QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, successfully closed the syndication of its €1.75bn three-year senior unsecured term loan facility.
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank NV, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, Société Générale and UniCredit were the initial mandated lead arrangers and underwriters to arrange the facility while Société Générale was the documentation agent and facility agent.
QNB Group CEO Abdulla Mubarak al-Khalifa
Due to “strong” demand from the market, QNB received a large over-subscription thanks to the trust of international investors in QNB Group’s strategy and the strength of its financial position.
The syndication was well supported by 31 participating banks, with the transaction closing successfully at €1.75bn.
QNB Group CEO Abdulla Mubarak al-Khalifa said the facility was “substantially oversubscribed which, despite the challenges of Covid-19, demonstrates QNB’s standing as a high-quality issuer.” “We see this transaction as confirmation of our successful strategy of becoming a leading bank in MEASEA. This transaction also attracted the interest of global banks and helped us further broaden our investor’s base”, al-Khalifa stated.
QNB Group, currently ranked as the “most valuable” bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, is the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the Official Qatari Bank of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020.
Through its subsidiaries and associate companies, the Group extends to some 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services.
The total number of employees exceeds 28,000 operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,600 machines.