Sep 27, 2011

Atlas Resources to sell 25% stake in IPO

Coal producer PT Atlas Resources Tbk, that is controlled by Indonesian businessman Andre Abdi, plans to sell 783.33 million new shares or representing 25% of its enlarged capital during initial public offering (IPO) scheduled on October 31 2011.
PT Indo Premier Securities and PT UBS Securities Indonesia have been mandated by Atlas Resources to be the IPO lead underwriters. 
In an official prospectus published today, UBS has been appointed by Atlas Resources as the stabilization agent of the IPO. 
If the IPO experiences oversubscribe, Andre Abdi provides over allotment option to UBS as of 117.50 million shares.
In parallel with the IPO, Andre Abdi also intends to sell 155.29 million shares in Atlas Resources via private placement.
Atlas Resources will use 40% of the IPO proceed to support capital expenditure, regarding to the development of infrastructures and supporting facilities. About 27.5% of the proceed will be used to acquire additional coal concession and put more capital into subsidiaries. Atlas will also use US$25 million to settle compensation fee to Noble.
In 2010 and 2009, Atlas Resources produced 1.25 million tons and 1.06 million tons coal. In the first four months of this year, the company produced 333,474 tons. Most production was contributed by its subsidiary dubbed PT Berau Bara Energi.
Atlas Resources owns 18 subsidiaries namely Berau Bara Energi, PT Diva Kencana Borneo, PT Hanson Energy, PT Aquela Pratama Indonesia, PT Optima Coal, PT Optima Persada Energi, PT Citra Global Artha, PT Papua Inti Energi, PT Kalibara Energi Pratama, PT Gorby Energi, PT Gorby Global Energi. PT Gorby Putra Utama, PT Anugrah Energi, PT Banyan Koalindo Lestari, PT Cipta Wanadana, PT Karya Manunggal, PT Musi Mitra Jaya, and PT Sriwijaya Bara Logistic.

Disclosure: No position at the stock mentioned above.

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