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SingPost appoints BofA Securities as financial advisor for strategic review

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 1 min read
SingPost appoints BofA Securities as financial advisor for strategic review
The group, on July 17, announced that it will be embarking on a strategic review of its portfolio of businesses. Photo: Singapore Post
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Singapore Post (SingPost) has appointed Merrill Lynch (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (BofA Securities) as its exclusive financial advisor to oversee the group’s strategic review.

During its FY2022/2023 results announced on May 11, the group announced that it will be initiating a strategic review in its bid to transform its business into a global logistics enterprise. The review was initiated "with a view to enhancing shareholder returns and ensuring the group is appropriately valued".

The review, which will also focus on the group’s transition to a logistics business over time, will identify potential businesses or non-core assets that are not expected to earn a return above their cost of capital. Once that’s done, the group may explore possible divestments and capital recycling to support further investments in logistics.

In addition, the review will include optimising the group’s balance sheet and ensuring that its structure “allows its underlying businesses to be appropriately valued, while creating optionality for the future of these businesses”.

Group CEO Vincent Phang said that the review is expected to be completed "over the course" of the current financial year.

As at 12.30pm, shares in SingPost are trading flat at 48 cents.

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