HONG KONG Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd (0656.HK) said it is planning a rights issue worth up to HK$5.18 billion ($668.1 million), seeking capital for refinancing and for general corporate purposes.
The insurance-to-industrial operation group will issue up to 531.1 million rights shares, with 39 rights shares allotted for every 500 existing shares held, it said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse late on Wednesday.
The rights shares will be issued at HK$9.76 each, which was the shares' last closing price.
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Last week, a German daily cited Fosun Chairman Guo Guangchang as saying the company is interested in acquiring German companies in the environment technology sector.
($1 = 7.7531 Hong Kong Dollars)
(Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)