Muscat: Investor interest is gathering momentum with the commencement of the subscription period to the IPO of The Pearl REIF.
Investment Manager and Issue Manager – Sohar International has been holding several meetings with key investors to highlight the unique investment opportunity of investing in Oman’s largest Sharia-compliant fund.
The meetings were well attended by a wide cross-section of investor groups including institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals and established family offices. Oman Investment Authority (OIA) and its subsidiary, Omantel are the promoters of The Pearl REIF.
Highlighting the positive response, Wahbi Al Riyami – Chairman, The Pearl REIF (representing Omantel) said, “The promoters of The Pearl REIF have made every effort to make the investment opportunity available to more investors, particularly attracting wider participation from the retail segment. The pricing of the IPO of The Pearl REIF has been structured to offer the common investor the opportunity to invest in a well-structured instrument, with strong underlying assets and robust long-term contractual agreements. I am pleased to note significant investor interest and confidence in their subscription to the issue.”
Further elaborating on the strength of the offer, Aown Abbas Al Bahrani, Deputy Chairman of the Pearl REIF and Director of Public Markets at OIA, said, “The keen interest of the investor community reflects the key highlights of the offering, which is being the largest fund of its kind in Oman, marquee tenants, stable cash flow visibility and the backing of promoters who will continue to be shareholders of the fund.”
The Pearl REIF is offering 208,137,400 offer units for 112 baisas per offer unit (including an offer price of 110 baisa and offer expenses of 2 baisa per offer unit) for a subscription. The fund has projected an Average Distributable Profit Yield of 9.2 per cent, which compares favourably to other yield instruments in Oman such as term deposits, perpetual bonds or Sukuk.
Investors are reminded to submit their application before October 30, 2022, through the electronic channels of any of the collection agents: Sohar International Bank, Ahli Bank, Bank Muscat, NBO, U-Capital and United Securities.
All applicants must have an account and investor number with Muscat Clearing & Depository (MCD). Any applicant may apply to obtain an Investor Number and open an account by completing the MCD application forms. This may be obtained from the MCD or its website, or brokerage companies licensed by the CMA.