PETRONAS Chemicals Group in the Largest IPO Ever in Southeast Asia
December 20, 2010
Cleary Gottlieb represented PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) and the selling shareholder, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), in PCG’s Ringgit Malaysia 14.78 billion (approximately $4.7 billion) initial public offering, the largest initial public offering ever in Southeast Asia. CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc acted as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners for the institutional offering, and CIMB Investment Bank Berhad acted as the managing underwriter for the retail offering in Malaysia. The shares were sold through a registered public offering in Malaysia and through a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering outside Malaysia. The deal priced on November 12, 2010 and closed on November 24, 2010, and the PCG shares were listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on November 26, 2010. An over-allotment option granted by PETRONAS was exercised in full on December 17, 2010.
PCG is a leading integrated petrochemicals producer in Malaysia and is one of the largest petrochemicals producers in Southeast Asia, with an annual production capacity of over 11 million metric tons. PCG manufactures, markets and sells a diversified range of petrochemical products, including olefins, polymers, fertilizers, methanol and other basic chemicals and derivative products. PETRONAS is a fully integrated oil and gas corporation with operations in more than 30 countries around the world. It is wholly owned by the Malaysian government and ranked in the FORTUNE Global 500.