ADNOC Drilling jumps over 30% in debut for Abu Dhabi’s largest IPO

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DUBAI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – ADNOC Drilling (ADNOCDRILL.AD) shares jumped greater than 30% because the unit of Abu Dhabi oil large ADNOC began buying and selling on Sunday after its $1.1 billion preliminary public providing (IPO), the most important ever on the Abu Dhabi inventory market.

ADNOC Drilling, whose share providing attracted greater than $34 billion in demand, is anticipated to be among the many 10 largest firms on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, based mostly on a market capitalisation at itemizing of about $10 billion.

Its shares surged over 30% to three.05 dirhams in early buying and selling.

“This important milestone will bolster the expansion and diversification of Abu Dhabi’s equity capital markets and further the development of the UAE’s economy and private sector”, ADNOC stated in an announcement.

The IPO is the most recent transfer by Gulf oil giants ADNOC and Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) to lift money from outdoors traders as they attempt to diversify sources of earnings of their oil-dependent economies.

Saudi Aramco listed in late 2019, elevating $29.4 billion on the earth’s largest IPO.

ADNOC will proceed to personal an 84% majority stake within the unit, whereas Baker Hughes (BKR.N) will retain its 5% shareholding. Helmerich & Payne will maintain 1% by means of its IPO cornerstone funding.

ADNOC elevated the scale of the IPO to 11% of share capital due to oversubscription. It had beforehand focused promoting a minimal stake of seven.5%.

The sale is the second public flotation of an organization owned by the Abu Dhabi oil main after the 2017 itemizing of ADNOC Distribution , the most important operator of petrol stations and comfort shops within the UAE.

Reporting by Davide Barbuscia; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

Electronic boards displaying stock information are seen as an investor walks past at the ADX Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange stock market May 16, 2012. REUTERS/Ben Job/File Photo