managing director Low Chin Guan said he is not in a position to provide an undertaking for the fundraising exercise amid legal proceedings against him by Top Glove Corp Bhd.

“In view of the above, the board resolves to defer the proposed rights issue. Adventa will make further announcements in the event there are material developments,” according to Adventa's filing with Bursa Malaysia.

In a separate announcement, Adventa clarified that the group and its subsidiaries are not involved in the legal proceedings between Low and Top Glove.

Adventa's share price declined 4.5 sen or 8.3% to close at 5 sen today on 430,000 shares done.

Last January, Adventa announced a plan to undertakea a right issue exercise on the basis of three rights shares for every three shares as well as one free warrant for every two rights shares subscribed. The rights issue was to raise RM50.42 million for business expansion and working capital.

The group proposed to procure irrevocable undertakings from Low to subscribe for his rights entitlements and all the remaining rights shares which have not been subscribed. 


Priceworth shares to go ex-rights on July 18

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Shares in timber and forest plantation group Priceworth International Bhd will trade ex-rights on July 18, for its RM102.37 million renounceable two-for-one rights issue with bonus shares. The provisional allotment of rights…


Asia Brands to raise funds via rights issue, private placement

PETALING JAYA: Asia Brands Bhd is looking to raise up to RM63.97 million through its proposed renounceable rights issue and private placement exercises.

The group told Bursa Malaysia, the rights issue exercise involves an issuance of up to 116.32 million new shares at an issue price of 35 sen per rights share on the basis of one right share for every one share held.

The rights issue is expected to raise gross proceeds of between RM30.15 million and RM40.71 million, which will be used for the repayment of its RM40 million Islamic medium-term notes (IMTN) (Tranche 1, Series 3) due on March 16, 2019.

The IMTN repayment is expected to result in an estimated interest saving of up to RM2.44 million per annum. Asia Brand’s total outstanding IMTN stands at RM90 million.

Meanwhile, the group will issue up to 46.53 million new shares, representing up to 20% of its enlarged issued shares, for a private placement exercise, upon completion and assuming full subscription of the rights issue.

The placement shares are for independent third party investors to be identified at a later date.

Based on an indicative issue price of 50 sen per placement share, the private placement is expected to raise gross proceeds of up to RM23.26 million to repay the remaining balance of RM10 million of the RM40 million IMTN (Tranche 1, Series 3) and partly repay the RM20 million IMTN (Tranche 1, Series 4) due on March 16, 2020.


High tech firms buck slowdown in global equity raising

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Green Packet share price down 5% on proposed rights issue

PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd's share price fell 5% this morning after it proposed a renounceable rights issue exercise to raise up to RM52.57 million for its business expansion plans.

At 11.02am, Green Packet was trading at 38 sen with 3.49 million shares changing hands.

The group said the rights issue entails an issuance of up to 150.2 million rights shares on the basis of one rights share for every five existing shares held, together with up to 450.61 million warrants on the basis of three warrants for every one rights share subscribed.

Based on an indicative issue price of 35 sen per rights share, the gross proceeds from the proposed rights issue are expected to be as much as RM52.57 million.

Proceeds raised will be used for the purchase of trade equipment, future viable investment, working capital for media and digital services, fintech solutions and general working capital.


Green Packet plans 1-for-5 rights issue to raise up to RM52.57m

PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd proposes a renounceable rights issue exercise to raise up to RM52.57 million for its business expansion plans.

The group told Bursa Malaysia that the rights issue entails an issuance of up to 150.2 million rights shares on the basis of one rights share for every five existing shares held, together with up to 450.61 million warrants on the basis of three warrants for every one rights share subscribed.

Based on an indicative issue price of 35 sen per rights share, the gross proceeds from the proposed rights issue are expected to be as much as RM52.57 million.

Proceeds raised will be used for the purchase of trade equipment, future viable investment, working capital for media and digital services, fintech solutions and general working capital.

Meanwhile, assuming the full exercise of warrants, Green Packet is expected to raise up to RM157.71 million. The warrants may be exercised at any time within five years from the issuance date.

The group said apart from expanding the business organically, it may also expand inorganically via mergers and acquisitions of businesses or investments that will be in the same, similar or complementary industry to that of its existing business.

It noted that the proposed rights issue with warrants will strengthen the group's financial position with enhanced shareholders' funds and reduced gearing level as compared with bank borrowings.

Green Packet shares closed 6 sen or 17.6% higher at 40 sen on 3.13 million shares done.