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July 8, 2019

DP World Hires Banks for Dollar Bond Issue

file Image of a DP world managed facility (CREDIT: DP World)

file Image of a DP world managed facility (CREDIT: DP World)

Port operator DP World has hired banks to arrange a series of investor meetings ahead of a potential issue of 10-year U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal showed.

DP World, majority owned by the Dubai government, mandated Citi, Dubai Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered to arrange the meetings to be held in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, starting on Wednesday July 10.

The three banks, together with Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, First Abu Dhabi Bank, and HSBC have been mandated as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners for the sukuk offering.

DP World is also considering raising additional funds through long-dated U.S. dollar-denominated conventional bonds as part of an existing $10 billion bond programme, according to the document.

DP World did not immediately respond to a comment request.

Reporting by Davide Barbuscia