Dentons advised banks on Islamic financing for Byrne Group sale

Dentons has revealed that it acted as legal counsel advising on the Islamic financing of the proposed $270 million acquisition of Byrne Group by Itqan Investments. Byrne is an equipment rental company servicing the construction, industrial, oil and gas industries in the GCC. Through the recently completed transaction, Itqan Investments purchased the entire share capital of Byrne Equipment Rental and its subsidiaries. The organisation hopes to enhance Byrne’s ambition to launch into the Asian market. The Dentons team was led by partner and head of Islamic Finance in the Middle East Qasim Aslam, with support from senior associates Atif Choudhary and Jane Flournoy.

Dentons advises Boubyan Bank on world's first public fully Basel III-compliant Tier one #Sukuk

Dentons advised #Kuwait's Boubyan Bank on its issuance of $250 million Perpetual Tier one Capital Certificates, which completed on 16 May 2016. The transaction represents the world's first public fully Basel III-compliant Tier one Sukuk, while also being the first ever public Sukuk from a Kuwaiti bank, and the first public Sukuk out of Kuwait since 2007. Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC and Boubyan Capital acted as joint global co-ordinators, together with Emirates NBD Capital, Dubai Islamic Bank, KFH Capital and National Bank of Kuwait as joint lead managers on the issuance of the Capital Certificates. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Ajman Bank and Noor Bank acted as co-managers.

Dentons advise Ajman Bank on $155 million Islamic financing

Dentons has advised Ajman Bank on $155 million Islamic financing facilities made available by a syndicate of banks. The facilities comprise of a dual commodity Murabaha and Wakala arrangement with a two year lifespan. Noor Bank acted as the arranger and bookrunner for the deal, and along with Emirates Islamic Bank, First Gulf Bank, United Arab Bank and Warba Bank which participated in the facilities. This transaction follows on from the $200 million Shari’ah-compliant syndicated facility to Ajman Bank that Dentons worked on in December 2014.

Dentons advise the Islamic Development Bank on $10 billion programme update and $1 billion issuance

Dentons advised the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) on the update of the IsDB Trust Services Limited $10 billion Trust Certificate Issuance Programme completed on 24 February 2015. Dentons also advised the IsDB on the issue of $1 billion Trust Certificates due 2020 under the Programme, completed on 12 March 2015. The Programme was listed on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Dubai. The Programme was arranged by HSBC and CIMB, HSBC, National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC and Standard Chartered Bank acted as Dealers. The Dentons team was led by Alex Roussos and included senior associate Beene Ndulo and associate Katie Phillips.

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