ASM Pacific sells HK$2.4bn CB to fund DEK buy

Hong Kong-listed semiconductor company exploits chronic lack of supply to pay for acquisition of DEK from Dover.

ASM Pacific sells HK$2.4bn CB to fund DEK buy

The Asian convertible market is firmly open for business as companies in the region get their earnings announcements out of the way.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong-listed ASM Pacific Technology became the second Asian company this week outside Japan to sell a convertible bond, raising HK$2.4 billion $310 million from investors who have been starved of Asian issuance during the recent boom in emerging market credit.

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