Dear readers, in the recent weeks, we had quite a number of IPOs than privatizations and M&A deals on the Singapore stocks markets. This could only be healthy for the Singapore stocks markets. Moving on to year 2018, I believe possible privatization targets are still interesting to investors since they could be a way to profits as exit offer in generally would always be priced at a premium over current valuation. Hence it is not surprising that when sussing out possible stocks buys for year 2018, some investors are also looking at possible privatisaton targets.

For the upcoming year, one possible blue-chip stock to be privatized which investors may want to take note of is none other than Sembcorp Marine stock. Sembcorp Industries’ Strategic Review from what I have read has been concluded and the result of the Review would be announced early next year. I have always thought that …