Arada closes $100 million tap of Sukuk issuance - GulfToday

Arada closes $100 million tap of Sukuk issuance


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Arada has successfully closed a $100 million tap of its existing $350 million Sukuk, which was issued in June and listed on the London Stock Exchange. The tap was priced at 99 cents on the dollar, with an investor yield of 8.386 per cent.

Arada’s existing five-year fixed rate RegS debut Sukuk issuance was rated BB- by Fitch and B1 by Moody’s.

Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO of Arada, said, “Arada continues to expand at an extremely rapid pace. To maintain that aggressive growth strategy, we took the decision to tap the markets opportunistically to secure the capital that will guarantee our plans remain on track.”

“This exceptional response and oversubscription from the international debt capital markets is a further sign of faith in Arada’s impressive growth trajectory, fundamentals and future prospects. We’re especially pleased to have closed this issuance during an uncertain time for global markets, which is again a hugely positive endorsement of our investor proposition, good governance record and credit strength,” he added.

The tap witnessed resilient demand from the global finance markets, with a lead order of $185 million. The proceeds from the tap will be used for general corporate purposes and to support the development of Arada’s existing projects.

The Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners for the tap were Standard Chartered Bank and Emirates NBD Capital, HSBC, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mashreq, Sharjah Islamic Bank, Kamco Invest, and Warba Bank.

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