Sunday, August 16, 2009

BVI subsidiary of Shanghai Industrial holdings sells 30.18% stake in food company

Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited, a HK-based company engaged in the infrastructure, medicine, consumer products and real estate industry, through its wholly-owned subsidiary S.I. Food Products Holdings, Ltd. (SIFP), registered in the British Virgin Islands, has entered into a share transfer agreement with Bright Food (Group) Co. for sale of 30.18% stake in a dairy products manufacturer Bright Dairy & Food Co., Ltd. By terms of the deal, the stake is sold for a cash consideration of US$227.19 million.

This transaction corresponds the objective of Shanghai Industrial Holdings to optimize its asset portfolio by divesting its non-core businesses and concentrating its resources on the core businesses. It would give Shanghai Industrial Holdings an estimated disposal gain before tax of approximately US$121.96 million, which is intended to be used for general working capital purposes and to fund future acquisitions. The China-based Bright Food will pay 50 per cent of the consideration, or US$113.59 million, to a custodian bank account which will be operated jointly by the BVI subsidiary of Shanghai Industrial Holdings or its nominees and Bright Food within three business days after signing of the share transfer agreement.

The offer price of US$0.72 per sale share represents an approximately 95% premium over the book cost of US$0.37 per sale share.

The share transfer agreement is to be executed by the parties involved in the transaction on or before November 30, 2009.