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Ventia IPO Interest Underwhelms but the Terms Are Sweetened. Fair Value Estimate Now AUD 2.80

Mark Taylor Senior Equity Analyst

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| Mark Taylor |

In what must be an embarrassing circumstance for the lead managers, underwhelming interest sees no-moat Ventia’s IPO offer size reduced to a fixed AUD 438 million, well under half the originally intended range of AUD 1.0 billion to AUD 1.2 billion. And the issue price is now set at AUD 1.70, 38% to 46% below the initial indicative offer range of AUD 2.75 to AUD 3.15.

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Business Description

Cimic is Australia's largest contractor, providing engineering, construction, contract mining services to the infrastructure, mining, energy, and property sectors. The business structure consists of construction, contract mining, public-private partnerships, and property, along with 45%-owned Habtoor Leighton. Cimic has exited its Middle East business. ACS/Hochtief owns 76% of Cimic.

177 Pacific Highway, Level 25, North Sydney
Sydney, NSW, 2060, Australia
T +61 299256666
Sector Industrials
Industry Engineering & Construction
Most Recent Earnings
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type
Employees 31,900