DIFC Investments gets US$1 billion facility to repay Islamic bond
Source: BI-ME with Bloomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon June 4, 2012 9:41 am

UAE. DIFC Investments LLC, which owns properties in Dubai's financial center, obtained a US$1.035 billion syndicated facility to repay a US$1.25 billion Islamic bond due this month.

The dual-tranche Islamic facility includes both a commodity murabaha and an ijarah part, DIFC Investments said in a statement to Nasdaq Dubai today.

The facility is priced at 380 basis points above Eibor/Libor and is backed by DIFCI’s property portfolio.

Emirates NBD PJSC (EMIRATES), Standard Chartered Plc (STAN), Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (DIB) and Noor Islamic Bank arranged the facility, while Moelis & Co. acted as financial adviser.

 

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