Keppel Corporation - OCBC Investment 2021-06-25: Long-awaited Merger Of O&M

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Keppel Corporation - Long-awaited Merger Of O&M




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Combining Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine

  • Both Keppel Corporation and Sembcorp Marine have entered into a non-binding MOU with regards to exclusive negotiations with a view to combine Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine. Keppel Corporation and the Combined Entity will enter into a strategic partnership, pursuant to which Keppel Corporation will hold 50% of a JV that will be established between Keppel Corporation and Combined Entity. This would allow Keppel Corporation to continue accessing Keppel O&M's capabilities required for its projects.
  • The Combined Entity is envisaged to be a listed entity, and Sembcorp Marine's shareholders will hold shares in the Combined Entity, while Keppel Corporation will receive shares in the Combined Entity and a cash consideration of up to S$500m (or a cash component with the economic equivalent effect).


Intends to distribute to shareholders all the Combined Entity shares

  • If the proposed transactions are successfully completed, it is intended that shareholders of Keppel Corporation will receive in specie all of the Combined Entity shares received. This means that Keppel Corporation itself will not be a shareholder of the Combined Entity ultimately.


Also signs non-binding MOU with Temasek unit

  • Keppel Corporation has also signed a non-binding MOU with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek for Keppel O&M's legacy rigs and associated receivables to be sold to a separate asset co that would be majority owned by external investors. The two proposed transactions will be inter-conditional and pursued concurrently.

Terms of combination still being discussed; may take several months






OCBC Research Team OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2021-06-25
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY UPGRADE HOLD 6.33 UP 5.500



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