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Aluminium producer Talco announces Saudi IPO

Saudi aluminium producer Talco is offering 12 million shares Alamy via Reuters
Saudi aluminium producer Talco is offering 12 million shares
  • Riyadh company offering 30% stake
  • Saudi dominates Mena IPO scene
  • 21 listings announced this year

Aluminium producer Al Taiseer Group Talco Industrial Company (Talco) is the latest entity to reveal initial public offering (IPO) plans in Saudi Arabia.

The Riyadh-based company, which was set up in 2009, is offering 12 million shares, a 30 percent stake, on the Saudi Exchange (Tadawul) at a nominal value of SAR10 ($2.67) per share.

Registration and book-building will take place from May 20-23 after which the IPO price will be determined. The retail investor share sale will be held from May 28-29.

Plans to list were approved by Saudi Arabia’s capital markets authority (CMA) in December last year.

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a rush of public listings. Earlier this week it was revealed that the listing of healthcare conglomerate Fakeeh Care Group was 119 times oversubscribed by institutional investors.

Saudi Arabia has dominated the IPO scene in the region in the first quarter of the year. Nine companies were brought to market in the kingdom during the opening three months, according to the latest report from global consultants EY.

In total 21 IPOs from the kingdom have been announced for 2024.

“We can see a very healthy pipeline of IPOs, not just only small and large, but different sectors and in different cycles of their journey from being private to being public,” said Saudi Exchange CEO Mohammed Al-Rumaih.

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