PH Resorts Group Holdings, Inc. (PHR), the Udenna Group’s tourism and gaming business firm, secured the approval of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on its proposed follow-on offering of primary shares. This comes after the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval last January 24, 2019.
The approvals secured provide that PHR may sell up to 1.786 billion in common shares, with an additional of up to 267.95 million shares earmarked for the stabilization related option.
Proceeds of the offering are expected primarily to fund the design, construction, and development of the first phases of PHR’s two integrated casino resorts, The Emerald in Mactan, Cebu, and Clark Resort in Pampanga, with any excess proceeds to be used for financing expansion of the Donatela Hotel in Panglao, Bohol, as well as general corporate purposes. Subject to market conditions, pricing of the proposed offering is expected after the conclusion of a global roadshow that began yesterday.
Chairman of PH Resorts Group Holdings, Inc., Dennis Uy, said the approval of the SEC and PSE takes the firm closer to its aim to heighten the country’s competitiveness in the tourism and gaming industry.
“The Emerald and Clark Resort are envisioned to be world-class premium tourism projects aimed at attracting local and international tourists. The same goal is reflected in our expansion of the Donatela Hotel,” he said.
The company has mandated CLSA Ltd. and UBS AG’s Singapore branch as the international underwriters, while China Bank Capital Corporation has been mandated as the domestic lead underwriter of the proposed offering.
ABOUT THE UDENNA GROUP
Incorporated on March 19, 2002, Udenna Corporation is at the helm of the diversified business interests of the Udenna Group in petroleum and oil through Phoenix Petroleum; shipping and logistics through Chelsea Logistics; real estate through Udenna Development; education through Enderun Colleges; and infrastructure through Udenna Infrastructure, among others.
The Udenna Group has exponentially grown for over 15 years. It successfully listed Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. and Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. on the Philippine Stock Exchange in 2007 and 2017, respectively.
PHR is the holding entity for the tourism-related businesses of the Udenna Group which includes, among others, the integrated resort and casino projects in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu and Clark Global City in Angeles, Pampanga.
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