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Alternergy plans to raise P1.89B from IPO to fund renewable energy projects

Alternergy Holdings Corp. is planning to raise over a billion pesos to fund its solar, wind, and hydropower projects by offering its shares to the investing public.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it officially received on July 5 the registration statement of Alternergy for its initial public offering (IPO).

The renewable energy firm plans to offer up to 1,281,430,000 primary common shares priced at up to P1.48 apiece, with an overallotment option of up to 192,220,000 common shares.

Gross proceeds from the offer of primary common shares are estimated at P1,896,516,400 while net proceeds-after deduction of fees and expenses-are estimated at P1,810,339,101, according to the company. 

Alternergy intends to use the net proceeds from the IPO to fund the development and construction of its Solana Solar and Lamut Hydro projects; payment for acquisition of Kirahon Solar Energy Corp. shares; pre-development expenses of pipeline projects, namely Ibulao Hydro project, Tanay Wind project, Alabat Wind project, and Calavite Offshore Wind project; general corporate requirements; and working capital to operationalize Retail Electricity Supply.

The company tapped Investment & Capital Corp. of the Philippines as the underwriter for the transaction, the SEC said. —VBL, GMA News