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Saigon Port to launch IPO on June 30

Hanoi: The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange has announced the initial public offering (IPO) of Saigon Port will be held on June 30.

Under the announced IPO plan, Saigon Port said it would sell 35.7m shares to strategic investors to raise at lease $19m. The port’s assets are valued at almost VND4 trillion ($186m).

Learning from the IPO failure of other ports in Vietnam including Haiphong, Danang and Quang Ninh, which managed to sell less than 50% of the offered shares, the government has agreed to adjust the state holding from an earlier plan of 75% to 51%, in order to attract more investors.

Vingroup, Vietnam Prosperity Bank and Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade  have registered to buy a combined stake of 102% at Saigon Port.

Saigon Port is a subsidiary of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) and now operates four terminals.

Saigon Port reported a net profit of VND65.4bn, up 72% against 2013 respectively.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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