Frasers Property Thailand debenture 4.5 times oversubscribed
published : 5 May 2021 at 15:27
5-billion-baht subscription underscores investor confidence in integrated real estate platform
Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited or “FPT”, the first fully integrated real estate platform in Thailand, successfully issued a three-year debenture for 5 billion baht with an overwhelming oversubscription of 4.5 times. This response reflects the confidence investors have in Frasers Property Thailand as a leading integrated real estate platform with multi-asset class expertise comprising residential, industrial and commercial businesses. Proceeds from the capital raised will be used to further strengthen FPT’s real estate platform through investments and support the company’s capital expenditure and business operations in 2021.
Mr. Thanapol Sirithanachai, Country Chief Executive Officer, Frasers Property Thailand said that the Company had been receiving overwhelming responses from institutional investors for debenture subscriptions. The 5-billion-baht debenture with fixed interest rate at 2.16% and three-year maturity was set to be issued on 6 May 2021.
“Institutional investors regard FPT as a resilient company with capabilities to grow sustainability and thrive amid challenges through its diversified portfolio in fulfilment of its ‘One Platform’ strategy,” Mr. Thanapol said. “The combination of its strong financial position, financial discipline and effective management drove demand for the debenture. Pursuing sustainable growth for the company, the proceeds from the debenture issuance will be used for repayment of borrowings, future developments, and investments.”
TRIS Rating has affirmed the company rating on Frasers Property (Thailand) PLC (FPT) at “A-” with a “stable” outlook. The rating reflects FPT’s leading position as an integrated property development company, its growing brand recognition and revenue in the residential property market, and proven track record in ready-built factories and warehouses for rent. The rating also takes into consideration FPT’s status as a strategically important member of Frasers Property, a multi-national developer-owner-operator of real estate products and services listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited and United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited are the arrangers of this debenture issuance.