EMAS Offshore, formerly known as EOC, has made its debut today on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading (SGX-ST), placing it as the first company to dual-list in Norway and Singapore for capital raising.
The secondary listing on the SGX-ST will support the Group’s growth plans, and provide the Group with a platform to tap the Asian and European markets.
“We are delighted with the successful listing of EMAS Offshore on the SGX-ST Mainboard. We would like to thank our investors for their support and confidence in the Group’s growth prospects. We were among the first in Asia to develop deepwater capabilities and this has allowed us to capture a significant market share in the deepwater segment today. We will continue to leverage this first-mover advantage and our inherent innovating spirit to stay ahead of the curve,” said Lee Kian Soo, Executive Chairman, EMAS Offshore.
“We are pleased to welcome EMAS Offshore to SGX-ST. With one of the youngest and largest deepwater offshore support vessel fleets in the Asia Pacific and a global business reach, EMAS Offshore epitomises the vibrancy of the offshore sector in Singapore and SGX-ST,” said Lawrence Wong, Head of Listings, SGX-ST.
“We were one of the pioneers to penetrate into high-growth and key cabotage-protected markets. We will strengthen our market presence in Asia Pacific and scale up in growth markets of West Africa, East Africa and MENA to deliver sustainable profits to our investors in Oslo and Singapore,” said Jon Dunstan, Chief Executive Officer, EMAS Offshore.
The Group raised gross proceeds of about S$58.8 million from the public offering. The secondary listing of EMAS Offshore on the SGX-ST is led by DBS Bank Ltd. (DBS). DBS and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited are the joint bookrunners and underwriters, and United Overseas Bank Limited is the co-lead manager.
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EMAS Offshore, formerly known as EOC, has launched public offering of shares following the registration of its prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), in conjunction with the proposed listing on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
Press Release, October 08, 2014; Image: EMAS