Monday, 8 November 2021

Strange Chain Offer for SPH REIT By Cuscaden For S$0.964 Per Unit And Possible Leakage of Keppel Corp Counter Offer?

The Cuscaden consortium making up of Capitaland, Mapletree and Ong Beng Seng made a potential chain offer for SPH REIT on top of Singapore Press Holdings ("SPH") for S$0.964 per unit. However, current market price has surged to S$1.02 per unit. Moreover, SPH REIT was at S$1.10 and S$1.20 at one period before the COVID-19 madness. The chain offer is obviously just for show to comply with the takeover code.  Anyway, I hope that Keppel Corp will make a good counter offer for SPH. Since the news was released on 29th October 2021, the 10 days consideration period (if we assume it refers to working days), will mean an announcement soon by or before 12th Nov 2021. 

From the market price of SPH at S$2.170 per share suddenly today (8th Nov 2021), there maybe market speculation of internal news that Keppel Corp most likely will make a counter offer. Keeping my fingers crossed that there is indeed a better offer from Keppel Corp.


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