Looks like Hibiscus has secured a major deal, which is purported to be "pretty decent". Having not seen daylight since listing, its move up last two days would indicate that the grapevine is probably right. A swift trade opportunity here below 73 sen. As management's shares are still under moratorium, its kinda "safe" to say its not a churn and burn exercise.
Hibiscus Petroleum is the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) to be listed on Bursa Malaysia. SPACs are companies which have no operations or income-generating business but undertake an IPO for the purpose of raising funds for a qualifying acquisition (QA) i.e. to acquire operating companies or businesses. The company intends to establish itself as junior independent player in the upstream exploration & production (E&P) segment of the oil & gas industry, and focusing on assets (oil and gas fields) in South Asia, Middle-East, East Asia and Oceania regions.
1) Investors are guaranteed a minimum refund of 90% of the IPO price if the SPAC fails to identify and complete a QA within three years or if investors vote against an approved QA. This implies a form of capital protection;
2) Management appears to be highly experienced with credentials from major oil & gas companies
Key terms for “management and non-independent directors”. Shares and warrants are subject to SC moratorium up to the QA. Under their 3-year service contracts, any member of the management or non independent directors who resign or dispose of their shares can only do so at a 30% discount to the market price, and sell only to the remaining management team members. The team cannot participate in the distribution of proceeds from the QA or the liquidation of the SPAC. No directors’ fees will be paid until the QA is completed and there will be no adjustment to the remuneration package or introduction of performance incentive schemes prior to the QA.
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