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 Binghatti Holding Lists $300 Million Sukuk Issuance on Nasdaq Dubai


Binghatti Holding Lists $300 Million Sukuk Issuance on Nasdaq Dubai

Nasdaq Dubai welcomed the inaugural Sukuk listing by Binghatti Holding, a leading Dubai-based property developer on the region’s esteemed international financial exchange. The debut issuance, valued at $300 million, emphasises the pivotal role of Sukuk financing within the regional financial landscape.

The listing further enhanced Nasdaq Dubai’s position as a premier venue, reinforcing its role in facilitating innovative financial instruments, contributing to the exchange’s expanding portfolio of listed debt securities.

The issuance also holds particular importance in diversifying financing options for the real estate sector.

Binghatti’s Sukuk listing sets a new standard as the first real estate benchmark US dollar-denominated Sukuk from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2024, paving the way for future issuances and solidifying the region’s prominence in the global Islamic finance arena. Notably, Fitch Ratings recently awarded Binghatti Holding a B+ credit rating with a positive outlook, underscoring the company’s financial strength and market confidence.

Comprising a coupon rate of 9.625% and maturing in 2027, the listing reflects the company’s strategic financial planning and commitment to offering attractive investment opportunities.

The Sukuk issuance was over 2 times over-subscribed and was priced competitively with a 30 basis points tightening resulting from investor demand based on Binghatti’s compelling investor roadshows. This listing was the first real estate Sukuk issuance from the MENA region in 2024.

To commemorate the listing, Muhammad BinGhatti, CEO of Binghatti Holding, joined by Hamed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), rang the market opening bell at Nasdaq Dubai, in the presence of a list of supporting banks.

Unwavering Dedication

Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad BinGhatti said that this milestone reflected their strategic vision and unwavering dedication to driving growth and excellence in the region’s financial landscape.

“Our successful Sukuk listing is a testament to the unwavering trust placed in Binghatti by investors and financial institutions. It underscores our commitment to transparency, reliability, and delivering value, further solidifying our position as a trusted partner in the financial arena,” he added.

Hamed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), said that this listing by Binghatti Holding not only represents Nasdaq Dubai’s continuous efforts to position Dubai as a global hub for Sukuk financing but also reinforces our steadfast commitment to delivering financial solutions to companies in the region.

The increasing interest in the Islamic financial market is a testament to the evolving and robust financial ecosystem offered through Nasdaq Dubai, he added.

Boosting a total debt issuance value of $131 billion, comprising $43 billion in bond listings and $88 billion in Sukuk issuances, Nasdaq Dubai continues to solidify its position as a leading exchange for fixed income listings and the prominent destination for debt issuance.

Global Business Magazine

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