Astro IPO

Astro Malaysia eyes IPO of up to $2 billion

Pre-marketing is underway for Astro Malaysia, a pay-TV company that is the latest high-profile deal to test investor appetite in Malaysia.
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Astro dominates Malaysia's pay-TV market
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Astro dominates Malaysia's pay-TV market </div>

Bankers started pre-marketing yesterday for Astro Malaysia Holdings, a consumer media entertainment group that is aiming to raise about $1.5 billion to $2 billion from its initial public offering, sources said.

Astro Malaysia is Malaysia’s leading integrated cross-media group with operations in four key businesses pay-TV, radio, content and digital and is the biggest residential pay-TV operator in the country. In 2011, it had a market penetration rate of about 50% of Malaysian TV households, of which it had a market share of about 99% of the residential pay-TV market, according to a draft prospectus.

According to the current timetable, the pre-marketing is expected to continue until...

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