WHY IS KHAZANAH CASHING OUT? TALK OF PLANS TO SELL STAKE IN TENAGA FUEL CONCERN

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd is divesting part of its stake in national power utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Khazanah is looking to sell 82 million shares of Tenaga, or about 1.5% of the total shares outstanding, which could raise up to US$294mil (RM1.19bil), according to a termsheet seen by IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication.

The fund is looking to sell the stake at RM14.30-RM14.56 per share, according to the termsheet.

Tenaga’s shares closed at RM14.56 on Bursa Malaysia on Thursday.

Khazanah is the largest shareholder in Tenaga with a 29.7% stake.

Khazanah and Tenaga were not immediately available for comment.

The two sources did not want to be identified because the matter is not yet public.

One source said the sale is part of Khazanah’s divestment strategy.

Earlier this year, Khazanah sold 1.58% in hospital operator IHH Healthcare Bhd, raising RM829mil.

Last January, Khazanah sold 112 million shares in Tenaga Nasional. – Reuters