ADIB arranges US$360 million syndicated Islamic financing for Gulf Marine Services
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has closed a AED 1.32 billion (US$360 million) Syndicated Islamic Facility for Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS). ADIB acted as the Mandated Lead Arranger, Sole Underwriter, Sole Bookrunner, Investment and Security Agent for the facility. The deal was tailored by ADIB to meet GMS’ specific financing needs, including re-financing existing facilities and providing finance for the acquisition of 2 additional vessels. The financing will also help GMS achieve its plan to further improve and expand its fleet. The facility was very well received, as evidenced by the strong demand from local and regional banks which resulted in it being 2 times oversubscribed by 10 local and regional banks. White & Case acted as the legal counsel to the financiers, while Gibson Dunn acted on behalf of GMS.