Sajwani buys 15.6% of DAMAC shares through Dubai Financial Market

It is part of a plan by which the Emirati businessman aims to acquire up to 100% shares of the company he established in 2002

  
Hussain Sajwani, founder and former chairman of Dubai's DAMAC Properties poses for the camera during an interview with Reuters at his office in Dubai, August 30, 2017.

Hussain Sajwani, founder and former chairman of Dubai's DAMAC Properties poses for the camera during an interview with Reuters at his office in Dubai, August 30, 2017.

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RIYADH: Maple Invest, owned by businessman Hussein Sajwani has bought a 15.6 percent stake in Damac Properties through the Dubai Financial Market.

It is part of a plan by which the Emirati businessman aims to acquire up to 100 percent shares of the company he established in 2002 and de-listing it from the Dubai market, Asharq reported on Sunday.

According to Damac Properties’ disclosure to the Dubai market on Sunday, Maple executed approximately 944 million shares, representing 15.6 percent of the property firm's issued capital, at a price of 1.4 dirhams per share.

Maple made a conditional offer to buy the rest of the shares of the firm — which is not owned by Maple or its subsidiaries — on June 9. The offer included a price of 1.3 dirhams per share. Damac shareholders rejected the offer and called on its board of directors to appoint advisers to assess the fairness of the offer's value.

In late October, Maple announced that it intends to purchase 800 million shares of Damac Properties through the Dubai Financial Market, provided that the purchase process is outside the offer made by Maple to acquire all of Damac’s shares.

The data issued today is the implementation of a quantity higher than the target, bringing Sajwani’s direct and indirect share in the company to approximately 88 percent.

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