Share placement in Thailand, HK

Deals for Bangkok Dusit and CKI defy weak markets

An institutional investor exits Thai hospital group Bangkok Dusit via a $135 million block trade, while CKI seeks to raise at least $298 million from a top-up placement.
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Hong Kong: Even a passing typhoon did not deter deals yesterday
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Hong Kong: Even a passing typhoon did not deter deals yesterday </div>

Yesterday seemed like an unlikely day to launch a deal Equity markets in Asia were mixed, but Hong Kong was down for a second day and Europe was looking weak again And on top of that, China Pacific Insurance fell sharply on Monday on the back of a sell-down by Carlyle last Friday

But by 6pm Hong Kong time last night, there were not just one, but three Asian deals in the market, competing for investor attention: Cheung Kong Infrastructure was seeking to raise fresh capital from a top-up placement; an institutional seller was offloading its entire stake in Bangkok Dusit Medical Services; and the chairman of Quanta Computer was monetising...

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