Wah Kwong float attracts two cornerstones

The Hong Kong ship owner aims to raise up to $164 million to fund an aggressive expansion of its dry-bulk fleet.

Small-scale ship owner Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings is aiming to raise between HK$972.5 million and HK$1.28 billion $125 million to $164 million from its initial public offering and has attracted two cornerstone investors to the deal, sources said yesterday.

The final investment amount has yet to be determined, but Hong Kong-based commodities trading firm Noble Group and Taiwanese bulk shipping firm U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation have both agreed to support the IPO and are expected to take...

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