Global enters into formal restructuring agreements with all of its financiers
- Kuwait: Thursday, December 06 - 2012 at 08:23
- PRESS RELEASE
Global Investment House KSCC (Global) is delighted to announce that it has entered into formal restructuring agreements with all of its financiers, thereby paving the way for implementation of the Restructuring Transaction that brings a comprehensive permanent solution to the Company's capital structure.
After the transaction, Global's core business will comprise the existing asset management (approximately US $3.5bn assets under management), investment banking and brokerage businesses. The majority of non-core principal investment and real estate assets will be transferred to newly created 'Asset SPE(s)'.
Existing shareholders will own approximately 30% of Global and the balance of approximately 70% will be owned by a special purpose entity (SPE) for the economic benefit of financiers.
Maha Al-Ghunaim, Chairperson and Managing Director of Global commented, "Today represents a significant milestone for Global and is the culmination of intensive and constructive discussions with our financiers throughout this process. We are delighted to have achieved this successful outcome and by the overwhelming support financiers have shown Global throughout this process."
"We are extremely grateful for the extra-ordinary efforts of the Co-ordinating Committee of financiers consisting of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (the Chair of the Co-Com), Commercial International Bank (Egypt), Gulf Bank, Kuwait Finance House (Liquidity Management House), Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in facilitating signing of this debt restructuring transaction. We endeavour to maximize recovery for financiers and protect and safeguard the interests of all stakeholders in these unprecedented market conditions. I take this opportunity to thank the Company's shareholders for their continuous co-operation and our financial and legal advisors for all their hard work and efforts towards the success of this transaction," she added.
"We look forward to focusing our efforts on developing the fee-generating lines of our core business, namely the asset management, investment banking and brokerage pillars of the Company, serve our clients and win new business even more effectively," she concluded.
Arul Kandasamy from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC and Chair of the Coordinating Committee of Financiers, added, "The Co-ordinating Committee is highly appreciative of the overwhelming support from financiers that has allowed for this successful outcome today. Global's senior management team has displayed proactivity, professionalism and transparency throughout the process, which have allowed us to structure a unique solution that can serve as a template for other debt restructurings in the region."
"We affirm our continued support of the restructuring transaction and wish the management and Board every success in driving forward the market leading core business lines of the Company," Arul Kandasamy added.
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