Gulf Navigation Holding appoints “Al Ramz Corporation Investment and Development” as a Co-Bookrunner to raise its capital to AED 1 billion


Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) has appointed Al Ramz Corporation Investment and Development listed in Dubai Financial Market as a Co-Bookrunner to manage their “Rights Issue” in order to increase its capital to AED 1 billion. Al Ramz Corporation was selected following the completion of all the final approvals from the Securities and Commodities Authority.

According to the agreement, “Al Ramz Corporation” will be the Co-Bookrunner for the “Rights Issue” of the Gulf Navigation Holding shares in order to increase its capital to AED 1 billion through the “Rights Issue”. Al Ramz Corporation indicated that in collaboration with the beneficiaries, it has completed preparations for the “Rights Issue” that will be issued on Sunday 11/02/2018 to continue until the end of Thursday 22/2/2018. The shareholders registered in the company on 1/02/2018 will get the chance to buy the shares either fully or partially.

Gulf Navigation Holding has chosen “Al RAMZ Corporation” for being one of the most leading financial firms in the UAE providing its constant progress over the past years and its ability to maintain successful cooperation with many public shareholding companies. In addition, the company has chosen Emirates NBD Capital Limited as the Lead Manager, Emirates NBD PJSC as the Lead Receiving Bank and Ajman Bank as the Receiving Bank that will also provide financing opportunities for Gulf Navigation shares.

H.E Khamis Juma Buamim, Board Member, Managing Director and Group CEO of the Gulf Navigation Holding Group commented on this agreement, saying: “We are witnessing a strategic transformation phase in our company and we are proud to represent a successful model for investment in the maritime and marine specialized services. Our success depends primarily on building partnerships with leading companies in various fields. Therefore, our decision to appoint "Al RAMZ Corporation" as a Co-Bookrunner is based on our confidence in the company’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the capital market in the UAE.”

On another note, Mohammad Al Mortada Al Dandashi, the Managing Director, Partner and Director of Al Ramz Corporation Investment and Development P.J.S.C. commented on this collaboration, saying: “We are proud that we have been selected by Gulf Navigation Holding to be the Co-Bookrunner for its “Rights Issue”. The company’s performance and reputation in the financial market continue to attract investor’s interest and confidence in the company with every new project they launch. Signing this agreement is an important mile stone for the financial advisor and it is a start-up for the IPO management services that we offer to our clients.”

Furthermore, Gulf Navigation Holding has increased its capital in response to its senior investors and strategic partner’s requests to increase their shares in the company, which will increase their returns, as well as providing more funds that will help the company expand its activities and develop its assets continuously. Gulf Navigation Holding latest increase in assets was announced last week by refinancing two petrochemical carriers as part of the company’s plan to expand its fleet size to reach to 20 vessels by 2020.