Empower confirms final IPO price

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The Dubai-based district cooling services company Empower has set the final offer price for its IPO at AED 1.33 per share, at the top of the price range.

Following two successful upsize announcements, a total of 2 billion ordinary shares, equivalent to 20 per cent of Empower’s total issued share capital, were offered.

This will result in approximately AED 2.7 billion ($724 million) of gross proceeds for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Emirates Power Investment, an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding, (together the Selling Shareholders) upon settlement.

Following completion of the IPO, DEWA and Emirates Power will continue to own 56% and 24% of Empower’s existing share capital, respectively.

Upon listing, Empower will become the world’s largest district cooling services provider listed on a stock exchange.

The Offering saw significant investor interest with total gross demand for the IPO in excess of AED 124.6 billion at the final offer price, implying an oversubscription level of 47x times for all tranches combined at the final offer price.

Empower is expected to commence trading on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on November 15, under the symbol “EMPOWER” and ISIN AEE01134E227.

At listing, the company will have a market capitalisation of AED 13.3 billion ($3.6 million).

Investors who participated in the UAE Retail Offering will be notified of their allocation of shares via SMS no later than November 14.

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