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A&O advises the underwriters on the IPO and listing of ADNOC Logistics & Services plc on the ADX

Allen & Overy has advised the underwriters on the initial public offering (IPO) and listing of ADNOC Logistics & Services plc (ADNOC L&S) on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

ADNOC L&S is the maritime logistics arm of ADNOC Group and is the largest fully-integrated shipping and logistics company in the region, supporting the energy supply chain through three major business segments; shipping, integrated logistics and marine services.

The final offer price for the shares in ADNOC L&S offered by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) P.J.S.C. (“ADNOC”) via the IPO was set at the top end of the price range, raising approximately USD 769 million (equivalent to approximately AED 2.83 billion) and implying a market capitalization (at the time of listing) of ADNOC L&S of approximately USD 4.05 billion (equivalent to approximately AED 14.9 billion).

The IPO saw significant demand from both local and international investors. Total gross demand for the IPO amounted to over USD 125bn, implying an oversubscription level in excess of 163 times in aggregate, the highest ever oversubscription level for a UAE IPO.

The transaction follows on from a series of IPOs in the United Arab Emirates in the past 18 months – the large majority of which A&O advised on.

The Allen & Overy team was led by Abu Dhabi based Partner Khalid Garousha and US Securities Partner Adam Wells, supported by a cross border team involving lawyers in the UAE, London, the US and Belfast.

For further information, please contact Amira Alyamani in Dubai.