Dubai’s Salik IPO kicks off: This is how one can purchase a share as we speak at Dh2

Dubai: Beginning as we speak, government-owned road-toll operator Salik is offloading 1.5 billion shares, or 20 per cent of the corporate’s valuation, by way of an preliminary public providing (IPO) to new traders at Dh2 per share.

The subscription interval shall be open from September 13 till September 20 for particular person subscribers and eligible Salik workers, and till September 21, for skilled or institutional traders.

Salik, which was earlier anticipated to finalise a per-share supply worth on September 22, every week earlier than the shares are anticipated to be traded on the Dubai Monetary Market (DFM), mentioned on Tuesday that it determined to announce the ultimate supply worth, as an alternative of a worth vary, at first of the subscription interval on September 13.

Remaining IPO supply worth fastened at Dh2 per share

Salik, which was transformed right into a public joint inventory firm in June, would be the third state-owned firm to drift its shares to the general public this 12 months. The opposite two which have already had their IPOs are energy and water utilities firm DEWA and enterprise park operator TECOM Group.

On Tuesday, Salik mentioned it agreed on a remaining per-share worth of Dh2, which means a complete valuation of Dubai’s unique toll gate operator at Dh15 billion and an IPO of Dh3 billion ($817 million). Compared, TECOM raised $463 million (Dh1.70 billion) whereas DEWA amassed greater than $6 billion (Dh22 billion) at their respective IPOs.

By investing and changing into a shareholder, traders will reap the good thing about payouts within the type of dividends. The corporate, which can pay out dividends in April and October annually, will allocate all of its earnings for shareholder payout.

Traders can subscribe to Salik’s IPO, which is predicted to be oversubscribed a number of instances.

How can traders subscribe to or purchase Salik shares?

Every individual trying to subscribe to or buy shares in Salik must submit one subscription software every, by his or her financial institution or brokerage, in his or her private title (until she or he is performing as a consultant for an additional subscriber).

Traders can subscribe to Salik’s IPO, which is predicted to be oversubscribed a number of instances, by Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Industrial Financial institution, Abu Dhabi Islamic Financial institution, Ajman Financial institution, Industrial Financial institution of Dubai, Dubai Islamic Financial institution, Emirates Islamic Financial institution, First Abu Dhabi Financial institution, Mashreq Financial institution, MBank and Sharjah Islamic Financial institution.

Subscribers or potential traders should guarantee to have an up to date NIN and full all related fields within the subscription software together with all of the required paperwork and submit it to the financial institution, along with the subscription quantity anticipated to be made in the course of the supply interval.


You possibly can immediately apply for Investor Quantity or you’ll be able to submit the shape and required paperwork by way of DFM eServices on their web site ( Right here’s a step-by-step information.

• Register to DFM eServices at DFM web site or DFM Sensible Providers cell software
• Login with the username and password
• Choose the eFORMS tab
• Choose the shape and full it
• Connect the required paperwork and click on on ‘Submit’
• The investor will obtain the Investor Quantity by SMS
• You’ll be notified by e mail as soon as the standing of the request is up to date

(UAE nationals and residents want a legitimate copy of Emirates Nationwide ID, whereas non-residents want a legitimate copy of the passport.)

After acquiring an Investor Quantity (NIN) from Dubai CSD, appoint a licensed dealer by opening a buying and selling account and full the mandatory kinds. The dealer carries out the buying and selling transactions (promoting and shopping for) at your directions.

Completely different brokers might supply completely different companies and merchandise to their purchasers. To pick out a brokerage agency, view the complete record of licensed brokerage corporations on the DFM web site, together with frequent members throughout DFM and Nasdaq Dubai and their companies. You possibly can contact the brokers to inquire in regards to the services and products they provide to traders.

The Dubai Monetary Market (DFM) makes its web site and its cell software accessible to these with a Nationwide Investor Quantity (‘NIN’) and holding a legitimate iVESTOR card (which you’ll be able to apply for on DFM when opening a buying and selling account). That is additionally potential by on-line banking by way of UAE Central Financial institution fee gateway or by UAE Central Financial institution Fund Switch (‘FTS’).

The investor selecting the FTS methodology shall be required to supply their legitimate NIN, together with the worth of the supply shares subscribed for, with the dates related to the strategies of fee of the subscription quantities.

What to remember when shopping for shares in Salik IPO?

What’s the minimal funding threshold for a possible Salik investor?

Whereas the minimal subscription measurement for particular person traders and Salik workers has been set at Dh5,000, any further investments will be made in a lot of not less than Dh1,000. In terms of institutional traders, the bottom subscription has been set at Dh1 million. There isn’t a most restrict, and every subscriber shall be allotted a guranteed minimal of 1,000 shares.

Beginning as we speak, potential traders can subscribe to or purchase shares, however earlier than that, these trying to guide shares can ship of their subscription kinds by way of their respective banks and specific their curiosity in shopping for shares.

Past September 20, particular person traders and Salik workers can not subscribe to or purchase any extra shares earlier than buying and selling commences. Equally, after September 21, skilled traders or establishments can not subscribe to or purchase any extra shares, a day after which their investments shall be allotted.

If you’re a person investor or Salik worker subscribing to Salik shares, you’re going to get an SMS notification of the ultimate and official allocations on September 27.


On the day earlier than the date of the IPO, these concerned have to determine on the supply worth (i.e., the value at which the shares shall be bought by the issuing firm) and the exact variety of shares to be bought. This occurs in the course of the ‘subscription’ interval.

‘Subscription’ or a share that’s ‘subscribed’ are phrases used to explain newly issued shares that an investor agrees to buy earlier than the official itemizing date. Subscriptions are frequent throughout IPOs and subsequent choices. Institutional or accredited traders are most frequently these eligible to subscribe to a brand new difficulty.

IPOs are sometimes under-priced to make sure that the problem is absolutely subscribed or over-subscribed by the general public traders, even when it ends in the corporate not receiving the complete worth of its shares.

If an IPO is under-priced, the traders of the IPO count on an increase within the worth of the shares on the supply day. It will increase the demand for the problem. Moreover, under-pricing compensates traders for the chance that they take by investing within the IPO.

A suggestion that’s over-subscribed two to 3 instances is extensively thought of amongst analysts to be a ‘good IPO’.

When you had been questioning how one can improve your possibilities of an allotment in Salik’s IPO, right here’s what you must know.

What to remember when shopping for shares in any IPO?

When you had been questioning how one can improve your possibilities of an allotment in an IPO, right here’s what you must know. All IPOs are most frequently accessible just for the primary few days of the bidding course of.

If you’re planning to bid, bid inside the first few days, if potential at some point of its availability. Bidding early as potential will increase your possibilities of allotment.

Most frequently there shall be extra demand than provide for a brand new IPO. Because of this, there is no such thing as a assure that each one traders serious about an IPO will have the ability to buy shares.

These serious about taking part in an IPO might be able to achieve this by their brokerage agency, though entry to an IPO can typically be restricted to a agency’s bigger purchasers.

Usually talking, IPOs are common amongst traders as a result of they have an inclination to supply risky worth actions on the day of the IPO and shortly thereafter. This will typically produce massive features.

In the end, traders ought to decide every IPO in response to the prospectus of the corporate going public, in addition to their monetary circumstances and danger tolerance.

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