Webjet Limited Raises $92m, Shares Flop

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Online travel bookings website Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) announced a successful $92 million capital raising from institutional investors on Wednesday.

In a public filing earlier this week, Webjet announced the acquisition of Dubai’s Destinations of the World (DOTW) for $240 million.

As Rask Media reported here, the deal is being funded from a mix of debt, shares issued to DOTW management and investors, and a fully underwritten accelerated pro-rata non-renounceable entitlement offer. (Click here to learn what that means).

Today, Wednesday, the company said up to 97% of shares offered to institutional investors were purchased at the offer price of $11.50.

“There was also a very high level of demand for the small amount of shortfall stock from new and existing investors,” the company noted.

Webjet said it will now turn its focus to retail investors who have the opportunity to buy 1 new share for every 9 normal shares they currently own, according to an ASX statement.

Webjet shares closed 7.6% lower on Wednesday.

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Owen Raszkiewicz

Owen Raszkiewicz

Owen is the Founder of Rask Australia, Lead Investment Analyst for Rask Invest and head educator at Rask Education.