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Moscow/Sputnik: Saudi Arabia's state oil and gas company Saudi Aramco is planning to offer several tranches of dollar-denominated Islamic bonds, called sukuk, due in three, five and 10 years, a source in the financial sector told Sputnik on Monday.
According to the source, the company will make a series of calls with investors on the possible placement of bonds starting June 7.
Over 10 banks have been mandated to organize investor calls, including Alinma Investment Company, Al Rajhi Capital, BNP Paribas, Citi, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, NCB Capital, Riyad Capital, SMBC Nikko and Standard Chartered Bank.
In early June, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter, that Saudi Aramco could raise about $5 billion in a new round of bond sales this month.
The offering will be the first since November 2020, when Saudi Aramco raised $8 billion through five tranches of Eurobonds. The company's debut offering in April 2019 was estimated at $12 billion.