PropertyGuru to go public in US through US$1.78bn SPAC merger

PropertyGuru is merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Bridgetown 2 Holdings, to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The combined company will have an enterprise value of about US$1.35 billion and an equity value of approximately US$1.78 billion at closing. PropertyGuru, backed by KKR, TPG Capital and REA Group, will retain over 70% ownership of the listed company. At the same time, KKR, TPG Group and REA Group will roll 100% of their equity into the combined company.