Leung gets optimal pricing from vendor financing

Frances Leung couldn't have gotten such attractive pricing had he gone to the region's commercial lenders.

There has been a lot of conjecture made in recent days regarding former Hong Kong financier Francis LeungÆs acquisition of a 23% stake in PCCW. Leung is set to acquire the stake in PCCW held by Singapore-listed Pacific Century Regional Developments PCRD at HK$6 $0.77 per share, a total consideration of HK$9.2 billion $1.2 billion.

Furthermore, Richard Li through PCRD has agreed to lend HK$6.4 billion $820 million to Francis Leung to partially finance the...

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