Tag Archives | IPO

Fly Baghdad plans European flights, IPO

By John Lee. Fly Baghdad's Chief Executive Ali al-Hamdany has told Reuters that the budget airline plans to start flights to Europe and India next year, and is planning a stock market listing in 2020. It will also start flights to Ankara and Beirut in the coming weeks. It currently operates two Boeing 149-seat 737-700 jets […]

Zain Iraq to start Trading soon on ISX

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Zain Iraq will list on the Baghdad Stock Exchange (ISX) on 23rd June. Under the terms of its 15-year licence awarded in 2007, the company, along with Iraq's two other mobile phone firms, was required to float at least a quarter of its shares on the ISX by August […]

Zain Iraq Applies for Share Listing

By John Lee. Zain Iraq has applied for a listing on the Baghdad stock exchange (ISX). As part of their 15-year licences awarded in 2007, Iraq’s three mobile network operators -- Zain, Asiacell and Korek -- were required to float at least a quarter of their shares and join the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) by […]

Zain Maintains Plan for IPO

By Patrick M Schmidt. Despite more than a three year delay and the current security situation in Iraq, Zain has announced that they still intend to commit to their initial public offering. "Against the backdrop of security and safety issues, Zain Iraq is today mainly focused on maintaining its network and providing much needed mobile […]

Zain Hires Team to Lead IPO

By John Lee. Mobile operator Zain has hired Melak Investments and Rabee Securities as the leading adviser and broker to lead the initial public offering (IPO) of its shares. According to a report from The National, Melak Investments is run by the Iraq-born former Franklin Templeton asset manager Shwan Taha, who also founded Rabee Securities. Last […]

Zain Takes Step towards IPO

By John Lee. Zain Iraq has moved a step closer to launching its mandatory initial public offering (IPO), by establishing a new holding company in Iraq through which it will list 25 percent of its shares on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) towards the end of the year. The new company, named Al-Khatem Telecommunications, floated […]

Iraqi Telecoms Infuse Stock Market

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mobile phone company Zain Iraq announced that it will put 25% of its shares on the Iraqi stock market, less than three weeks after its rival Asiacell placed a portion of […]

Zain Iraq Plans IPO by July

John Lee. Zain Iraq's Chief Financial Officer, Wael Ghanayem (pictured), has told Bloomberg that the company plans to list 25 percent of its shares on the Iraq Stock Exchange  (ISX) by the end of June. But Geoffrey Batt, managing director of the $44 million Euphrates Iraq Fund, told the news agency: “A more realistic estimate is […]

A Nobel Prize Winning IPO

By Mark DeWeaver. I've often thought there should be a Nobel prize for corporate finance. It would go to the broker or investment bank that managed to place the largest IPO under the most unpromising circumstances. If there were such an award, I think Rabee Securities and its affiliate Melak Iraq would easily win this […]

Iraq Stock Sale Sign of Investor Confidence

By Karin Laub, The Associated Press. Used with permission by Iraq Business News. An Iraqi telecom company raised nearly $1.3 billion Sunday on Baghdad's small stock exchange in one of the region's biggest share offers in years — a sign of investor confidence in the fledgling private sector despite violence that still plagues the country. […]

Asiacell Starts Trading on Stock Market

Rabee Securities listed Asiacell Communications PJSC yesterday (Sunday). The company started trading today under the ISX ticker "TASC", at a starting price of IQD 22. In total 67,503,000,000 number of shares were listed and sold, for a total of IQD 1,485,066,000,000 (around $1.24 billion). Asiacell's market cap is IQD 5,940bn ($4.95bn). Foreigners bought 70% of […]