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CONFIRMED: San Miguel Acquires 49% Stake In PR  
User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 786 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

http://business.inquirer.net/52235/smc-acquires-49-of-pal-holdings

The stake acquired by San Miguel Corporation, worth $500 million, is enough to secure management control over the airline. The deal has been approved in principle and the details are being worked out.

I wonder how this might affect PR, especially with San Miguel owning a significant stake in Petron (the Philippines' largest distributor of petroleum products; not saying "oil company" because oil exploration is still done by the PNOC). They might be able to get "cheaper" fuel.   

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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4617 times:


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Great that PR's ownership will stay in country.    I wonder more about which direction its refleeting program would take --- both international and domestic.   

And just as important --- would SML now be the default libation onboard their flights?      



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7214 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

Is that the same San Miguel that makes very good beer?? I like PR, I hope it allows them to really succeed and gain the necessary safety categories to recommence add to US & European routes.

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 2):
Is that the same San Miguel that makes very good beer??

Yes, as well as Magnolia Ice Cream and a few other business. It's controlled by a former Marcos crony.



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User currently onlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4514 times:

A beer company moving into aviation. I've heard this before.   

Jokes apart, good luck to PR.


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

I'm still becoming familiar with PR, and I know absolutely nothing about the San Miguel Corp. I know it's early, but can someone put this acquisition into perspective in regards to San Miguel's management style, and how it may affect PR?


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
A beer company moving into aviation. I've heard this before.

Kingfisher and VJ Mallya?

Let's hope the deal will come through so Philippine Airlines can keep flying. Let's wish them the best.



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User currently offlineairlineaddict From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4094 times:
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Sir Richard Branson's response to "how do you quickly become a millionaire?" came to mind when I heard this announcement.

I understand SMC's infrastructure play, but I don't know how they will produce much better results with PR while the Philippines is Cat-2. Same with the difficult labor relations.


User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 5):
I'm still becoming familiar with PR, and I know absolutely nothing about the San Miguel Corp.

Wiki is your friend.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_Corporation

The external link at the end directs to the company's official website.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 6):
Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
A beer company moving into aviation. I've heard this before.

Kingfisher and VJ Mallya?
PAL's erstwhile chair made his fortune in tobacco and also had a brewery.

Quoting airlineaddict (Reply 7):
Sir Richard Branson's response to "how do you quickly become a millionaire?" came to mind when I heard this announcement.

A lesson not lost on the 'captain', and doubtful it reduced him to a mere millionaire.  


Edit: Hold the presses.....  tapedshut   embarrassed 

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/...smc-wont-confirm-pal-purchase-deal

[Edited 2012-04-03 09:49:03]


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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Flight picked up the story.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...lippines-airlines-air-phil-370364/


A fresh report from the Inquirer.....

http://business.inquirer.net/52433/lucio-tan-smc-ink-pal-buy-in-deal

Quote:
"MANILA, Philippines—The Lucio Tan group and San Miguel Corp. announced Wednesday they have signed a deal under which SMC would acquire substantial shares in both Philippine Airlines and Air Philippines as well as management control of the two companies.

[.....]

The disclosure did not provide details but SMC president Ramon Ang confirmed an Inquirer report on Tuesday that his group would acquire 49 percent of PAL Holdings, resulting in ownership of at least 40
percent of PAL.

[.....]

In a joint statement, Tan and SMC president Ramon S. Ang said the new investment would 'allow the two airlines to strengthen operations and stay competitive with the implementation of PAL and Air Phil’s fleet modernization program.'

Ang said San Miguel welcomed 'the opportunity to participate in the refleeting and modernization plans of the two airlines'."



[Edited 2012-04-04 01:58:35]


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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3307 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 2):
Is that the same San Miguel that makes very good beer?? I like PR, I hope it allows them to really succeed and gain the necessary safety categories to recommence add to US & European routes

Would this new control have any effect, good or bad, on the attempt to get into EU skies, and add the rumored JFK flight, plus allow PR to send 777's to LAX, SFO, YVR & LAS? Is



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 8):
PAL's erstwhile chair made his fortune in tobacco and also had a brewery.

Aristotle Onassis started out by selling cigars he had a tobacco business in Buenos Aires. He much later became the owner of Olympic Airways not talking about his huge shipping company.

He had set up Olympic Maritime and the Onassis Group (with Olympic Airways) in Monaco.


  



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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Akiestar (Thread starter):

I wonder how this might affect PR, especially with San Miguel owning a significant stake in Petron

From the link in #9.....

Quote:
"'For Philippine Airlines, the entry of SMC may enhance its re-fleeting strategy given the cash-rich balance sheet of the acquiring conglomerate. The airline may also explore potential strategies with other key assets of SMC such as airport infrastructure and jet fuel access and pricing through Petron Corp.'.....

