CPE Technology Bhd, a company that offers engineering support services, plans to raise RM179.58 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on December 7, 2023. The main goal of the IPO is to support the company’s expansion plans. CPE Technology’s CEO, Lee Chen Yeong, has stated that the majority of the capital raised will be used to construct new plants, purchase machinery and equipment, and acquire raw materials to optimize production.
The proceeds from the IPO will be used for several key purposes. One of these is to acquire industrial land and construct new plants, as well as to purchase new machinery and equipment. Additionally, part of the funds will be allocated to repay bank borrowings, provide working capital, cover capital expenditure, and pay for the expenses associated with the listing process. It is expected that, at an issue price of RM1.07 per share and an enlarged issued share capital of 671.31 million shares, the company will have a market capitalization of RM718.31 million.
According to the prospectus, Malaysia’s total engineering support industry (ESI) was worth RM9.98 billion in 2023