The auction took place on November 10 at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE).
There were 19 investors joining in the auction, including six foreign investors, five domestic investors, and eight domestic individuals, who registered to acquire a total of 73.8 million shares, nearly doubling the total offered shares.
In accordance with the regulation on offer for sale of shares, each investor must buy a minimum of 20,000 shares and a maximum of 48,333,400 shares.
The foreign winner paid VND186,000 (equivalent to US$8.19) per share, 24 per cent higher than the initial price of VND150,000 (roughly US$6.6). However, the name of this investor has not been revealed yet.
Vinamilk’s share value stood at VND173,000 (approximately $7.62) as of the end of the transaction session on November 10. Therefore, the purchase price at the auction was 7 per cent higher than Vinamilk’s market price on the stock exchange.
Previously, in December 2016, SCIC planned to sell 9 per cent of its stake at Vinamilk (equalling 130.6 million shares); however, only 5.4 per cent (equivalent to 78.38 million shares) was successfully transacted.
F&N Dairy Investment Pte Ltd and F&N Bev Manufacturing Pte. Ltd., the two 100-per-cent-owned subsidiaries of Thailand-based Fraser & Neave Ltd. (F&N), spent VND11.3 trillion (roughly US$499.56 million) buying a total of 78.38 million shares of Vinamilk.