VST Holdings said it is offering S$0.68 each for all outstanding shares in ECS that it does not already own.
A total of 6,000 participants from the finance industry and Singapore Exchange-listed companies took part in the annual run.
This comes amid concerns that weak trading volumes in recent months have hurt the incomes of remisiers.
But market watchers said that as China opens up its capital markets, such firms - as well as Singapore companies with exposure to China - stand to benefit.
The increase was mainly driven by motor vehicle sales, which saw a 30 per cent jump from 2013.
The commodities supplier says this was mainly due to higher prices for hazelnuts and challenges in its upstream dairy businesses.
The Singapore-headquartered company will kick off its book building roadshows in the region and London from next week. The firm is an online-based B2B and B2C investment products distribution platform.
TODAY reports: With the tight manpower in situation, more employers are exploring ways to attract workers, offering flexible arrangements such as staggered hours and part-time jobs.
Net profit came in at S$47.1 million while revenue amounted to S$442.2 million, a 2.2 per cent drop year-on-year.
The property developer has been growing its brand in China, moving into Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities such as Chengdu.