KKR, BlackRock raising $3bn for ADNOC pipeline deal

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC sealed the $4bn pipeline deal in February

U.S. investment firms KKR and BlackRock are raising a $3bn loan to back the purchase of a 40 per cent stake in ADNOC Oil Pipelines, an entity of the Abu Dhabi state oil company, according to Project Finance International, a news service that is part of Refinitiv.

BNP Paribas, SMBC, Mizuho, Santander and First Abu Dhabi Bank are leading the loan, which has a 23-year maturity and is now being syndicated to other banks, PFI reported.

ADNOC Oil Pipelines will lease the oil company’s interest in 18 pipelines covering 350 km, transporting crude oil and condensates across ADNOC’s upstream concessions, for 23 years.

ADNOC sealed the $4bn pipeline deal in February.