Dubai’s TECOM Group raises over $462 million for its IPO

Dubai business park operator TECOM Group said on Monday it raised $462.87 million (AED 1.7 billion) from investors for its initial public offering.

The company, which is owned by the investment vehicle of Dubai’s ruler, announced its plan on June 8 to sell a 12.5 percent stake by offering 625 million ordinary shares in its public offering.

TECOM set the final price for its offering at $0.73 (AED 2.67) a share, it said in a statement. The shares are expected to list on or around July 5.

“As a result of the extremely strong demand, the final offer price was set at the top of the price range and the company has raised 1.7 billion dirhams through the IPO,” the company said.

Institutional and retail tranches were both heavily oversubscribed, with total gross demand exceeding 35 billion dirhams, it said.

Reuters reported in November that Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was considering an IPO of TECOM Group.

Dubai’s deputy ruler, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed, in November announced plans to take 10 government-linked companies public to boost stock market activity.

Gulf issuers have raised $11.3 billion from IPOs so far this year, Refinitiv data shows, exceeding European flotations even as global markets remain volatile in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine.

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