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Metro Pacific raises new capital and Kookmin finally hits the market

The Philippine infrastructure company raises $201 million from a placement at a 5% discount, while Kookmin attempts to sell $1.7 billion of shares in KB Financial and KDIC tries to raise about $141 million by selling shares in Shinhan Financial.

It was a busy night for placements in Asia last night with two Korean blocks in the market and Philippine infrastructure investment company Metro Pacific Investments raising Ps8.64 billion $201 million from a top-up placement that was upsize due to solid demand.

The largest of the two Korean blocks was Kookmin Bank’s sell-down of treasury shares in its parent company KB Financial Group, which was first flagged in April, when the company started to look for banks to help arrange the deal. There have been several attempts to put a deal together since then with different banks on the ticket. Last night’s deal was jointly arranged by Bank of America...

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