ABU DHABI / WAM
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) on Friday announced that it has secured refinancing its $3.5 billion
revolving credit facility.
Secured via a syndicate comprising 20 banks, the new 5-year USD SOFR-based facility, which will be utilised for general corporate purposes, is set to replace the organisation’s existing $3.5 billion revolving credit facility, signed in December 2019. The facility was 1.7 times oversubscribed. In addition to extending the final maturity from 2024 to 2027, the new facility also benefits from very competitive pricing.
Steve Ridlington, Taqa group’s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “We are pleased to announce the successful refinancing of Taqa’s revolving credit facility, for which we received a very high level of interest, allowing Taqa to extend the term of the facility whilst reducing the cost. This excellent outcome showcases both the market’s confidence in Taqa’s continued strong performance and our capability to drive the future of the global utilities industry.”
The Bookrunners, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers and Global Coordinators of the facility are First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC (FAB), Mizuho Bank Ltd., MUFG Bank Ltd., and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).
The Bookrunners and Mandated Lead Arrangers are: Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank), Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Emirates NBD (ENBD), HSBC Holdings, Mashreq Bank PSC, Standard Chartered, Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
The Mandated Lead Arrangers are China Construction Bank, NBK Group, Intesa Sanpaolo, JP Morgan Chase & Co., The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), and Natixis. SMBC also acted as the Documentation Bank, while FAB is the Facility Agent.