BT Mark To Market Podcast: Examining Sembmarine’s merger deal

In this episode, BT senior correspondent Ben Paul gives his take on the Sembmarine-Keppel O&M merger. PHOTO: BT GRAPHIC

Synopsis: Listen to senior correspondent Ben Paul's analysis and insight on market trends and corporate issues in Singapore in this podcast series based on his weekly column in The Business Times.

Why is the Sembmarine-Keppel O&M merger happening now, after so many years of market speculation? What does it all mean for Sembmarine, and is its stock worth owning now? Ben Paul has the answers.

Highlights: (click/tap above)

01:10 Announcement of merger terms triggered sell-off

03:35 Mystery of the S$500 million cash payment solved

06:18 Sembmarine shareholders will suffer NTA dilution

07:25 Merger is driven by priorities of parent companies

11:19 Determining the right moment to buy Sembmarine

Produced by: Ben Paul ( and Howie Lim

Edited by: Howie Lim

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