Companies which refused to expand capped SPPs

January 2, 2023

This list tracks companies which refused to lift capped SPPs. Also, check out this list of companies which partially lifted caps but still imposed a scale back, along with this list of those which accepted all applications and imposed no cap.

Atlas Arteria, 2020: $420 million placement at $6.20 followed by a $30,000 SPP capped at $75 million. Was only marginally in the money at the close but still attracted $180 million in applications and the board failed to lift the cap. The scale back was based on size of holding with a minimum allocation to all of $1000. See announcement.

August 11: Audinate (AD8): $40m raising comprising a $28m placement at $5.15 and then a $12m SPP at the same price or a 2% discount to VWAP which ended up being priced at $5.12. No disclosure of total subscriptions or participation data in the SPP outcome announcement. All we know is that the $12m cap was retained and those with less than 50 shares received nothing but everyone else got 61% of their existing holding.

AWE, 2017:
$15,000 SPP at 50c closing on December 14. 7,669 holders so maximum application $265m chasing $10m. Received $76m in applications and scale back formula involved everyone getting at least $500 worth. See announcement.

Boart Longyear, 2009: $15,000 SPPs at 27c. Company received $US118m in applications from 10,000 shareholders but scaled this back to $US75 million with everyone getting around 65% of their application. See announcement.

Breville, 2020: $30,000 SPP at $17 after $94 million placement and stuck with its $10 million cap despite receiving $54.7 million in applications. See outcome announcement.

Capitol Health, 2020: $30,000 SPP at 16c after $30m placement and stuck rigidly to its $10 million cap, scaling everyone back to a maximum of around $16,300, although it wasn't clear in this outcome announcement.

Cedar Woods, 2014: $15,000 SPP at $6.80. Scaled back by two thirds after received $15m in applications. Stuck with $5m cap and scaled back based on size of applications. See announcement.

CFS Retail, 2014: $15,000 SPP at $1.782 after placement. Scaled back everyone to about $2100. The $15 million SPP received $73 million in applications and there was no expansion in the cap. See announcement.

Corporate Travel Management, January 2022 (CTD): $15,000 SPP at $21 or the 5 day VWAP with no discount. Capped at $25 million. This followed a $75 million placement to fund Helloworld Corporate acquisition. Good transparency in the outcome announcement which disclosed that 4,487 of the 15,539 (29%) eligible shareholders participated with the average application being $10,756. Disappointing they didn't lift the $25 million cap and refunded $23.6 million based on pro rata of existing holding but anyone with less than 5 shares got zeroed.

Credit Corp, 2019: $15,000 SPP at $20.45 placement price or a 2.5% discount to VWAP. Closed well in the money. Investors were scaled back to 39% or 288 new shares based on size of application. See announcement.

Domino's Pizza, 2022 (DMP): $150m placement at floor price of $65.05 with a $15m following SPP. Placement ended up being priced at $66.38, matching the previous close, and SPP offered a 2% discount to VWAP. With 20,638 eligible shareholders, the theoretical maximum for applications was $619 million but only $18.93 million came through the door from 1,126 applicants and still they scaled it back to the capped amount of $15 million. Wrote to the company requesting transparency and an expanded cap. The participation data was good but the scale back was pathetic for a company capitalised at $5.85 billion. Final VWAP price was $64.54, a 2.77% of $1.84 discount to the placement price.

Fletcher Building, 2009: The $NZ100 million SPP at $4.15 followed a $NZ405 million placement and was scaled back with applicants receiving 56.56% if they applied for the maximum of $A9000. See scale back announcement.

Gindalbie Metals, 2010: $10,000 SPP at 93c, with most applicants scaled back to $8700. Initially announced capital raising of up to $206 million with the SPP capped at $20 million. Received $26 million in applications and scaled everyone by about 25%. See conclusion announcement.

GUD Holdings: $15,000 SPP at $8.30 or a 2.5% discount to market. Scaled everyone back by 55%. This followed a $40 million institutional placement and the offer document flagged a $15 million cap which was maintained. See scale back formula.

Megaport, 2019: completed a $50m placement at $4 and then received $47.6 million worth of applications for the subsequent SPP but stuck with the $10 million cap. See announcement. Not clear on the scale back formula.

NAB: stuck with a $750 million cap on its SPP in 2009 despite receiving $2.6 billion in applications. See this announcement promising all applicants at least $500 worth of shares and then this subsequent letter from chairman Michael Chaney.

Pinnacle Investment Management, 2018: announced a $10 million cap and stuck with it despite receiving $22 million in applications. All applicants received 56% of their application. See announcement.

QBE Insurance, 2009: The $100 million offer at $5000 a pop received $226 million in applications and QBE came up with a unique scale back formula whilst sticking with the $100m cap.

Seek, 2009: $5000 SPP at $2.60 following a $100 million placement which included $35 million to the Bassat founders and the Packer interests. There was no cap in the original announcement but $15 million appeared in the offer document. Received $20.4 million in applications and the scale back was based on the size of your holding.

Sezzle, 2020: After raising $79.1 million in a placement at $5.30, Sezzle announced a $7.2 million SPP which was then remarkably swamped by $78.2 billion worth of applications. Sadly, the cap wasn't lifted so $71 million or 92% of all application monies were refunded.

Silex Systems, 2021: Announced a $33m placement at $1.27 million which was followed by a $7m SPP which was in the money ahead of the close. It attracted $18 million from over 1000 applicants and the scale back to $7 million involved a flat $2000 allocation to a majority of applicants and a pro rata allocation above that. No disclosure as to what size of shareholding received more than $2000 worth of stock or what size received the full $30,000.

Spirit Telecom (STI), 2020: $18.2 million placement at 32c to help fund 3 acquisitions followed by a $5 million SPP with no VWAP pricing alternative. Was flooded with $16.7 million in applications and board refunded $11.7 million sticking with the original $5 million cap but scaled back based on size of application rather than size of holding.

SRG Group: $15,000 SPP at $1.60 after acquisition. $9.8m applied for $4m with no increase in the cap. See announcement on scale back based on size of holding.

Villa World, 2013: $15,000 SPP at $1.60. Received $9.8 million in applications but decided to stick with $5m cap with everyone receiving 49% of what they applied for. See announcement.

Webjet, 2013: $15,000 SPP at $3.60 after $25m placement to fund acquisition. Capped at $5m and received $26m in applications. Investors were scaled back to 19% of application. See scale back announcement.

Western Areas, 2013: $15,000 SPP at $3.80. Scale back based on size of holding. See scale back announcement as held the line with $15 million cap in offer document after receiving $26 million in applications.