Grand Twins’ share price continues to drop

The share price of Grand Twins International, a manufacturer for U.S. athletic apparel brands, on Tuesday sank for the fourth straight day since it was listed on the bourse last week, signaling that its initial listing price was too high, industry analysts said. “The pricing of ...

Hul Reaksmey and Joshua Wilwohl

Slow start for GTI as public firm

Grand Twins International (GTI) ended trading yesterday with a slight decline. The newly listed company was changing hands at 9,480 riel ($2.36) per share at the 1pm close, down from 9,640 riel ($2.40) at the morning’s opening. ...

Eddie Morton

Kingdom breweries up for sale

Private equity firm Leopard Capital announced Monday that it is putting its controlling interest in Cambodian beer company Kingdom Breweries up for sale as part of the fund’s requirement to exit its investments before a 2016 expiry. Leopard Cambodia Fund, an investment fund managed by Leopard ...

George Styllis

China's Aid to Cambodia Helps Cement Ties

When Asia-Pacific leaders gather this weekend in Southeast Asia—a bright spot in a sputtering global economy—their Cambodian hosts may extend a warm welcome to U.S. President Barack Obama, but they will view officials from Beijing as old friends. Mr. Obama’s visit to Cambodia—this year’s host for ...

Chun Han Wong

Court rules Nautisco solvent

Nautisco Seafood Manufacturing, once Cambodia’s premier seafood-processing company, will not undergo government-brokered restructuring after a Cambodian appeals court yesterday declared the company solvent. The ruling was a first test for the law on corporate restructuring and insolvency. The decision sounds positive for the company. But now the ...

Court Clears Leopard Capital in Loan Case

The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed a complaint by the Canadian-Cambodian shrimp manufacturer Nautisco Seafood Manufacturing Inc. alleging that the private equity firm Leopard Capital had purposely indebted the company for its own personal gain. According to the Sihanoukville-based shrimp company’s complaint, Leopard Capital, a partner ...

Cambodia's new corporate darling

Industries such as tourism and garment production are booming. Mining is taking off and the Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) is finally up and running after a 10-month delay with Phnom Penh Water Supply (PPWS) its first listing. “PPWS is considered one of the best managed state ...

Leopard Capital allegedly sank seafood firm

In Sihanoukville, just north of Cambodia’s only deep-water port, stands the headquarters of Chenla Seafood. A uniformed guard stands watch at the gate, which opens on to manicured grounds and a two-building facility that houses what will likely become the country’s premier seafood processor. A few ...

Shrimp firm in dispute with equity fund

Nautisco Seafood Manufacturing Inc, a Canadian-Cambodian shrimp producer in Preah Sihanouk province, has accused the private equity fund Leopard Capital, one of its shareholders, of draining the company of its finances. In a statement released Friday, Nautisco said that Phnom Penh Municipal Court had ordered the ...

Deals With China Inked

Cambodia agreed to acquire Chinese-made Z-9 helicopters for US$195 million in one of 26 memorandums of understanding agreed by the two countries on Saturday. Cooperation was pledged in sectors such as energy, mining, agriculture and road construction, as well as defense spending and aid. The ...

Caution: Work Ahead

Émile Coué was a French psychologist who introduced a method of self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion. “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better,” was his mantra. He died in 1926 and probably never visited Cambodia, but his spirit has been hovering over ...

Leopard Spots More Investment Opportunities

Approximately US $75 million will be invested in Cambodia and Laos by Leopard Capital. The company will focus on financial service, agriculture and power. The 10 year fund is targeting annual returns of 25 percent and will favor renewable energy sources. ...

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