Dubai Islamic Bank Group (DIB) today announced that its Long Term Issuer ratings have been affirmed by Moody’s at Baa1 and the outlook has been moved to “Stable”. The confirmation of DIB’s ratings reflects the recent capital injection and the expectation that asset quality pressure will ease which, in turn, should support profitability, according to Moody's. Morover, the systemic importance of the bank to the banking sector and the government ownership of 34% were also cited as some of the factors for the decision. Moody’s also affirmed the long term issuer ratings of Tamweel, which is a subsidiary of the bank (86.5% owned by DIB) at Baa3 and with the recent move by DIB to take over the company, Tamweel’s outlook on ratings has been upgraded to “Positive.”
Following approval from the Securities and Commodities Authority, Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has published its formal offer for the shares in Tamweel. Tamweel shareholders will receive 10 new DIB shares for 18 Tamweel shares. They will receive a copy of the offer, the offer statement and the acceptance form by mail and can accept until 5pm on Saturday, March 16. DIB’s offer is subject to final approval from its shareholders and will be presented to them at an extraordinary general meeting to be held on March 3.
Tamweel today announced that it had repaid in full a $300 million five-year Sukuk, which was issued in early 2008 and matured in January 2013. The proceeds were used for general Islamic financing and corporate purposes. The timely repayment of the Sukuk demonstrates the financial strength of Tamweel and its majority shareholder Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB).
The Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (DIB) intends to acquire 100 per cent of Tamweel PJSC, the UAE-based Islamic home finance provider. DIB is the major shareholder of Tamweel, and will offer the other shareholders ten DIB shares for every 18 Tamweel shares. After approval by all regulators the date of the offer will be communicated individually to all Tamweel shareholders giving them adequate time to respond.
On Thursday , Dubai Islamic Bank announced its board's approval of the plans to fully acquire its mortgage unit Tamweel. The bank already holds 58.2% of the stakes. It further intends to make a tender offer to buy all shares off Tamweel's other shareholders. Every shareholder of Tamweel will be offered 10 DIB shares for every 18 Tamweel shares. As soon as the offer is closed, DIB will make an application to the regulator to delist Tamweel from the Dubai Financial Market.
Islamic mortgage provider Tamweel registered a drop in the profit during the third quarter of the year. The drop is as high as 46,5%, which misses the forecasts of analysts by far. The 8.4 million dirhams ($2.3 million) net profit in Q3 of 2012 contrasts with 15.7 million dirhams in the same period last year. The forcasts by Arqaam Capital and EFG Hermes lied at a profit of 22 million dirhams.
Dubai's Tamweel has launched a $300 million five-year sukuk.
The transaction is guaranteed by majority shareholder Dubai Islamic Bank and comes after a series of roadshows which took place before year-end. No pricing guidance was presented in the document.
Tamweel hired banks for a possible bond sale as it looking for financing to repay liabilities and increase lending. The shares presented a jumprecord in a month.
Citigroup, Standard Chartered and Dubai Islamic Bank will make appointments for investor meetings in Asia, Europe and the United Arab Emirates.
Tamweel plans to raise at least $300 million to $500 million from Islamic bond sale in the fourth quarter.
Tamweel will launch a $300-$500 million sukuk in the fourth quarter. The statement was given by Varun Sood, the acting chief executive of Tamweel.
He added that they are depending on the fact that there is demand for Islamic paper.
Three banks were chosen for the sukuk, but no details were given.
Tamweel PJSC aims to tap the debt market this year for the first time since 2008 as demand for Islamic bonds keeps borrowing costs near six-year lows.
Tamweel will launch either a benchmark-sized sukuk or a mortgage-backed security in the fourth quarter to achieve a, "long-term financing pipeline to repay liabilities and grow the business,". The statement came from Varun Sood, chief executive officer.
Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nehayan, chairman of Tamweel, has said that the merger with Islamic lender Amlak has likely been scrapped. The biggest shareholder in Tamweel is Dubai Islamic Bank and there are no longer any thoughts on a merger, at least not at the present moment.
Dubai Islamic Bank has become the majority shareholder in Tamweel, taking management control; bank's liquidity 'to positively impact' Tamweel's business. The transaction marks an important milestone for the bank and the UAE property market”, said His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness The Ruler’s Court of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank.
“Dubai Islamic Bank has always been committed to the growth and prosperity of Dubai and the UAE, and we hope that this landmark deal will have a positive impact not only for the real estate sector but the UAE’s overall economic environment,” he added.
UAE-based mortgage lenders, Tamweel and Amlak are preparing contingency plans and open talks with alternative buyers should their government backed merger be abandoned. This may include the two Islamic lenders merging and then combining with a commercial bank, or the two being acquired separately, according to a source.
Tamweel's short-term issuer rating was lowered to Baa3/P-3 from Baa1/P-2; negative outlook.
Tamweel says that it does not agree with media report rejected a media report saying it needed USD 1.55 bn to restart its financing operations.
The UAE’s two largest Islamic home finance companies will need to secure adequate funding before they can re-start lending, the chairman of Tamweel. Both firms have been funded by banks on short term maturities, a business model, which does no longer work.
Nadia Saleem reported in the Gulf News that the possible merger of the UAE's largest Islamic mortgage providers, Amlak Finance and Tamweel, is in the final stages of being resolved, while the liquidation option has been taken off the table and quotes Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy informing reporters about it.
Aside from merger, keeping them seperate and liquidation was under discussion.
UAE Cabinet appoints Steering Committee to Review, Develop Strategies for Amlak, Tamweel. The high-level Committee, headed by H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, brings together experts from across ministries and regulatory bodies. The move highlights the federal government's support to the UAE economy and strengthening of its financial institutions. The Committee will draw up a comprehensive report of Amlak's and Tamweel's performances under the changed economic environment and present its recommendations on the way forward to the government by the end of February.
Suzanne Fenton reported on 29 January on Gulf News, that Dubai-basedm mortgage lender, Tamweel PJSC - a company which is currently under merger process with Amlak - is restructuring its business plans and organisational structure that involves a reduction of 57 staff members from its workforce. Tamweel, Amlak, Real Estate Bank and Industrial Bank are about to merge to UAE`s largest mortgage provider. Emirates Development Bank will have access to government funds.
Amlak Finance, the mortgage financer will consider job cuts at its board meeting on 31 January the company announced in a statement along to discuss the merger proceedings with Tamweel and earnings. Amlak and Tamweel will be both taken over by Abu-Dhbai based Real Estate Bank, merge with the Emirates Industrial Bank under the new name Emirates Development Bank according to reporting by the state news agency WAM in November.