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Eastland Equity proposes rights issue to raise up to RM39.8m

PETALING JAYA: Eastland Equity Bhd proposes a renounceable rights issue to raise maximum proceeds of RM39.8 million based on the indicative issue price of 13.5 sen per rights share.

Through its subsidiaries, the group develops and invests in property, operates tour and travel agencies, and provides leasing and hire purchase financing services. It also operates as licensed insurance brokers, trades timber, and operates hotel.

Eastland will issue up to 294.8 million rights shares with up to 147.4 million warrants, on the basis of six rights shares for every five existing shares held and one warrant for every two rights shares subscribed.

The group told the stock exchange yesterday, the proceeds will be utilised to finance its wholly-owned unit FBO Land (Setapak) Sdn Bhd's land acquisition of RM23.27 million cash.

FBO has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with PCK Properties Sdn Bhd for the acquisition of a parcel of leasehold development land in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah measuring approximately 2,181.80 square meters.

In addition, Eastland said proceeds from the rights issue will also be used for the repayment of bank borrowings as well as working capital.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the proposals are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018.

At the noon break, Eastland shares fell half a sen or 2.9% to 16.5 sen on some 140,000 shares done.


HSS shares fall on private placement, rights issue exercise

PETALING JAYA: HSS Engineers Bhd’s share price fell 0.85% this morning after it proposed to undertake a private placement and rights issue to raise up to RM84.29 million to fund its foray into the water industry.

As at 11.07am, HSS stood at RM1.16 with 196,200 shares changing hands.

HSS had entered into a conditional shares sale agreement to acquire the entire stake in SMHB Engineering Sdn Bhd for RM270 million, which will be satisfied via RM162 million cash and and the issuance of 94.74 million new shares at an issue price of RM1.14 per share.

It will issue up to 31.91 million new rights shares on the basis of one rights share for every 10 shares held.

The rights issue exercise will be accompanied by a bonus issue of up to 15.95 million new shares on the basis of one bonus share for every two rights shares subscribed as well as up to 47.86 million free warrants on the basis of three warrants for every two rights shares subscribed.


HSS Engineers to raise up to RM84.29 million via private placement, rights issue to fund water industry venture

PETALING JAYA: HSS Engineers Bhd (HEB) proposes to undertake a private placement and rights issue to raise up to RM84.29 million to fund its foray into the water industry.

HEB has entered into a conditional shares sale agreement to acquire the entire stake in SMHB Engineering Sdn Bhd for RM270 million, which will be satisfied via RM162 million cash and and the issuance of 94.74 million new shares at an issue price of RM1.14 per share.

The group told Bursa Malaysia that it will issue up to 31.91 million new rights shares on the basis of one rights share for every 10 shares held.

The rights issue exercise will be accompanied by a bonus issue of up to 15.95 million new shares on the basis of one bonus share for every two rights shares subscribed as well as up to 47.86 million free warrants on the basis of three warrants for every two rights shares subscribed.

Meanwhile, a total of 52.3 million placement shares will be placed out to investors identified at a later stage.

Both private placement and rights issue are expected to raise up to RM52.3 million and RM31.91 million respectively.

The acquisition sum will also be funded via bank borrowings of RM85 million.

SMHB is principally an engineering consultancy company providing civil, structural, mechanical and electrical consultancy services.

HEB said the purchase consideration was arrived at after taking into consideration the adjusted profit after tax of SMHB and its subsidiaries of about RM28.9 million for the financial year ended April 30, 2017 as well as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (ebitda) of about RM36.7 million for the same period.

It noted that the proposed acquisition will combine the strengths of two leading Malaysian engineering consultancy firms to be a key contender to undertake projects not only in Malaysia but in the international market.

“The order book of the HEB group would increase significantly from approximately RM400 million currently to RM738 million after the proposed acquisition,” it said, adding that the group's workforce will increase to over 1,000 employees from the current 600 employees.

At 3.31pm, HEB shares fell one sen or 0.87% to RM1.14 on some 244,000 shares done.


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Sumatec Resources a step closer to full control of oil & gas field in Kazakhstan

PETALING JAYA: Sumatec Resources Bhd, which has a number of acquisition proposals in hand, has entered into a heads of agreement with Tan Sri Halim Saad-controlled Markmore Sdn Bhd to acquire the entire equity interest in Markmore Energy (Labuan) Ltd for US$370 million (RM1.55 billion), which will see the group gaining full ownership of the Rakushechnoye oil and gas field in Kazakhstan.

Upon the signing of the share sale agreement, Sumatec will formally terminate the pending corporate exercises announced earlier, including the proposed acquisition of 100% equity interest in Borneo Energy Oil and Gas Ltd for US$290 million (RM1.02 billion) and 100% stake in Markmore Energy (Labuan) Ltd for US$250 million (RM1 billion) as well as a private placement and arights issue.

Explaining the rationale behind the latest proposed acquisition, Sumatec noted that currently it is only entitled 50% of the profits from the oil produced at the Rakushechnoye oil and gas field, but the Markmore Energy buy will enable it to effectively own the entire oil and gas reserves at the field.

In addition, Sumatec’s profile will be enhanced with greater flexibility on future fund raising as well as strengthen its financial and cash flow position.

Sumatec’s share price was unchanged at 5 sen today, with some 1.7 million shares changing hands.


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