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Ciputra Property to tap up to US$150m in Jakarta IPO

Developer plans to use proceeds to acquire companies and subsidiaries

(HONG KONG/JAKARTA) Indonesian real estate developer PT Ciputra Property is planning to raise up to about US$150 million in a domestic initial public offering, according to a listing prospectus and a source familiar with the deal.

Ciputra Property, a mixed-use commercial property unit of PT Ciputra Development Tbk, plans to sell 40.19 per cent of its enlarged share capital ahead of a listing scheduled for Nov 12.

The company, which has holdings in shopping malls in Jakarta and Semarang, said it plans to use 521.9 billion rupiah (S$85.4 million) from the proceeds to acquire a number of companies and subsidiaries, and the remaining funds from the sale as working capital and for construction costs.

Registration and book- building for the deal are scheduled for Oct 9-19, with pricing due on Oct 22, and the public offering set for Nov 5-7.

The deal is being sponsored by Citigroup and Danareksa.

Indonesian companies have raised over US$3 billion so far this year in initial public offerings and follow-on equity sales according to Thomson Financial, marking a record for Jakarta’s stock market.

Initial public offerings, or IPOs, raised US$680 million.

The Jakarta stock market has risen 30 per cent so far this year on the back of strong foreign demand and an improving economy.

In May, the president director of the Jakarta Stock Exchange, Erry Firmansyah, told Reuters the bourse was aiming to double the number of new listings this year. During 2006, a total of four initial public offerings raised just US $278 million.

Some of the bigger listing candidates in Indonesia include state-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga, which hopes to raise roughly US$300 million this year, and coal miner PT Indo Tambangraya Megah, a unit of Thailand’s Banpu plc, which is looking to raise about US$100 million in an IPO.


Source: Reuters (Business Times 25 Sept 07)


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