Press Release

Commentary: SPH will need to clarify future plans to secure shareholder approval

First published in Business Times on 7 May 2021 Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) announcement of its restructuring and hiving off of the media business into a company limited by guarantee has come as a surprise to many. For several years now,...

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Commentary: Has SGX managed to address all governance concerns on SPACs?

First published in Business Times on 6 May 2021 Latest proposal suggests several ways to protect investors; with additional safeguards proposed by Sias, its third try to list SPACs may succeed The Singapore Exchange's (SGX) Consultation Paper on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies...

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Commentary – AEM offer for CEI: Important for CEI shareholders to be aware of the dividend outlook

First published in Lianhe Zaobao on 13 April 2021 In January, semiconductor firm AEM Holdings proposed to buy all the shares of contract manufacturer CEI Limited for S$99.7m or S$1.15 per share.  The consideration can be paid either all in cash,...

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Press Statement – SGX Consults On SPACS Listing Framework

The Consult paper on SPACS Listing framework is now  and open for discussion. In recent years the interest in SPACS in US market has been exponential and within the first three months of this year alone SPACS...

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Press Statement – Jardine Strategic – independent shareholders can invoke their rights to object to the offer

Independent minority shareholders of Jardine Strategic Holdings have raised concerns about their holdings in Jardine Strategic following the announcement of the acquisition and amalgamation by Jardine Matheson. They contend that the offer price of US$33 per share Jardine...

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Commentary: SIAS reminds unitholders of Soilbuild Reit to take action

First published in Business Times on 5 March 2021 In less than a week, unitholders of Soilbuild Business Space Reit will have to vote on a proposed privatisation offer from Blackstone Real Estate and the executive chairman of the Reit's sponsor,...

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Letter to GuocoLeisure Holdings Limited – Appeal on behalf of minority shareholders of GL Limited

The Board of Directors GuocoLeisure Holdings Ltd c/o DBS Strategic Advisory Institutional Banking Group Dear Sirs, RE: Appeal on behalf of minority shareholders of GL Limited Shareholders of GL Limited, have reached out to SIAS, highlighting their concern that the current offer price of...

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Commentary: SIAS reminds Sunningdale shareholders to cast their votes

Minority independent shareholders of plastic component suppliers Sunningdale Precision have until 3pm today to vote on the offer made by the company’s chairman Koh Boon Hwee via a holding company named Sunrise Technology Investment Holding (STIH) to take Sunningdale private. Since...

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Commentary: 5 investment tips for the new year

First published in Straits Times on 14 February 2021 Knowledge and education are the fundamentals that will help investors As we usher in the Year of the Ox, many are hopeful that 2021 will be better than the one that has just...

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Commentary – First Reit’s EGM: What unitholders should know

First published in Business Times on 15 January 2021 ON JAN 19, unit holders of healthcare real estate investment trust First Reit, whose assets are mainly hospitals in Indonesia, will attend an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) at which two resolutions have...

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