Emirates REIT completes Dubai IPO

Emirates REIT completes Dubai IPO

Published: April 11, 2014

Real-estate investment trust is first capital-raising listing on one of Dubai’s exchanges in five years.

Emirates REIT, a real-estate investment trust, has broken a five-year drought of initial public offerings (IPOs) in Dubai by completing its US$175mn listing on Nasdaq Dubai.

The deal is the first IPO of a real-estate investment trust on a GCC stock exchange, and attracted a 3.5-times oversubscribed orderbook. The company, which owns properties including the Loft Offices in Dubai Media City (pictured), was able to raise more than planned – a previous statement had said it would look to secure up to AED500mn (US$136mn) through the listing.

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