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ICD provides $50m financing to Kuwait’s Company

 BY DAYO ADESULU

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (ICD-PS.org) and ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company K.S.C.P.(“ALAFCO”) signed a four-year syndicated secured financing agreement for USD 75 million with a USD 50 million participation from ICD making it the lead financier in the transaction.

The agreement demonstrates the confidence ICD has in ALAFCO’s business model, its long-term sustainability and the outlook of the aviation sector

While the aviation sector plays a crucial role in global connectivity and mobility as well as economic growth, it has been one of the hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic. ICD’s financing will strengthen the operations of ALAFCO and help it to be well prepared for economic activities and travel picks up. This transaction was arranged by KFH Capital.

Mr Ayman Sejiny, the CEO of ICD, commented, “We are very pleased to support ALAFCO in its efforts as a leading player in the aircraft leasing market following Islamic finance principles. ICD is also pleased to work in collaboration with KFH Capital in this transaction. ICD fosters sustainable economic growth in its 55 member countries by financing private sector investments, mobilizing capital from the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.”

Mr Adel Ahmad Albanwan, the CEO of ALAFCO said, “I am delighted and pleased to have worked closely with ICD in finalizing the secured financing agreement. The agreement demonstrates the confidence ICD has in ALAFCO’s business model, its long-term sustainability and the outlook of the aviation sector. I would like to thank ICD for their support and efforts throughout the process. Furthermore, I would like to thank KFH Capital for their contribution and support in advising ALAFCO on this financing arrangement”.

Mr Abdulaziz Almarzooq, KFH Capital’s CEO stated “KFH Capital is pleased to have advised ALAFCO on this very important transaction given the current aviation market conditions. He added, “I would like to thank all the parties involved in making the transaction a success and especially ALAFCO for placing their trust in KFH Capital’s capabilities.” tech) to make financing more efficient and comprehensive.

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