Mary Chia Holdings Limited: Sell or Hold?
Mary Chia Holdings Limited (MCH) was a provider of lifestyle and wellness services for women and men in Singapore and Malaysia. Listed on the Singapore Catalist, the company had experienced a decline in financial performance and share price. On August 24, 2017, MCH announced that its founder would sell her 60.98 per cent stake to Suki Sushi Private Ltd., an unlisted company tightly controlled by the daughter and son-in-law of MCH's founder. Suki Sushi's offer was at SG$0.111 per share, which was almost double the closing price. Should current MCH shareholders accept Suki Sushi's offer and sell their shares, and does Suki Sushi's offer constitute an investment opportunity for investors not currently holding MCH shares? Ruth S.K. Tan is affiliated with National University of Singapore.