Singapore firm GasHub to list on Australian exchange through reverse takeover

GasHub group CEO Aviers Lim.
GasHub group CEO Aviers Lim.PHOTO: GASHUB
Homegrown gas piping specialist GasHub is going for an Australian listing via a reverse takeover.PHOTO; GASHUB

SINGAPORE - GasHub Group, one of Singapore's largest gas pipeline and energy services specialists, announced on Wednesday (May 24) plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) via a reverse takeover (RTO) of  Australian-listed Raffles Capital Ltd (RAF).

Said GasHub group CEO Aviers Lim: "Listing on the ASX will provide us with a springboard to launch the company across Asia Pacific and market our eco-friendly and cost-effective energy solutions and technology innovations."

Raffles Capital will issue 150 million new shares to GasHub shareholders, valuing the company at A$30 million (S$31.1 million), and 50 million shares to the public at A$0.20 per share.

The A$10 million to be raised from the public offer will support its innovations in energy solutions and to grow its operations in Singapore and the Asia Pacific.

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Specifically, the capital to be raised will be used to grow the engineering division and establish it as the dominant stable gas pipeline service provider in the growing Asia Pacific region, said GasHub. It will also be used to further develop the technology division and roll out GasHub's patented 3GEX System.

Once the proposed RTO of Raffles Capital is completed, its board of directors will resign and the company will change its name to GasHubUnited Holding Limited, with Mr Lim as group CEO and Mr Sydney Kwan as non-executive chairman.

Set up in 1991, GasHub had annual revenue of S$10.8 million and net profit of S$650,000 as at end-December 2016.

The company operates in two divisions: GasHubin Engineering Pte Ltd (Engineering), a gas-energy provider for commercial and residential users and GasHubin Technology Pte Ltd (Technology), a developer of high-technology energy efficiency products.