Saudi stock exchange seeks to raise as much as $1bn in IPO
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Saudi stock exchange seeks to raise as much as $1bn in IPO

Saudi stock exchange seeks to raise as much as $1bn in IPO

The exchange is selling a 30 per cent stake, or 36 million shares

Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is seeking to raise as much as $1bn from what would be one of the biggest IPOs in the exchange sector since Euronext’s listing in 2014.

The Saudi Tadawul Group Holding set the price range for its initial public offering between SAR95 ($25.32) to SAR105 per share, according to a statement. The exchange is selling a 30 per cent stake, or 36 million shares.

Riyadh has lately been the hottest market for IPOs in the region, with listings of companies such as ACWA Power International, backed by the kingdom’s wealth fund, and Saudi Telecom Co.’s internet-services unit.

Tadawul’s IPO has been on the cards since at least 2016, when it hired HSBC Holdings as an adviser. It put the offering on hold while the exchange went through a process of increasing access for foreign investors, and then staged the listing of Saudi Aramco in 2019, the largest ever.

The process was resumed earlier this year and Tadawul replaced HSBC with Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and SNB Capital as financial advisers and global coordinators for the IPO.

More details on the IPO:

* Subscription period for institutional investors: November 21 to 26
* Subscription period for retail investors: November 30 to December 2
* Final offer shares allotment: On or before December 6
* IPO proceeds will go to the Public Investment Fund, the exchange’s sole shareholder

 

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