Now Reading
Saudi miner Ma’aden considers $5bn rights issue

Saudi miner Ma’aden considers $5bn rights issue

Ma’aden is reportedly planning to use the proceeds to help it finance potential acquisitions

Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma’aden) is working with HSBC on a possible rights issue, two sources familiar with the plan said, while a media report said the company was looking to raise up to $5bn.

Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter, earlier reported that Ma’aden would use the proceeds to help it finance potential acquisitions.

Ma’aden recently completed its first international acquisition, taking an 85 per cent stake in Mauritius-based fertiliser distributer Meridian Group in an all-cash deal.

Meridian distributes close to half a million tonnes of fertiliser across Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The deal was part of Ma’aden’s 2025 strategy plan to expand its operations and sales outside Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), which owns a 65.4 per cent stake in the mining firm, will participate in the rights issue, one of the sources said.

Ma’aden did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. PIF and HSBC declined to comment.

© 2020 MOTIVATE MEDIA GROUP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Scroll To Top