| DUBAI, April 24
DUBAI, April 24 Saudi Arabian water and power
project developer ACWA Power plans to issue a $600 million
senior secured bond and a U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, a
document produced by one of the lead banks showed.
The company’s management will be available for calls with
investors from Monday until Friday (April 28) ahead of the
potential bond launch, the document said.
The company mandated banks last November before embarking on
a series of meetings with fixed income investors ahead of a
potential U.S dollar-denominated debt sale.
It then decided to postpone the issue because of “timing
constraints and requests from investors for more time to
evaluate the proposed offering”, according to a document issued
by the banks leading the deal at the time.
A company spokesman was not immediately available for
The bond will be “a continuation” of the trade the company
started marketing last year, and it will keep the same
structure, said one banker familiar with the matter.
The proposed amortising bond would mostly be repaid with the
cash coming from projects in Saudi Arabia, bankers told Reuters
when the deal was marketed.
ACWA was the first Saudi corporate to seek to tap
international debt investors after the kingdom’s first
international bond in October last year.
Jefferies and Citi are the global coordinators, joined by
CCB Singapore, Mizuho, NCB Capital and Standard Chartered as
The potential 144 A, Regulation S bond and the senior
secured Regulation S sukuk are expected to be rated Baa3 by
Moody’s and BBB- by S&P, the document said.
(Editing by Mark Potter)