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13 October 2019
MARKETS

UAE’s Pearl Petroleum mulls dollar-denominated debut bond issuance

Fitch Ratings affirmed the company’s B- rating with a stable outlook, citing satisfactory liquidity backed by cash held mainly in UAE banks.


Pearl Petroleum, a consortium majority-owned by Dana Gas and its affiliate Crescent Petroleum, has mandated three banks for a debut US dollar-denominated bond issue, reported Reuters.

The company appointed BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners with SHUAA Capital as co-manager for the deal planned after investor meetings in London, the US as well as UAE, Singapore and Hong Kong starting 14 October 2019.

Pearl Petroleum is a hydrocarbon producer operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where it fuels around 75 per cent of power generation.

Fitch said that the proposed bonds will have an amount of $350 million, adding that the rating was constrained by the operating environment in Iraq as well as the company’s high credit exposure to the Kurdistan regional government, which is a customer of Pearl.


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