GFH acts as join lead manager on Dar Al Arkan’s US$400 million Sukuk issuance

GFH Financial Group today announced that it has acted as Joint Lead Manager, alongside other parties, on the pricing and issuance of a US$400 million Sukuk by Dar Al Arkan, a leading real estate development company in Saudi Arabia. The sale of the three-year Sukuk, which took place on 30th June 2022, was met with strong demand from regional and international investors and marks the 12th market issuance for the Company to date.

Dar Al Arkan, which is listed on Tadawul, is the largest Saudi developer by market value and has a portfolio of assets valued at more than US$8.5 billion. Its iconic projects are located across the Kingdom and in international market including Dubai and Sarajevo. Proceeds from the issuance will be used to further support the Company’s development goals and pipeline of world-class projects.

Commenting, Salem Patel, Chief Investment Officer, Debt and Capital Markets at GFH, said, “We are pleased to act as a key JLM on another successful issuance by Dar Al Arkan. Having played a central role in syndicating the Sukuk, the transaction demonstrates GFH’s strong capital market capabilities and our ability to lead on important transactions to support our clients’ aspirations and growth. We will continue to strengthen and expand our capital markets and advisory services to further support our clients.”

GFH has acted as an arranger or advisor on nearly USD 1.5bn dollars of Sukuk issuances since the start of 2022, including Infracorp’s perpetual Sukuk, the first green Sukuk issuance by a Bahrain corporate.

Andy Raheja, Chief Executive Officer, Dar Al Arkan

Andy Raheja, Chief Executive Officer of Dar Al Arkan, added, “GFH was a key regional anchor and their support was invaluable in helping to successfully execute this trade despite challenging market conditions. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team in GFH for their pivotal role and wish the Group all success in their DCM journey.”