Thursday, 9 July 2009

Sands considering Macau IPO within this month 金沙分拆澳門上市業務月底決定 (金沙分拆澳门上市业务月底决定)

Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. is considering an initial public offering of its Macau assets, to raise US$3.5 billion to $4.0 billion in fresh capital. The company needs about $2 billion to finish its latest Macau hotel and casino project.

The Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp said "We are looking at a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing among 5 or 6 options." Other options included raising capital via private equity and or getting financing through construction companies. But a share offering might also attract investors due to the improving economic environment.

"We are shooting for a restart of the Macau project before the end of this year," Sheldon Adelson told reporters. "We anticipate restarting (lots) 5 and 6 and finishing that in about a year from the time we start." Lots 5 and 6 are a part of Las Vegas Sands' ambitious, 12-billion-dollar building plan on Macau's Cotai Strip that will include a collective 20,000 hotel rooms upon completion.

拉斯維加斯金沙集團股份有限公司Las Vegas Sands Corp表示, 將於會本月決定是否將澳門業務分拆在香港交易所上市, 期望透過6個籌資選項之一來籌集大約35億美元資金, 以有足夠資金重新開始發展其澳門賭場度假村項目。 公司需要大約20億美元才能完成澳門的五個酒店項目。