Mortgage insurer Genworth Australia has filed a prospectus for its Initial Public Offering, ahead of an ASX float on 22 May.
It plans to float the business at the indicative price range of $2.20 to $2.90 per share and a market capitalisation of $1.4bn to $1.8bn.
Genworth expects to make gross proceeds of $429m to $754m but Genworth Australia is not expected to retain any net proceeds from the offer. Instead, the proceeds will be used to repay intragroup funding arrangements with parent company Genworth Financial Group.
Genworth Financial states that an IPO of Genworth Australia will allow it to reduce risk and rebalance capital amongst its three major mortgage insurance platforms – the US, Canada and Australia.
The total number of shares to be issued under the offer is 195 to 260 million. The total shares to be issued under the offer as a percentage of total shares on issue at completion of the offer is 30% to 40%.
The total number of shares on issue at the completion of the offer is 650 million.