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Ex-CEO Of Dubai’s Arabtec Agrees To Sell Stake To Aabar

Ex-CEO Of Dubai’s Arabtec Agrees To Sell Stake To Aabar

Sources say that Hasan Ismaik has finalised the sale of stake in Arabtec to Aabar and the deal will be announced soon.

Arabtec’s former chief executive Hasan Ismaik has agreed in principle to sell at least part of his stake in the Dubai-based construction firm to Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments, a source close to Ismaik said on Monday.

“Ismaik has finalised the sale of a stake in Arabtec to Aabar,” the source told Reuters, declining to elaborate on the size of the stake or the price.

“The deal will be announced soon.”

News channel Al Arabiya reported earlier in the day that Ismaik had agreed to sell half of his holdings at a price of between Dhs5.00 and Dhs5.50 per share; it quoted unnamed sources.

Arabtec declined to comment on the report.

Ismaik, who abruptly resigned from Arabtec in June but remains the biggest shareholder in the company, had said earlier that he was in talks with Aabar to sell part of his 27.90 per cent stake.

Arabtec’s shares rose 3.7 per cent to Dhs4.77 on Dubai’s bourse on Monday. Aabar is already the second biggest shareholder in Arabtec with 18.94 per cent.

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