China Oilfield jacks up huge demand

The oil services company garners nearly twice the demand of China Telecom in one of the most successful international equity offerings from the Mainland in recent years.

China Oilfield was priced just off the top of its indicative range on Friday after receiving double digit oversubscription on both its retail and institutional tranches. The 1.334 billion share deal pre shoe saw its institutional book close 15 times oversubscribed and retail book close 18 times oversubscribed, triggering a clawback, which will result in a final allocation of 70% to institutions and 30% to retail.

Backed by Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch, the company raised $287.5 million on pricing of HK$1.68 per share, against a marketed range of HK$1.40 to HK$1.70. Pre shoe, the company has sold 35% of its issued share capital, with BOCI, CLSA, ICEA...

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