Possible new controlling shareholder at Innopac

The planned $5 million stock placement planned by Innopac Holdings could result in compliance professional Jack Lim becoming a new controlling shareholder of the investment holding company.

Mr Lim, described as a private investor who works at an international bank, will take 2.5 billion of the five billion placement shares at the offer price of 0.1 cent a share. That will leave him as the largest single shareholder with a 26.42 per cent stake of Innopac's enlarged share capital.

Innopac shares closed at 0.2 cent on May 25. Trading had been halted from Monday to the end of Wednesday.

Innopac did not disclose who the other placees were but said they were independently procured by the placement agent and did not hold any shares in the company as at May 30.

They are also not directors or substantial shareholders of the firm and are not related to each other in any way, other than being co-investors in the company.

Innopac will use $2.25 million of the $5 million proceeds to support new investments and acquisitions. About $500,000 is earmarked for developing existing investment business while the remainder will be used for working capital and placement expenses.

The company will also seek approval from shareholders for the proposed placement, as well as the proposed transfer of controlling interest at an extraordinary general meeting to be convened.

Innopac shares closed at 0.2 cent yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 01, 2018, with the headline 'Possible new controlling shareholder at Innopac'. Print Edition | Subscribe