Techtronic places CB with small group of investors

The Hong Kong-based manufacturer of Hoovers and power tools raises $125 million from a privately placed CB with warrants, triggering an 18% drop in the share price amid fears of dilution.

When it rains it pours. While rumours abounded on Wednesday and Thursday last week about an upcoming convertible by a Hong Kong-listed Chinese issuer and investment banks were busy fighting for a piece of that action, Hong Kong-based Techtronic Industries quietly placed a $125 million dual-tranche CB with warrants on Thursday night, beating Beijing Enterprises to the punch.

However, the Techtronic deal was privately placed on fixed terms with just six investors meaning Beijing Enterprises, which was finally launched after...

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