FDC bonds, Dagupan Electric IPO get SEC nod | Inquirer Business

FDC bonds, Dagupan Electric IPO get SEC nod

MANILA, Philippines  -The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) greenlighted the P32-billion bond registration of Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) and the P1.17-billion public offering of Dagupan Electric Corp., proceeds of which are earmarked for expansion plans and other corporate spending.

On Thursday, the regulator issued the approval of the public offerings of both companies.

The Gotianun-led company will offer peso-denominated bonds in tranches within a period of three years. The first tranche will have an offer size of P7 billion, with an oversubscription option of up to P3 billion.


READ: Filinvest Development readies P10-B bond offering


FDC can rake in P9.87 billion from the first offering should it fully exercise the oversubscription option.

Issuance period is from Jan. 25 to 31, 2024. The bonds will be listed on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. by Feb. 7, 2024.

“Proceeds will be used to partially finance the redemption of its maturing bonds and capital expenditures, as well as for general corporate purposes,” the regulator noted.

The joint lead underwriters and bookrunners for the transaction are BDO Capital & Investment Corp., BPI Capital Corp., China Bank Capital Corp., East West Bank, First Metro, Land Bank of the Philippines, RCBC Capital Corp. and SB Capital Investment Corp.

Dagupan Electric will conduct its public offering consisting of 2.2 million shares at P533 apiece.

Net proceeds from the offer could amount to P1.12 billion, which the company will use to finance capital projects related to its electricity distribution services over a three-year period.


The offer will run from Jan 8 to 12, 2024, based on the latest timeline submitted to the SEC.

Dagupan Electric has tapped Penta Capital & Investment Corp as the sole underwriter for the offer.

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Incorporated in 1961, Dagupan Electric is engaged in the distribution of electricity in certain areas in the province of Pangasinan. It services a total of a total of 135,445 customers in the City of Dagupan, Municipalities of Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, San Fabian, San Jacinto, and Manaoag, and Barangays Bolingit and Cruz in the City of San Carlos.

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