San Miguel is involved in the modernization of the Godofredo P. Ramos airport in Caticlan, the main gateway to the famous Boracay Island. This is the first privatized airport terminal operations in the Philippines. SMC has also expressed interest to participate in the public bidding for the public-private partnership contracts for other airports."


Quoting airlineaddict (Reply 7):

I understand SMC's infrastructure play

Yes, again.....

Quote:
"In making this investment, SMC is betting on a heavy influx of tourists in the coming years which will be beneficial to the tourism industry.

'For SMC, the purchase completes the air transportation investment strategy of the company. The conglomerate is developing airports, toll roads leading to airports, and with PAL, an airline that already enjoys a significant market share.'"


Quoting airlineaddict (Reply 7):
but I don't know how they will produce much better results with PR while the Philippines is Cat-2. Same with the difficult labor relations.

The capital infusion would help a lot in further streamlining PR's in-house procedures so they'd be all set to go once Cat 1 for the country is restored. It could also go a long way towards bettering the lives of their employees that they become committed partners in company building.


Quoting RWA380 (Reply 10):
Would this new control have any effect, good or bad, on the attempt to get into EU skies, and add the rumored JFK flight, plus allow PR to send 777's to LAX, SFO, YVR & LAS?

No, insofar as the EAA and FAA are concerned. But its influence may be brought to bear for the local authorities to get their act together to regain Cat 1. It could be assumed that any new long-haul aircraft order and route expansion would be held in abeyance until Cat 1 status is assured.


Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 11):

Thank you very much for the good wishes and backgrounder Madame.


[Edited 2012-04-06 06:55:35]


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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Update:

PR and 2P refleeting eyed.....

http://business.inquirer.net/52951/pal-airphil-set-refleeting-programs

Quote:
"Philippine Airlines, which recently took in the San Miguel Corp as a new investor, is seen investing as much as $1 billion for a fleet modernization program that will make the storied flag carrier more competitive.

[.....]

Industry sources explained that because SMC’s entry into PAL and AirPhil would involve the issuance of new shares, new money would flow into the carriers. For capital spending beyond $500 million, the source said the airlines could fund this through debt rather than equity so as not to disrupt the existing capital structure.

Based on the latest regulatory filing of PAL Holdings, the flag carrier has the following capital expenditure commitment for the medium term:

* PAL has a supplemental agreement with Boeing signed in 2007 relating to its exercise of purchase rights for two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for delivery in fiscal year 2012.

* PAL and Boeing agreed in June 2009 to reschedule the deliveries of four Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from their original delivery schedules of fiscal year 2010, 2011 and 2012 to fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

* PAL signed in June last year operating lease agreements for the lease of two Airbus A320-200 aircraft for delivery in March and May 2012. A Letter of Intent was likewise signed in July 2011 for the lease of additional two Airbus A320-200 for delivery in October and November 2012."



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User currently onlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5442 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Good luck to PR with this ownership change. I do hope all works out well for all concerned!

bb


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Will they continue to serve Colt 45?
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This is great news and I think San Miguel should have been their beer all along.      



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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
Will they continue to serve Colt 45?

There might be a non-compete clause with Mr. Tan's products on board.  

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
This is great news and I think San Miguel should have been their beer all along.

Don't know if the buy-in extended to the drinks which could be served on their flights.....  

http://www.sanmiguelbrewery.com.ph/brands.html



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User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Just an update I read in the news a few days ago: Jaime Bautista will step down as PAL president, with Ramon Ang, chairman of San Miguel Corporation, replacing him. Bautista though will still sit on the board of PAL Holdings, and Lucio Tan will continue to sit as chairman.

I'll post the link when I'm on a computer: I'm posting this from my iPod Touch as my computer is currently bring repaired.

[Edited 2012-04-13 14:11:52]

User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Quoting Akiestar (Reply 17):
and Lucio Tan will continue to sit as chairman.

I knew I should have typed '(?)' after the word 'erstwhile' in Reply 8. My bad.   



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User currently onlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Forgot to add this last night. HKG-KLO 2x weekly from 27 Apr 12.....

http://business.inquirer.net/53361/pal-opens-hong-kong-kalibo-route



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User currently offlineAkiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Hm. CAPA seems to have a very interesting analysis of how the merger could affect PAL and Airphil Express.

http://www.centreforaviation.com/ana...p-cements-two-brand-strategy-71475

Also, several key PAL executives, including Jaime Bautista, have offered their courtesy resignations in order to give San Miguel a free hand in choosing new airline management.

http://www.interaksyon.com/article/2...-pal-executives-tender-resignation

[Edited 2012-04-18 00:58:52]

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