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Placements beat rights as companies take quickest route to funds

Placements of S$3.1b so far this year surpass rights issue total as volatility picks up

Mr Vijendran: "Backed by stronger investor appetite for yielding assets, REITs were able to raise sizeable equity via placements."


WHEN time is of the essence, share placements beat rights issues for companies in need of funds - especially when market volatility is up.

Bankers say placements are increasingly the capital-raising instrument of choice for listed companies because dealing with strategic...

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