Pearl REIF IPO attracts overwhelming participation from all segments of investors

Business Thursday 10/November/2022 18:38 PM
By: Times News Service
Pearl REIF IPO attracts overwhelming participation from all segments of investors

Muscat: The Pearl REIF, the largest IPO in MSX in the last seven years received an overwhelming demand of over OMR35 million.

The IPO received strong levels of response from the both retail and institutional categories of investors. REIF IPOs being rare in the Sultanate made this a challenging transaction and its success promises to be a key benchmark for similar future capital market offerings.

Wahbi Al Riyami, Chairman of The Pearl REIF, said, “The response received for the IPO and the subscription numbers that we have witnessed reflects the robust offering which was underpinned by strong promoters, the sound structure of the instrument and an experienced fund management team. Our thanks to all investors who have participated and the Capital Market Authority (CMA) & Muscat Clearing and Depository (MCD) for their continued support and guidance.”

Aown Abbas Al Bahrani, Deputy Chairman of the Pearl REIF and Director of Public Markets at OIA, said, “We are pleased that investors across segments have appreciated the opportunity and the response shows the confidence placed in the offering. We extend our sincere thanks to all our partners for managing the IPO process in an efficient manner.”

The Pearl REIF IPO comprised an offering of 208,137,400 Offer Units for 112 Baisas per Offer Unit (including Offer Price of 110 Baisa and Offer Expenses of 2 Baisa per Offer Unit) for a subscription.

The IPO received positive recommendations from leading brokerage houses in Oman.
Oman Investment Authority (OIA) and its subsidiary, Omantel are the promoters of The Pearl REIF. Sohar International is the Investment Manager and Issue Manager.