DUBAI 23 September 2022: Salik Company, Dubai’s exclusive toll gate operator, yesterday announced the successful completion of the bookbuild and public subscription process for its initial public offering (IPO) on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM).
The company confirmed the previously announced upsized offering size of 1,867,500,000 ordinary shares equivalent to 24.9 per cent of total issued share capital, along with the offer price of Dh2 per ordinary share.
This results in total gross IPO proceeds of over Dh3.7 bn ($1bn) to be paid to the Government of Dubai represented by the Department of Finance (the Selling Shareholder) after adjusting for any expenses related to the offering, said Wam.
The offering saw significant interest with total gross demand for the IPO in excess of Dh184.2bn ($50.2bn), implying an oversubscription level of 49 times, for all tranches combined. The Qualified Investor tranche attracted demand across the globe of Dh149.5bn implying an oversubscription level of 43x (excluding cornerstone, oversubscription level stands at 52x).
The retail offering saw tremendous appetite from the local investors with demand collected in excess of Dh34.7bn implying oversubscription levels of 119x. The overwhelming investor demand for Salik shares underlines the company’s compelling investment proposition as the exclusive toll operator of Dubai.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Salik, said, “This reflects the trust and confidence from the global investor community in Dubai’s capital markets and the strong position of the company as Dubai’s exclusive toll gate operator, in addition to its effective regulatory framework and robust business model, which will enable the Company to continue to remain at the heart of expansion plans in the road and transport sector, in support of the Emirate’s economic growth.”
Following completion of the Salik IPO, the Government of Dubai will continue to own 75.1 per cent of Salik’s share capital. UAE Strategic Investment Fund (through Emirates NBD AM SPC), Dubai Holding, Shamal Holding, and the Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) (together, the “Cornerstone Investors”), collectively subscribed for 16.2 per cent of the final offer size.
Subject to certain customary exceptions, the Cornerstone Investors’ shares are subject to a 180-day lock-up arrangement, following listing. Furthermore, as part of the offering to professional investors, and in accordance with both the Companies Law and the Dubai Law, five percent of the Offering was reserved for offer to the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA), and 5 per cent of the Offering was reserved for offer to the Pensions and Social Security Fund of Local Military Personnel.
Salik is expected to commence trading on the DFM on 29th September 2022, under the symbol “Salik” and ISIN “AEE01110S227”. At listing, the company will have a market capitalisation of Dh15bn (US$ 4.1bn).
Investors that participated in the offering to certain natural persons, companies, and establishments holding a national investor number with the DFM (the “UAE Retail Offering”) will be notified of their allocation of shares via SMS on 26th September 2022.
Investors that participated in the offering to certain natural persons, companies, and establishments holding a national investor number with the DFM (the “UAE Retail Offering”) will be notified of their allocation of shares via SMS on 26 September 2022.
Emirates NBD Capital PSC was appointed as Financial Advisor to Salik while Moelis & Company UK LLP DIFC Branch was appointed as the Independent Financial Advisor to Salik.
Emirates NBD Capital PSC, Goldman Sachs International, and Merrill Lynch International were appointed as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited, EFG Hermes UAE Limited (acting jointly with EFG Hermes UAE LLC), and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited were appointed as Joint Bookrunners.
Emirates NBD Bank PJSC has been appointed as the Lead Receiving Bank. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC, Ajman Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mashreq Bank, MBank, and Sharjah Islamic Bank were also appointed as Receiving Banks.
The Internal Sharia Supervision Committee of Emirates NBD Bank PJSC has issued a Shariah pronouncement confirming that, in its view, the Offering is compliant with Shariah principles. Investors should undertake their own due diligence to ensure that the Offering is Shariah compliant for their own purposes.