19 Aug '11, 1pm

Man Utd's IPO not "all that attractive", say analysts - Channel News Asia #manutd

Man Utd's IPO not "all that attractive", say analysts - Channel News Asia #manutd

SINGAPORE: Despite the buzz surrounding English Premier League champions Manchester United's reported application to list on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), analysts said that the prospect of an IPO does not look "all that attractive". Investors might be enticed by the 'wow' factor of the world's probably best known football club listing in Singapore, but analysts question whether investing in the club will bring good returns. Vice President and Head of Research at SIAS Research, Roger Tan, said: "Supporting a football club is different from investing in one. At the end of the day, investors buy Manchester United listings or invest in the club itself for some financial returns. "They will have to look into the objective of United's listing - their financial statements, balance sheets and profit and loss statements, and we're not going to see a very good number." He added: "I...

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