State fertiliser firm IPO fully sold

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 15:54


The State-owned PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Company Limited auctioned its shares in an IPO at the HCM City Stock Exchange on December 11. — VNS photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Company Limited has raised nearly VND1.58 trillion (US$74 million) from its initial public offering on November 11 at the HCM City Stock Exchange.

PVCFC said it successfully sold all of around 129 million shares in the IPO at an average price of VND12,251, VND251 higher than the initial price. The shares account for 24.36 per cent of the companys capital.

The auction saw 1,303 investors registering to buy 141.4 million shares, or 10 higher than the number offered.

The company said 24 domestic and two foreign organisations bid for 66.3 million and seven million shares respectively, while 1,265 Vietnamese individuals bid for 68.1 million shares and 12 foreigners registered to buy 35,100 shares.

The highest price was VND24,000, and the lowest, VND12,100 a share.

The IPO has spurred its chartered capital to nearly VND5.3 trillion ($248.35 million). The Viet Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) remains the companys largest share holder after the IPO with a 51 per cent stake.

The company plans to sell another 129 million shares to strategic investors, who it hopes will strengthen its finances and management and help improve its performance.

Bui Minh Tien, general director of PVCFC, said the company is set to change its name to PetroVietnam Ca MauFertilizerJoint Stock Company.

The company will list on the HCM City Stock Exchange next March. — VNS

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