According to China Knowledge, China State Shipbuilding Corp, one of the world's five biggest shipbuilders, will take direct control of Shanghai-listed Hudong Heavy Machinery before its planned US$800 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock
Exchange next year, according to the South China Morning Post on Thursday.
Hudong Machinery, which has a 60% market share in Chinese production of low-speed diesel engines for ships, said Wednesday its two largest shareholders will transfer their combined 53.27% stake to their parent, State Shipbuilding. The transaction will not involve any cash.
According to Hudong Machinery, the deal has already won approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.