IFR-Swiber's debut sukuk brings Brunei buyers to Singapore

Posted by on Aug 8th, 2013 and filed under ASIA, Islamic Finance. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Almost half of the 150 million Singapore dollar ($118 million) sukuk issued by Swiber went to investors from Brunei, helping Swiber clinch pricing that was more competitive than conventional debt. Swiber's five-year deal priced last week to yield 6.5 percent and was backed by strong anchor demand from high-quality institutional investors before books opened. About half of the bonds were allocated to Islamic institutions. The biggest chunk, 46.3 percent, went to Brunei, while Malaysia took 10.0 percent and Singapore 43.7 percent. Institutional buyers accounted for a huge 96.5 percent share of the deal. Maybank Kim Eng was sole lead arranger and global coordinator for the programme. Proceeds from the issue will be used to refinance debt and support capital expenditure.

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