Capital Market


Capital Markets

The Capital Markets Group at MFC manages primary issues for selected corporate clients in its sector strong universe, in the context of regional transactions, landmark offerings and cross-border deals. Our scope of activities ranges from structuring issues to marketing, syndicating and distributing the resulting securities. Our distribution capabilities are well-versed, extending throughout the East and Africa, going beyond the generalist to the significant niche investors. The Capital Markets Group at MFC has extensive experience in preparing issuers to go to market placing primary equity securities and implementing effective marketing and price-successfully. The Capital Markets Group at MFC works alongside our sector investment bankers and execution pool to structure and execute the transaction, while in many cases, continuing to actively guide the client after the deal has closed, with a view to increasing flexibility to tap capital markets in the future. MFC is proud of the strong industry relationships we capitalize worldwide, as well as our on-going collaboration with the region's financial investors, investment banking partners, law firms, regulators, government offices and PR consultants. MFC is qualified to advise its clients on public equity offerings on major regional bourses, including Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX).

We are able to assist our clients on the following transactions :

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO)
  • Privatizations
  • Rights issues / Secondary / Follow-on offering
  • Block sales
  • Equity-linked offerings
  • Private Investment in Public Equities (PIPES)
We can, at our client's request, structure Sharia compliant transactions. In that respect, we are used to working in close relationship with reputable Sharia advisors, and to gather first class in-house expertise to structure offerings that can be placed to the growing number of investor guided by Sharia principles.
  • USD 4.96 billion IPO of DP World on the DIFX – The largest IPO in Middle-East history (2007)
  • USD 871 million IPO of Deyaar on the DFM (2007)
  • USD 75 million share issue with convertible notes for Anzon Energy (AIM) – (2006)
  • International GDR listing of KIPCO – Largest GDR offering from the Middle East (USD 1bn+,on hold)
  • Initial Public Offering of one of the biggest Nigerian holding company –to be one of the largest IPO in Africa (US$ 1bn+, on hold)