When retail pay a different price in SPP after capital raising


September 20, 2019

Afterpay, 2018: retail paid $16.96 for $25 million in a scaled back SPP based on a VWAP with no discount after an earlier $117 million institutional placement at $17. See announcement.

AMP, 2003: raised $95.7 million from retail investors based on a $5000 SPP priced at $4.82, which was a 5% discount to VWAP based on the 15 days of trading after the offer closed. UBS under-wrote the SPP to the tune of $550 million so it picked up the balance. There was an earlier $1.2 billion institutional placement at $5.50 in May 2003, so retail received a 12.3% discount but the take-up from AMP's 900,000 shareholders at the time was modest.

ANZ, 2015: The ANZ SPP ended up raising $720 million at $26.50, a healthy discount to the earlier $2.5 billion institutional placement at $30.95 which subsequently became the subject of some ASIC enforcement action. Investors were offered a 2% discount to VWAP in the SPP and the original $500 million cap was lifted to $720 million so there were no scale backs.

Arafura Resources: $15,000 SPP at lower of 7.7c or 20% discount to VWAP based on 5 days before April 7 allotment. Priced at 6c.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, 2012:
after a $150m placement at $8.45, the SPP was offered at a 2.5% discount to VWAP. The needlessly constrained $7000 SPP ended up raising $46 million at $7.43 so this was a useful 12% discount to what the institutions paid. See announcement.

Challenger Financial Group, 2014: raised $250 million in a placement at $7.53 but then the $15,000 SPP was offered with a 2.5% discount to VWAP. The pricing finished at $7.10, a 5.71% discount to what the institutions paid. The soft cap of $30 million was lifted to accept all of the $40 million in applications. See announcement.

Over Fifty Group, 2010: $6.5 million placement at 72c followed by a a $15,000 SPP at 72c or a 10% discount to VWAP which came in at 64c, an 11.1% discount to what the institutions paid. SPP was capped at $4 million but the full $4.28 million in applications were accepted. See announcement.

Steadfast, 2018: $100m placement at $2.83 to fund Whitbread acquisition and subsequent SPP was offered with a 1% discount to VWAP and finished up raising $7.7m at $2.75. See announcement.

Tassal, 2019: $108m placement at $4.40 to accelerate prawn farming strategy with a capped $25m SPP at $4.31 (adjusted for distribution) or a 2% discount to VWAP. SPP ended up raising $17.4 million at $4.16. See announcement.

Transurban, 2019: $500 million placement at $14.70 but then retail were offered a $200 million SPP at the same price or a 2% discount to VWAP which finished up settling at $14.64 as per this announcement. All $312 million in applications were accepted, making this one of the few finely priced ASX200 SPPs which was priced based on VWAP but also received applications exceeding the nominated cap.