|Public Offer of 125,000,000 Shares;|
Offer Price Ranges from HK$0.90 to HK$1.20 per Share
HONG KONG, May 4, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Okura Holdings Limited ("Okura" or the "Group"), a pachinko hall operator in Japan, has commenced the Hong Kong Public Offer on 28 April 2017.
Okura intends to offer a total of 125,000,000 Shares, of which 90% of the Offer Shares, or 112,500,000 Shares, are for Placing Shares (subject to re-allocation); and the remaining 10% of the Offer Shares, or 12,500,000 Shares, are for the Hong Kong Public Offer (subject to re-allocation). After deducting underwriting fees and other estimated expenses in relation to the Share Offer, the net proceeds which the Group will receive from the Share Offer is estimated to be approximately HK$55.2 million (equivalent to approximately JPY783.8 million), assuming an Offer Price of HK$1.05, being the mid-point of the indicative Offer Price range of HK$0.90 to HK$1.20.
The Hong Kong Public Offer commenced at 9:00 a.m. on 28 April 2017 (Friday), and will end at 12:00 noon on 8 May 2017 (Monday). The final Offer Price, the level of indication of interest in the Placing, the level of applications in the Hong Kong Public Offer and the basis of the allocation of the Hong Kong Public Offer Shares, are expected to be announced on 12 May 2017 (Friday). Dealings in Okura's Shares on the SEHK will commence at 9:00 a.m. on 15 May 2017 (Monday) under the stock code 1655. Shares will be traded in board lots of 5,000 Shares.
Altus Capital Limited is the Sponsor. Crosby Securities Limited is the Sole Bookrunner and Lead Manager.
The Group aims to capture a greater share of the pachinko industry by actively pursuing expansion opportunities through establishing new or acquiring pachinko halls in desirable locations as consolidation opportunities arise. Meanwhile, the Group also places significant focus on customer experience thereby enhancing recurring visits. To achieve this, the Group conducts analysis on customer preferences and acquires machines that generate most customers' interests from customer and hence higher customer traffic. Furthermore, the Group is also committed to provide a refreshing and spacious environment to customers with quality customer services.
As a mid-sized Pachinko Hall Operator, Okura is well-positioned to capitalise on the consolidation opportunities in the pachinko industry and expand its business in line with the strategies set out above. In addition, the Group believes that the Listing will enable them to raise corporate profile, enhance capital base and diversify fund raising channels to facilitate such planned expansion.
Use of Net Proceeds
Assuming an Offer Price of HK$1.05 (being the mid-point of the indicative Offer Price range), the estimated net proceeds are expected to be approximately HK$55.2 million (equivalent to approximately JPY783.8 million), intended to be applied for the following purposes:
Uses / Amount (HK$ million) / Amount (JPY million) / Percentage(%)
- Establishing a flagship pachinko hall in the Kyushu region with around 800 machines / 27.6 / 391.9 / 50.0
- Renovating different parts of six pachinko halls during the year ending 30 June 2018 and eight pachinko halls during the year ending 30 June 2019 (two additional pachinko halls on top of the six halls during the year ending 30 June 2018) / 22.1 / 313.5 / 40.0
- Working capital and other general corporate purposes / 5.5 / 78.4 / 10.0
About Okura Holdings Limited
Okura Holdings Limited ("Okura") is a pachinko hall operator in Japan. Okura opened its first pachinko hall in Nagasaki in 1968, in which its headquarters has since been located. Okura is a mid-sized pachinko hall operator with halls operating across Japan in Kyushu region, Kanto region, Kansai region and the Chugoku region.
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May 4, 2017 09:00 HKT/SGT
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