San Miguel names 8 banks for P30-B preferred share offer


Posted at Feb 11 2016 12:40 PM

MANILA - San Miguel Corp. has selected eight banks to help it sell P30 billion ($633 million) worth of preferred shares, a preliminary prospectus released on Thursday showed.

The company has mandated BDO Capital & Investment, China Bank Capital, ING Bank, PNB Capital and Investment, RCBC Capital, SB Capital Investment, Standard Chartered Bank, and United Coconut Planters Bank as lead underwriters and bookrunners.

San Miguel is looking to sell 280 million Series 2 preferred shares with an over-subscription option of up to 120 million shares at P75 each.

The timing and dividend rate of the offer have yet to be finalized.

It said proceeds will be principally used to refinance existing U.S. dollar-denominated obligations and for general corporate purposes.

The initial offer is part of an P80 billion fundraising plan involving preferred shares to be issued within a three-year period.

San Miguel, which has added power, mining, telecommunications, oil refining and infrastructure to its stable of food, beverage and beer businesses, remains on lookout for potential acquisitions, president Ramon Ang has said.