Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is set to raise $3.5 billion in its first
sale of dollar-denominated Shariah-compliant sukuk, said an official statement
issued on Thursday.
fund is offering the Islamic bonds with tenors of five and 10 years and the
issuance will be listed on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities
issuance was more than seven times oversubscribed, with orders exceeding $25
billion, reflecting investor confidence in PIF,” the statement said.
issuance of the Shariah-compliant bonds consists of two tranches. The first
tranche has a size of $2.25 billion maturing in 2028 and the second is $1.25
billion with its maturity set in 2033.
Al-Saif, head of PIF’s Global Capital Finance Division, said: “This inaugural
international sukuk issuance is another milestone for PIF’s medium-term capital
raising strategy and a continuation of our efforts to diversify our funding
from the issuance will be used by wealth fund for its general corporate
purposes. Loans and debt instruments represent one of PIF’s sources of funding.
Other sources include retained earnings from investments, capital injections
from the government and government assets transferred to PIF.
the statement, the sukuk was issued pursuant to PIF’s newly established
international trust certificate issuance program. It follows its two issuances
of green bonds, under PIF’s medium-term capital raising strategy, amounting in
aggregate to $8.5 billion, including the first-ever century green bond and the
first ever green bond issued by a sovereign wealth fund, as well as a $17
billion corporate loan in 2022, as part of PIF’s strategy to diversify its