SGX has its more "advanced" regulations in listing Business Trust to thank for that it is be able to attract Li Ka-Shing's Hutchison Port Holdings Trust ("HPT") to list here rather than in Hong Kong.
It is the first listed container port business trust and the market leader in the world's largest trading hub - the Pearl River Delta. The investment mandate is to invest, develop, operate and manage container ports as well as other port assets. It is likely to take the honor of the largest IPO ever on SGX. The indicative price range is from US$0.91 to US$1.08 per unit and the yield is expected to be 5.5%-6.5% for FY2011 and 6.1%-7.2% for FY2012.
The yield is pretty attractive and with China likely to be leading the world's economy for the next decade, the assets should be worth much more as well in future. If i am forced to choose, I would definitely prefer this over the Perennial China. It is likely to be an attractive stag for me and the IPO has attracted key cornerstone investors including Temasek, Paulson & Co and Cathy Life Insurance.
Multiple applications is allowed for placement and public offer tranche. I am sure PSA will be looking at this closely to see how they can monetise their assets by listing the port assets. I will update again on the yield once the pricing from the book building is finalized.