Healthcare, Pharma & Life Sciences IPOs United Arab Emirates

Burjeel Holdings opens subscription period for IPO in UAE 

Burjeel Holdings has announced the offer price range and the opening of the subscription period for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).  The opening of the subscription period for the Offering commences 30th September 2022 and will continue until Tuesday 4th October 2022 for the First Tranche (offering to individual […]

Deal & transactions Egypt Energy & Trading

Beeah and Green Planet to advance waste management in Egypt

Beeah Group, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, and Green Planet, Egypt’s emerging sustainable environmental services company, have formed a partnership to deliver a landmark ten-year contract in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.  Beeah Group and Green Planet will implement future-ready waste management strategies that align with Egypt’s sustainability agenda. The companies will also carry out on-ground activities […]

Deal & transactions United Arab Emirates

The Bench advises Finyal Media in its acquisition by Sowt 

Podcast production company Finyal Media has been acquired by the Jordanian podcast and media company Sowt.   Founded in 2019, Dubai based Finyal Media is a podcast network which creates content for young Arabs across MENA, through producing a range of popular Arabic fiction podcasts including 1001 Nights, Juha, The 40 Thieves and The Basement.  Based […]

Energy Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure United Arab Emirates

Aldar invests AED 25m to support energy consumption reduction 

Aldar Properties (“Aldar”) has committed to investing AED 25 million (approx. USD6.8 mil) for energy retrofit projects in 13 of its residential communities that will reduce utility consumption for owners and tenants as part of the company’s efforts to make its communities more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.  Aldar’s latest retrofit project is set to […]

Deal & transactions News United Arab Emirates

ADQ and OIA identify investment opportunities worth AED 30 billion

ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, discussed a range of investment opportunities with Oman Investment Authority (“OIA”), across a variety of sectors aimed at contributing to increased economic cooperation and trade between both nations. This comes on the sidelines of the President of the UAE’s visit to Oman.  ADQ and OIA recently entered into […]

Capital Markets Egypt Industrial

TCI Sanmar completes Egypt’s first Bonds Issuance via Debt Conversion

TCI Sanmar Chemicals (“TCI Sanmar”) has successfully completed the private placement of the company’s Non-Convertible Debentures (“NCDs”) to nine foreign banks through the conversion of 15% of the total debt of TCI Sanmar into a number of 2,353,967 NCDs amounting to USD 117,698,350.  Arab African International Bank (“AAIB”) was also involved in the transaction as […]

Banking & Finance Capital Markets Egypt

Contact Financial Holding closes EGP 2bn Sukuk Issuance

Alieldean Weshahi & Partners acted as legal advisor for Contact Financial Holding, a non-bank financial service provider in Egypt, on the closing of an EGP 2 billion (approx. USD 102.5) sukuk issuance, following Financial Regulatory Authority (“FRA”) approval.   The proceeds of the sharia-compliant seven-year tenor mudaraba sukuk will be used to finance the purchase […]

Deal & transactions Other Uncategorized

Al Tamimi & Co with Nord Anglia Education in its

Nord Anglia Education, a premium international schools organization, has further expanded its presence in the Middle East with the joining of Amman Academy to its family of schools.  Amman Academy, a private co-educational, bilingual day school in Amman, Jordan, becoming part of Nord Anglia’s network of schools shows the growing appetite for leading education providers […]

Deal & transactions Egypt Food & Beverage

ZH&P on the Gov. of Egypt’s concession for Strategic Warehouses

Hassan Allam Utilities, Orascom, and Samcrete have signed an agreement with the Internal Trade Development Authority (“ITDA”) for the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the strategic warehouses for primary products in the governorates of Sharkia, Suez, Luxor, and Fayoum.  This strategic warehouse is part of the first phase of a larger program that will […]

Deal & transactions Transport United Arab Emirates

Etihad Rail and Oman Rail to build a USD 3 billion

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, signed an agreement with Oman Rail, the Sultanate’s national developer and operator of railway networks, to jointly establish an equally-owned company, Oman-Etihad Rail Company.   The newly created entity will hold an overall investment power of USD 3 billion to design, develop and […]

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