Asia Aluminum withdraws tender offer

The controversial offer to buy back bonds and notes becomes impossible after the Chinese municipal government withdraws its financing support. Provisional liquidators are appointed with the aim of preserving assets.

Asia Aluminum has terminated its tender offer, which had been widely criticised and failed to gain support from the holders of the bonds and notes that it was seeking to buy back. The termination was confirmed in a brief statement by the company after Ferrier Hodgson announced that it had been appointed provisional liquidators of the Asia Aluminum group by the High Court in Hong Kong.

The immediate appointment of provisional liquidators was not that surprising since the Chinese aluminium...

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