All eyes will be on AS Watson spin-off plans when Hutchison reports results

AS Watson operates 11,400 stores worldwide. Photo: Company website

In the absence of sizeable mergers and acquisitions last year, Hutchison Whampoa’s annual results announcement on Friday is likely to be uneventful, with much of the attention focused on a plan to spin off its retailing business, AS Watson, which analysts said could spur

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 10:57am

Sogo owners to spin off parts of property empire

Lifestyle International chief executive Thomas Lau is unsure whether Chow Tai Fook will retain its stake in the retailer. Photo: Nora Tam

Market sources said the firm aimed to raise between HK$200 million and HK$300 million by way of introduction instead of an initial public offering. That means shares would be issued either to Lifestyle shareholders or private investors.

23 Apr 2013 - 5:08am

New World Development forecast to raise US$1b from hotels spin-off

The Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the hotels operated by New World that began operations in 2009. Photo: SCMP

New World Development is expected to raise US$800 million to US$1 billion from the spin-off of its hospitality assets.

Bloomberg quoted two people with knowledge of the matter as saying the developer might seek as much as US$1 billion from the spin-off, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter.

12 Mar 2013 - 8:16pm

Hopewell to spin off Hong Kong property arm

Hopewell is building a hotel project in Wan Chai. Photo: Edward Wong

Property and infrastructure group Hopewell Holdings announced yesterday it would spin off its property and hospitality business in a separately listed vehicle in Hong Kong after its proposed HK$9 billion hotel project in Wan Chai finally got off the ground.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:51am

China Aerospace Int Holdings

A caption in yesterday's Business Post incorrectly stated that China Aerospace International Holdings held a function to launch the spin-off of its telecoms arm.

The function was actually a signing ceremony for a floating rate note issue.

12 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

P&O spin-offs

P&O has postponed the spin-off of its house-building unit, Bovis Homes, and of its bulk-shipping arm.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Firms play down spin-off reports

Chinese Estates Holdings and Kwong Sang Hong International last night issued statements downplaying speculation about plans to spin off their China property interests.

Chinese Estates said relevant discussions with advisers were at a 'preliminary' stage, and that no decision had been made as to whether to proceed with a spin-off.

7 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Banking spin-off mulled

LIU Chong Hing, a banking and property investment group, is considering a separate listing for its banking division.

However, the company said no definite decisions had been reached. ''The re-organisation and de-merger under discussion are currently at a preliminary stage,'' the company said.

22 Dec 1993 - 12:00am