Kerry Express (KEX) has announced its initial public offering of 300 million shares at a price of 28 baht per share.
KEX, Thailand’s leading parcel express brand announces the pricing of its initial public offering of 300 million shares at a price of 28 baht per share, the highest price of the offering price range. The shares are expected to start trading on The Stock Exchange of Thailand on 24th December 2020, under the ticker symbol “KEX“.
KEX stated that it had received very strong investor interest with more than 23 times oversubscription from institutional investors and approximately 10 times oversubscription from cornerstone investors. The proceeds from the offering are intended to be used for Kerry Express’s express delivery network expansion and investments in its transportation network to enhance its operational efficiency, in the development of IT systems, the repayment of existing indebtedness to banks and as working capital for business operations.
Ms. Veena Lertnimitr, Director, SCB Securities Company Limited, the company’s joint lead underwriter and joint bookrunner, and Mr. Prasert Tantayawit, Managing Director, Investment Banking Department, Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) Plc., another joint lead underwriter and joint bookrunner shared that the overwhelming interest from investors came particularly from institutional investors whom have oversubscribed by approximately more than 23 times at the higher end of the IPO price range. The outcome reflects investors’ confidence in Kerry Express as the market leader in express parcel delivery with outstanding business performance and very strong brand recognition.
Citigroup and Credit Suisse led the international sales of the IPO as joint bookrunners.