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Restructure, extend or refinance: As extensions expire, how will corporates manage upcoming repayment obligations?

Broadcast on Dec 8, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

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  • Should corporates restructure today with a one-time solution, extend for six months in the hope of improved credit conditions, or refinance in the syndicated loan market for the long term?
  • What price: What is the cost of refinancing in today’s credit climate versus the all-in cost of delaying and waiting for 6 to 12 months?
  • Restructure, extend or refinance: What is the best option, now, for whom?
  • Looking into the crystal ball: What will the credit markets look like in 6 months? What are banks’ and investors’ outlook for regional credit and NPLs?
Middle East

Moderator

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali

Umera Ali

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) and Global Head of Islamic Finance at DWF (Middle East) LLP

Umera Ali is a banking & finance partner at DWF Middle East advising on both conventional and Islamic finance matters, and also leads the firms Islamic finance practice.

She advises lenders, financial institutions, funds, sponsors, borrowers, and issuers in corporate and structured finance transactions, including secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral loans, asset finance, Islamic finance, supply chain finance, trade finance and debt capital market transactions.

Umera has significant experience having worked in six different jurisdictions. She has built her practice by concentrating on making connections and acting as a strategic partner, and not just a counsel, for her clients. She takes a highly practical and pragmatic approach to providing legal services and brings an understanding of cultural conventions and sensitivities when working on a transaction.

Umera is interested in innovation, sustainable power source, and environmental change, and fuses that with her practice by working with Fintech and Cleantech companies and advising on sustainable finance and carbon credit trading.

DWF (Middle East) LLP

Speakers

Hussain Al Balushi

Hussain Al Balushi

Group Chief Financial Officer

Oman Aviation Group

Hussain Al Balushi

Hussain Al Balushi

Group Chief Financial Officer at Oman Aviation Group

Hussain Al Balushi is the Group CFO at Oman Aviation Group, with vast experience at leading companies including KPMG, Nama Holding, and Oman Oil Marketing. A UK graduate in Business Administration and a Fellow member of the ACCA. He is an experienced board member in companies covering several industries currently he is Deputy Chairman of Oman Air. Hussain is highly skilled in leadership, strategic planning, business development, M&A, financial analyses & reporting, audit, fund raising, corporate governance and talent development. Hussain positively contributed towards the success of Oman Oil Marketing to become a leader in the industry, having achieved seven years of net profit growth at double the average market growth. He managed to restore the confidence of international investors in Nama Group’s bond and lead a new issue at attractive terms and rate. Many of his fund raising deals won the best deal in the Middle East from various bodies. He led many multinational acquisition transactions while balancing between maximizing and safeguarding shareholder value. A highly skilled negotiator and managed to acquire shares of profitable companies below the book value and with negative goodwill. Additionally, Hussain is a frequent speaker at many forums such as the prestigious Bond, Loan & Sukuk Middle East and the GCC corporate governance seminar. As an advocate for the profession, he actively mentors and develops Omani talent to lead their finance functions in their respective companies.

Oman Aviation Group

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya

Fathima Lijiya

Managing Director, Head of MEA Loan Capital Markets – Global Corporate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Lijiya comes with more than 18 years of Debt Market experience. She holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing and has been a core deal team member in various Structured & Project Finance deals in the UAE. She joined FGB in 2006 and prior to that she was with HSBC CIBM and was dealing with regional deals and transactions in various sectors along with providing coverage of strategic customers. Lijiya is a key deal team member in many of the large Debt Market syndicated transactions in the region which involved structuring, negotiation of terms and execution of deals where she has led the deal team that acted in the senior capacity of Debt Advisor, Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers, Coordinating Bank and Book running roles for Corporate, Acquisition Finance, FI/NBFI deals, Leverage finance, Project and Structured Finance, Asset Backed financing, Hybrid facility structures etc. Currently she is the Managing Director & Head of Syndication Finance, Loan Capital Markets under the Global Corporate Finance with FAB which addresses the flow business from Corporates, GRE’s, Sovereigns, NBFI’s and FI’s.

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Fathima Lijiya

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Ahmad Alshubbar

Ahmad Alshubbar

Vice President, Treasury and Strategy

Rawabi Holding

Ahmad Alshubbar

Ahmad Alshubbar

Vice President, Treasury and Strategy at Rawabi Holding

Mr. Ahmed AlShubbar is the Group Vice President, Group Treasury & Strategy for Rawabi Holding Group Mr. AlShubbar’s responsibilities include overseeing the group's Treasury, Corporate Finance, Bank Relations, Cash Flow Management, Insurance and most importantly Strategy. Mr. AlShubbar brings a wealth of banking experience that covers Corporate Banking and Investment Banking (Debt Capital Markets and Debt Advisory) for over 12 years with reputable banks such as National Commercial Bank (NCB), Samba Financial Group, Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) and Gulf International Bank (GIB) where he recently served as Vice President in Investment Banking. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Business School. He attended and participated in many training programs and conferences in related areas such as Credit Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Global Markets, Bonds, Loans & Sukuk to name a few.

Rawabi Holding

Ahmad Alshubbar

From our trading legacy, Rawabi Holding has developed into a diversified conglomerate. Rooted in the region, Rawabi Holding has extensive expertise in understanding and anticipating market dynamics.

We recognize what businesses need to do to be successful in Saudi Arabia and we are dedicated to helping our partners, joint ventures and businesses succeed.

Established and proven, Rawabi Holding is not satisfied with the status quo. We seek out innovative solutions, technologies and opportunities that help enable our clients to succeed more effectively and cost-efficiently.

Rawabi Holding, through its fully owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and partnerships with international market leaders, focuses on three core sectors:

  • OILFIELD SERVICES
  • CONTRACTING & INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
  • OFFSHORE SERVICES

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rawabi-holding-group

Usman Akbar

Usman Akbar

Usman Akbar

Head of Treasury at Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries - Julphar

“Usman is a qualified chartered accountant under Institute of Chartered accountant of Pakistan and started his career with KPMG. Usman has over 14 years of experience in Finance with 10 years specifically in Treasury domain. Currently Usman is working with Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries - Julphar as Head of Treasury where he is up garaging the Treasury department and restructuring Debt/Capital structure. Before Julphar, Usman also worked with TECOM Group (Part of Dubai Holding) , Huawei and IBM in Treasury Departments.”

Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries - Julphar