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Philippines’ Biggest IPO Could Catapult Instant Noodle Tycoon Into Billionaire Ranks

The preliminary public providing of Philippine meals maker Monde Nissin Corp. may mint a brand new billionaire. The nation’s biggest-ever IPO would give the corporate’s founder Betty Ang a internet value of $1.1 billion.

Monde Nissin, a market chief within the manufacture of instantaneous noodles, crackers and cookies within the Philippines, is concentrating on to lift 63 billion pesos ($1.3 billion) via the sale of three.6 billion widespread shares at a most worth of 17.50 pesos a chunk, in what’s set to be the nation’s biggest-ever IPO. The provide comes with an overallotment possibility of as much as 540 million shares.

The four-decade previous firm with internet gross sales of $1.4 billion final yr is thought for its shopper manufacturers corresponding to Fortunate Me! Prompt noodles and Sky Flakes crackers. The corporate has lately ventured into higher-value merchandise with the $831 million acquisition of British meat substitute Quorn in 2015.

The corporate, which exports its merchandise to over 50 nations, plan to make use of proceeds from its IPO to spice up its manufacturing capability significantly in meat substitutes amid rising demand for the product from health-conscious customers. Its share are scheduled to begin buying and selling June 7 on the Philippine bourse.

The IPO values the corporate that Ang based in 1980 at $6.4 billion. Ang, 66, who can also be the president of Monde Nissin, is the second largest shareholder, in response to the share sale prospectus.


Ang’s Indonesian husband Hoediono Kweefanus, 69, and his prolonged household are collectively the biggest shareholder in Monde Nissin, the prospectus confirmed. The household additionally owns the Khong Guan Biscuit manufacturing facility in Indonesia.

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