Philippines: Chinabank set to raise over $300m in rights offer

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China Banking Corp (Chinabank) is set to raise gross proceeds of over $300 million (P15 billion) through a stock rights offering (SRO) on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) slated on April 24 to May 5, 2017. Chinabank intends to use the proceeds to fund the bank’s credit growth in the… Read more »

Philippines’ fintech startup Acudeen wins Seedstars World 2017, bags $500k

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It will enable the PH-listed firm to tap aerospace and defence.


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Sierra Madre expects to make 8-10 SME investments over the life of the fund.


Philippines: Jollibee, Singapore’s Blackbird form JV to enter European market

Jollibee subsidiary will own controlling stake in the JV


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Philippines: PHA’s $10m private placement; Cemex, Sinoma ink pact

Premiere Horizon Alliance Corp (PHA) is looking to raise $10 million in the private placement offer for its West Palawan Premiere Development Corp (WPP) project, while Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc and Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd have signed a deal to build and operate a waste-heat-to-energy (WHTE) facility. Premiere Horizon okays… Read more »


Philippines: MPI, Covanta, Macquarie in waste-to-energy JV with Quezon City

The facility will be capable of processing and converting up to 3,000 metric tons per day of the city’s solid waste into 42MWe of renewable energy ― enough to power between 60,000 to 90,000 homes.


Philippines’ ICTS in race for majority stake in Greek port

Dubai-based P&O and Deutsche Invest Equity Partners have submitted offers.