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DUBAI, July 18 Several potential buyers have emerged for Middle East buyout firm Abraaj's investment management business as a revised offer from previous frontrunner Colony Capital was rejected, say sources familiar with the matter. The bids by Cerberus Capital Management, York Capital Management and Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) will be considered by Dubai-based Abraaj's newly-appointed liquidation committee, which was established this week to help steer the company's future, said the sources.
DUBAI, July 18 State-controlled utility Saudi Electricity Co has recently discussed with a group of international banks its plan to issue a U.S. dollar-denominated bond, sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI Oman's Sohar Aluminium will meet banks this week in London to discuss potential financing options, four sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI, July 16 Oman's Sohar Aluminium will meet banks this week in London to discuss potential financing options, four sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI, July 12 Egyptian General Petroleum Corp (EGPC) has hired HSBC to arrange a loan of around $1 billion, five banking sources familiar with the matter said, the latest sign of international banks' increased appetite for Egyptian debt.
DUBAI U.S. investment manager Colony Capital's deal to take control of four funds belonging to Dubai-based Abraaj is encountering investor resistance, four sources familiar with the matter said, piling further pressure on the embattled Middle East buyout firm.
NEW YORK/DUBAI A Cayman Islands court will decide on July 11 whether to approve Colony Capital's deal to take control of four funds belonging to Middle East private equity firm Abraaj Group, three sources familiar with the matter said.
DUBAI Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will soon announce an integrated program to support Bahrain's economic reforms and its fiscal stability, a joint statement from the three Gulf states said on Tuesday.
DUBAI, June 18 The cost of insuring Bahrain's sovereign debt against default is at an historical high, amid continuing concerns over the country's ability to tap international markets to stave off a potential financial crisis.
DUBAI A family involved with Abraaj handed over debt exposure to the private equity firm to a little-known fund that has now filed a petition against Abraaj, deepening its financial woes, sources said.