DoubleDragon's P14.71 billion real estate investment trust IPO gets regulator nod


Posted at Feb 17 2021 04:32 PM

DoubleDragon's P14.71 billion real estate investment trust IPO gets regulator nod 1
The Double Dragon Plaza, under the Double Dragon Properties in Pasay City on May 22, 2018. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News/File

MANILA - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it approved the initial public offering (IPO) of the real estate investment trust (REIT) by DoubleDragon Properties Corp worth nearly P14.71 billion.

In a Feb. 16 decision, the SEC approved the registration statement of DDMP REIT Inc for 17,827,465,406 common shares for listing on the Philippine Stock Exchange, it said in a statement.

"The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has considered favorably the nearly P14.71 billion initial public offering (IPO) of a real estate investment trust (REIT) largely sponsored by DoubleDragon Properties Corp," it said.
DoubleDragon set the maximum offer price at P2.25 apiece, the statement said. The SEC said the company planned to conduct the IPO from March 5 to 11 and debut at the stock exchange on March 19. 

The company will offer up to 5,942,488,469 common shares to the public which are currently owned by DoubleDragon, Benedict V. Yujuico and Teresita M. Yujuico, the SEC said. Some 594,248,847 shares were set aside for overallotment.

New investors will hold as much as 36.67 percent of interest, DoubleDragon will retain 44.33 percent while the Yujuicos with 9.65 percent and 9.35 percent, respectively, the SEC said.

Credit Suisse Ltd, DBS Bank Ltd, Nomura Singapore Ltd and PNB Capital and Investment Corp will act as joint global coordinators for the offering, the regulator said.
Credit Suisse, DBS, Nomura, CIMB, Macquarie, and Maybank are the bookrunners while PNB Capital, ICCP, and RCBC Capital as domestic underwriters.

DDMP's portfolio includes 6 office towers within the DD Meridian Park.

Real estate investment funds give the public more options to engage in property investments.

Ayala Land also listed its own real estate investment trust at the stock exchange last year.


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