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According to Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo, Ekovest is expected to pay RM1.5bn for the proposed 40% acquisition in IWH-CREC Sdn Bhd (IWH).  Then with the appointment of CIMB and the international tranche to Chinese investors via ICBC, Bank of China and Citic, he plans to list IWH in the 1st half of 2021 to raise at least RM5bn (source: The Star).

Now the calculation. For IPO, usually 30% is raised from IPO proceeds (estimated at RM5bn) and this means IWH is worth RM15bn.

Hence, Ekovest's 40% stake in IWH will be valued at RM6bn (40% of RM15bn). That's why no problems for Ekovest to raise financing to buy initial 40% stake in IWH as Ekovest will secure the financing (back to back arrangement) from CIMB, ICBC, Bank of China and Citic.

The 40% stake of RM6bn - cost of purchase of RM1.5bn translates to an increase in Ekovest's market value to RM4.5bn or RM1.70 per share in Ekovest.

The bottom line is Ekovest is a screaming buy at current levels and don't let anyone tell you otherwise as the numbers don't lie.