Supporting transactions of national prominence with expert advice and balance sheet commitment. With our unique proposition of expert advice, supported by significant balance sheet commitments, we have one of the region’s leading Financing Solutions teams who can advise, structure, underwrite and syndicate a full range of structured finance transactions. Whether it is financing a factory expansion, a corporate acquisition, a real estate development or a large scale infrastructure project, ADCB brings substantial underwriting capacity along with the intellectual capital and experience you require.
Our track record is second to none when it comes to underwriting and syndicating complex transactions. Our investor base is increasingly global and we are actively involved in the secondary loans market both as a buyer and a seller of corporate and financial institution assets.
ADCB has developed its Debt Capital Markets (DCM) capabilities with the ambition of providing a top tier, regionally focused DCM platform for our clients. ADCB’s DCM team has been executing, structuring, and distributing regional Sukuk/bonds issuances for many years. Since 2014, the team has led 100+ bond/Sukuk transactions covering a wide range of issuers across the region. We have long-standing expertise in placing a wide range of fixed income products for a range of sovereign, quasi-sovereign, corporate and financial institutions from the region with hands on expertise in marketing issuers’ credit stories.
Distribution and allocation
Our distribution and allocation track record with regional investors provides us with enhanced access to institutional investor decision makers and visibility on investor demand. ADCB’s core consumer distribution strength adds to our institutional investor distribution network and we leverage our leading UAE retail and private banking franchise to access the region’s ‘long tail of demand’ amongst retail/qualified investors. Our core focus is on MENA distribution which makes up the largest geographic orderbook on recent MENA sovereign and corporate orderbooks. Our team has a long track record of being the leading placed distributor amongst MENA region bookrunners on regional transactions.
Robust DCM Credentials
ADCB was ranked 7th on Bloomberg’s MENA G3 Bonds & Sukuk League Table in 2022.
ADCB led 13 transactions in 2022, assisting issuers in raising $12bn from the international Debt Capital Markets.
ADCB's distribution platform was ranked 1st amongst regional banks in 5 DCM offerings in 2022.
Our Equity Capital Markets team offers corporates access to fresh capital through our expansive distribution network across the region. We look to support our clients on more than just Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), offering multiple transaction types across borders, ranging from Private Placements to IPOs, Convertibles, and Exchangeable instruments. We are also active across the secondary markets supporting clients on bilateral and block trades, supporting corporate disposals or reorganizations, along with Rights Issuance and Private Investment into Public Equity transactions.