KUALA LUMPUR: I REIT Managers Sdn Bhd, the management company of AME Real Estate Investment Trust (AME REIT) has announced that its initial public offering (IPO) was well-received by investors.
In a statement, it said AME REIT’s institutional offering was well-received with approximately 4.20 times cover over the 109.5 million units made available for the bookbuilding process.
The IPO exercise entails an offering of 254.8 million units, representing 49.0% of total 520.0 million units in AME REIT.
For its institutional offering, AME REIT received a demand for a total of 459.2 million units at the top end of the bookbuilding range of RM1.15 per unit from the Malaysian institutional investors and selected investors (excluding Bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry).
Upon the conclusion of the bookbuilding process, the institutional price has been fixed at RM1.13 per unit.
Meanwhile, the ballot portion of public tranche of its IPO on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad was oversubscribed by 2.46 times.
The retail offering comprises 10.4 million units made available to the Malaysian public, 7.8 million units to the eligible directors and employees of AME Elite Consortium Bhd and its subsidiaries, and restricted offer for sale of 128.1 million units to the shareholders of AME Elite on the basis of one unit for every five ordinary shares held in AME Elite on Aug 15.,
AME REIT received a total of 1,567 applications for 36.0 million units for its offering of 10.4 million units for application by the Malaysian public.
The final retail price is fixed at RM1.13 per unit, which is at RM0.02 lower than the retail price of RM1.15 per unit.
The difference of RM0.02 per unit shall be refunded to all successful subscribers for the retail offering.
AME REIT is slated for listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on Sept 20 with a market capitalisation of approximately RM588mil based on the final retail price.
I REIT Managers chairman and executive director Simon Lee Sai Boon said the positive response from the institutional investors and Malaysian public was a vote of confidence for its unique positioning as a sponsor-led REIT with positive potential of strong inorganic growth.
“With industrial space solutions provider AME Elite as our sponsor, AME REIT will be able to leverage on their future property development projects as a ready source for high-quality tenanted industrial properties, workers’dormitories and warehouses for acquisition.
“Moreover, our prospects would be further enhanced by the mandate to acquire third-party properties beyond the sponsor’s undertakings,” he said.
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