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CDL acquires majority stake

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) – Property engineer City Developments Limited (CDL) is acquiring a 55 percent stake in a Shenzhen technology park from its joint endeavor investment Sincere Property Group and from two substances of China Ping A for RMB 850 million (S$174 million).

This is the engineer’s “first major corporate activity since forming an exceptional working gathering to improve liquidity of Sincere Property”, it said on Monday (Feb 22).

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CDL said that it has gone into concurrences with the three substances to gain a 84.6 percent stake in holding company Shenzhen Tusincere Technology Park Development, and will expect existing investors’ loan proportionately. Sincere Property will continue to hold the remaining 15.4 percent in the holding company, which controls a 65 percent stake in Shenzhen Longgang Tusincere Tech Park. The remaining 35 percent in the leasehold tech park is claimed by a state-possessed venture, Shenzhen Longgang District.

Land consultancy Cushman and Wakefield has esteemed the tech park at RMB 8.8 billion.

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Sincere Property, which has been facing a liquidity crunch owing to the pandemic, just as more tight principles in China governing financing for land engineers, will decrease its gearing because of the securing, CDL said.

CDL chief chairman Kwek Leng Beng said: “In executing this resource obtaining, the CDL working gathering is accelerating endeavors to actualize the restructuring of Sincere Property. Our center is to improve liquidity while limiting any extra financial openness by CDL to the investment in Sincere Property.”

CDL has a 51 percent stake in Sincere, with its investment to date in the Chinese property bunch totalling S$1.8 billion.


On Jan 4, the Singapore-based engineer announced it was setting up an exceptional working gathering to investigate approaches to improve Sincere’s liquidity, including through the expected divestment of resources and the restructuring of existing liabilities.

The move came in the wake of a progression of senior abdications, starting with previous non-chief and non-independent chief Kwek Leng Peck, who ventured down after conflicts with the board over the quarrelsome investment in Sincere. Two other independent chiefs have likewise surrendered.

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The tech park, which sits on a site of 192,739 sq m, has a complete saleable gross floor region (GFA) of 413,634 sq m, in addition to a self-held office block with a GFA of 162,144 sq m. Workplaces take up around 70% of the tech park, which additionally has business named, or Soho (little office, home office), condos (20%), a retail part and almost 4,900 carpark spaces.

It is arranged north-east of Shenzhen City in Longgang region, which is home to cutting edge, new technology and new manufacturing ventures.

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Stage one of the park has been finished; stages two and three are ongoing and scheduled for fulfillment in April one year from now. Development of oneself held office square, or stage four, has not started at this point.

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As at Dec 31, 2020, the pre-sold territory from the initial three stages totalled 224,933 sq m, with absolute deals continues of RMB 7.2 billion.