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Koufu, SG’s Major Food Operator opens above IPO price at $0.65

Koufu, SG’s Major Food Operator opens above IPO price at $0.65

Koufu, Singapore’s most famous food court brand, gets listed with a market capitalisation of about S$350 million, with a P/E ratio of 12.94.

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Koufu Group, Singapore’s most well known food court operator on Wednesday made its debut on the Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) mainboard at S$0.65, 2 cents or 3.2 per cent up on its initial public offering price of S$0.63 according to ChannelNewsAsia.

With a market capitalisation of about S$350 million, Koufu Group Limited’s listing will boost SGX’s consumer cluster to a total of 152 listings with combined market capitalisation of more than S$135 billion.

Pang Lim, Koufu’s executive chairman and chief executive officer, said its listing was “a vote of confidence for our group and a recognition of our established track record and growth plans.”

According to ChannelNewsAsia, at the close of Koufu’s public offer at 12 noon on July 16, 3,170 valid applications were received for 107.7 million shares. Application monies received amounted to about S$67.8 million, translating to the public offer being 17 times subscribed.

Koufu was founded by executive chairman and CEO Pang Lim in 2002. His wife and executive director, Ng Hoon Tien, is a co-founder.

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Their main business for the IPO is provision of F&B for food courts, coffee shops, as well as other establishments. They are also in charge of the management and operations of Punggol Plaza.

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