Kaisa Puts Its Last Hong Kong Project on Sale for $64 Million
(Bloomberg) -- Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. has put its last fully-owned Hong Kong project up for sale as the company rushes to shore up its finances to avoid a default.
The firm is selling a project in the Sai Ying Pun area for around HK$500 million ($64.1 million), according to a person familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity discussing private information. The asking price is below the 501 million yuan (78.4 million) Kaisa paid for it in May last year.
Kaisa didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Local media Oriental Daily first reported the sale.
On Thursday, Hong Kong developer Far East Consortium International Ltd. announced that it would acquire a land site in Kai Tak area for HK$7.9 billion with New World Development Co. Kaisa had a 50% stake in the site.
The Shenzhen-based developer is one of the latest real estate firms in the country trying to raise cash as the debt crisis originally centered on China Evergrande Group engulfs the sector. The liquidity crunch follows a government campaign to reduce leverage in the industry, and has been exacerbated by a slump in home sales and prices.
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