August 1, 2020 / 11:05 AM / 13 days ago

Temasek to decide on $3 billion offer for Keppel by Aug. 31: adviser

FILE PHOTO: A Temasek logo is seen at the annual Temasek Review in Singapore July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s Temasek has not yet decided whether to invoke a material adverse change (MAC) clause in its $3 billion conditional offer for Keppel Corp (KPLM.SI), adviser Morgan Stanley said on Saturday.

Keppel fell to a large second-quarter loss on Thursday that breaches a threshold in state investor Temasek’s offer to buy control of the company.

“At this stage, the Offeror has not made a decision whether to invoke the MAC Pre-Condition based on the 2Q2020 results,” Morgan Stanley said in a regulatory filing issued on behalf of Temasek.

“If the MAC Pre-Condition is invoked by the Offeror, the pre-conditional Partial Offer will be withdrawn,” it said, adding that a decision on the matter would be disclosed no later than Aug. 31.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; editing by Jason Neely

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