Frasers Centrepoint Limited to acquire 17.7% of Allco REIT and 100%
of Allco REIT’s manager
Acquisition adds S$2 billion portfolio of commercial assets under management to FCL
Singapore – July 8, 2008 – Frasers Centrepoint Limited (“FCL”) today announced that it will
acquire a 17.7 per cent stake in SGX-ST listed Allco Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust
(“Allco REIT”), and 100 per cent of the REIT’s manager, Allco (Singapore) Limited from Allco
Finance Group for S$180 million.
FCL will obtain 125.6 million units of Allco REIT at a unit price of $0.83, which is a discount of
42.4% against Allco REIT’s net asset value per unit and a premium of 16.9% against its last
traded price. Allco REIT has a market capitalisation of S$504 million, with S$2 billion of
commercial properties located in Singapore, Australia and Japan.
FCL Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Ee Seng said: “Current Allco REIT unit holders will benefit
from tapping into the professional management expertise, regional footprint and resources of
one of Singapore’s largest property companies.”
The Singapore Exchange had recently on 25 June 2008 issued an eligibility-to-list to FCL for the
listing of its planned commercial REIT. With the acquisition of the Allco REIT units and the
manager, FCL will terminate the listing plans and intends to offer the current portfolio of
commercial assets as a potential pipeline for the acquired Allco REIT
“Upon completion of the transaction, Allco REIT will be renamed Frasers Commercial Trust, and
it will be the vehicle through which FCL will further its commercial property activities,” said Mr
“We have clear plans to bolster and strengthen the financial position of Allco REIT. FCL, as part
of the Fraser & Neave Group, will be able to assist Allco REIT in negotiating the refinancing of
its existing loans, which will bring clear benefits to Allco REIT’s unit holders.” said Mr Lim.
Under FCL’s management, Allco REIT is set to grow by leveraging on a ready pipeline