Company Briefs : Sembcorp Industries

Sembcorp Industries

Sembcorp Industries is redeeming $200 million of 5 per cent subordinated perpetual securities that were issued under its $2.5 billion multi-currency debt issuance programme, the industrial conglomerate announced yesterday before the market opened.

In a filing to the Singapore Exchange yesterday morning, Sembcorp said it is electing to redeem all the perpetual securities at 100 per cent of the principal amount on Aug 21, which is the first call date. Upon redemption, the securities will be cancelled and delisted from the Singapore Exchange. The perpetual securities were issued in 2013.

Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) is raising the purchase price for the acquisition of the intellectual property rights of Oslo-listed Sevan Marine ASA to US$39 million (S$53 million) from US$28 million. This comes after further negotiations with several of Sevan Marine's shareholders, it said in a filing with the Singapore Exchange yesterday.

On June 8, it announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard, was entering into a sale and purchase agreement with Sevan Marine to acquire its interests and title to all its intellectual property; acquire a 95 per cent stake in HiLoad LNG AS, which is a Sevan Marine subsidiary holding certain intellectual property rights; take over all operating and associated costs in maintaining Sevan Marine's three office locations; and accept the transfer of 26 Sevan Marine employees.

SembMarine will fund the revised amount through a combination of internal funds and bank financing, it said.

As part of the revised deal, Sevan Marine will not have a right to terminate the transaction in favour of any alternative offer.

Sevan Marine specialises in the design, engineering and project execution of floating units for offshore applications.Its main product is a cylindrical platform used for floating production and drilling.

In the June announcement, SembMarine highlighted that through the acquisition, it will be well placed with a suite of intellectual properties and knowledge to execute leading-edge design and engineering solutions for the global offshore and marine sectors.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Company Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe