AirAsia X eyes up to $300 mln Malaysia IPO - term sheet

HONG KONG Sun May 12, 2013 9:44pm EDT

HONG KONG May 13 (Reuters) - Long-haul carrier AirAsia X, founded by entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, began meeting investors on Monday to gauge interest for an initial public offering in Malaysia Worth up to $300 million, according to a term sheet of the deal seen by Reuters.

The company and its shareholders are offering 790.1 million shares, with 75 percent of the offering coming from new shares, according to the terms. The deal is slated to be priced on June 24, with its debut set for July 10.

AirAsia X plans to use 44 percent of the proceeds to repay bank loans, with another 22 percent set for capital expenditures, the terms said.

CIMB, Credit Suisse, Maybank and Morgan Stanley were hired as joint global coordinators on the IPO.

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