The shareholders have already approved the motion to purchase 1/3 the interests of MBFC. Funding will be through a mix of debt and equity. But existing shareholder will be bypassed as a private placement will be made.
I sincerely hope the management will take existing shareholder's interests to heart and not succumb to too large a premium on the private placement just for the sake of executing this deal.
I also expect DPU for Suntec Reit to decrease next year due to rental reversions. The MBFC deal, if it go through, will not accrue too much benefit in 2011, at least.
I am also concern that gearing will hit 37% after the MBFC deal.