Waha Capital upsizes revolver

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 19, 2016 16:54

Waha Capital upsizes revolver

Waha Capital, a leading investment company based in Abu Dhabi, has completed the refinancing of its credit facilities with 12 local, regional and international banks. The new and upsized financing is a five-year US$ 500 million revolving credit facility. This replaces the previous US$375 million revolving credit facility secured in 2014.

The facility was positively received and achieved a significant oversubscription. It was sole coordinated by First Gulf Bank, which also acted as bookrunner and mandated lead arranger with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC committing as lead arranger, and Emirates NBD Bank, Union National Bank, National Bank of Fujairah, Doha Bank, Nomura International, HSBC, Commercial Bank International, Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) and GarantiBank committing as arrangers.

“Waha Capital has secured excellent terms for our new long-term credit facility, signaling confidence in the company’s growth strategy among our long-term financial partners,” says Salem Rashid Al Noaimi, CEO and Managing Director of Waha Capital. “Thanks to our prudent approach to financial management, the company is in a strong position to invest further to diversify our assets and income streams, including through our new asset management business.”

Waha Capital reported a net profit of AED305.9 million for the first half of 2016 and delivered a return on average equity of 7.4% for the first six months of 2016.

“This successful transaction is testament to the solid work FGB is doing to meet the financing needs of our customers, by providing world-class services as well as the right knowledge and expertise,” said Steven Perry, Global Head of Debt Markets & Syndications at FGB. “Waha Capital has developed strong relationships with its banks over a number of years and we were privileged to have led this financing and secured the oversubscription, helping the company to continue positioning itself well for future growth and progress.”

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 19, 2016 16:54