CKI raises $438 million from top-up placement

The deal comes after Cheung Kong Infrastructure made a $3.8 billion bid for Northumbrian Water in the UK last week — a move that has pushed CKI's share price 6.8% higher in the past four days.
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Li Ka-shing-controlled CKI has become an exciting growth opportunity (AFP)
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Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings CKI surprised the market with a top-up placement yesterday which, after being upsized by close to 10%, ended up raising about HK$3.41 billion $438 million.

The deal comes only a few days after the Hong Kong-based infrastructure specialist made a non-binding takeover bid for Northumbrian Water in the UK, offering 4.65 per share in cash, or a total of 2.4 billion $3.8 billion. The approach got an enthusiastic response in the market and CKI’s share price has gained 6.8% during the past four days to a new record high, even as the broader Hong Kong market tumbled 4.7% on Monday...

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