CapitaMalls Asia launches IPO at premium to CapitaLand

The spin-off of CapitaLand's shopping mall business is seeking to raise at least $1.6 billion, making it the largest IPO in Singapore in more than 15 years.

Investors have pushed up the share price of Singapore-listed property group CapitaLand over the past month in anticipation that the spin-off of its wholly owned pan-Asian shopping mall business will release hidden value for the group, and yesterday CapitaLand followed suit by announcing that the initial public offering of the unit will be priced at a premium to its own valuation.

In an announcement to the Singapore Exchange, CapitaLand said it will offer approximately 1.17 billion secondary...

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