Get in Early: Spinneys IPO Opens in Dubai for Investors -- Here's How to Invest!

New investors can now subscribe to the IPO at a price range of between Dh1.42 to Dh1.53 per share

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Pavitra Shetty

Published on April 24, 2024, 16:14:05


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From today onwards, you have the opportunity to be among the inaugural investors in the grocery retailer Spinneys’ initial public offering (IPO) in Dubai.

Here's what you need to know about purchasing and owning shares before its public listing on May 9 and how to proceed.

Following Spinneys' announcement of offering 900 million shares, equating to a 25 per cent stake, new investors can now subscribe to the IPO at a price range of between Dh1.42 to Dh1.53 per share. This range indicates the company's valuation at Dh5.1 billion to Dh5.5 billion upon listing.

Spinneys operates premium grocery retail supermarkets under the brands ‘Spinneys’, ‘Waitrose’, and ‘Al Fair’ in the UAE and Oman, with more than 70 stores in the UAE alone. It has reserved five per cent of the stake for individual investors, while the remainder is allocated to institutional investors.

By investing and becoming a shareholder, investors will benefit from dividend payouts. The company plans to distribute dividends in April and October each year, allocating 70 per cent of its profits to shareholders.

How to Subscribe to Spinneys Shares?

To subscribe to or purchase Spinneys’ IPO shares, you must submit a subscription application through your bank or brokerage firm in your own name (unless representing another subscriber).

Investors can participate in Spinneys’ IPO through various banks including Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, and others.

When investing, ensure you have an updated NIN and complete all necessary fields in the subscription application with the required documents.

How to Apply for a National Investor Number (NIN)?

Apply for an Investor Number instantly or by submitting the necessary documents via DFM eServices on their website.

  • Register for DFM eServices on the DFM website or DFM Smart Services mobile app.
  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Select the eFORMS tab, choose the form, and complete it.
  • Attach the required documents and click ‘Submit.’
  • Receive the Investor Number via SMS and email notification upon request status update.

Minimum Investment Threshold

Individual investors can subscribe with a minimum of Dh5,000, while additional investments can be made in lots of at least Dh1,000. Institutional investors have a minimum subscription of Dh1 million.

Subscription Period and Allotment

The subscription period runs from April 23 to April 29, with share allotment expected by April 30. The final offer price will be determined on May 1.

Considerations for IPO Investments

Investors should bid early in the IPO process to enhance their chances of allotment, as demand typically exceeds supply. It's essential to review the company's prospectus, financial circumstances, and risk tolerance before investing.

Overall, this IPO presents an opportunity for investors to participate in an exciting venture with potential for volatile price movements post-listing.

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