TMT Finance Middle East Awards Nominations Announced
London and Doha, 15 February 2009 – The shortlist for the TMT Finance and Investment Middle East Awards has been announced with the results taking place at the Sharq Resort Hotel, Doha on the evening of March 18th 2009.
1. Telecom Deal of the Year Middle East Shortlist
STC’s acquisition of a 35% stake in Oger Telecom
Advisers: Goldman Sachs (STC), Citigroup (Saudi Oger)
Zain’s loan to finance acquisition of Iraqna
MLA: National Bank of Kuwait
Qtel’s acquisition of a 40.8% stake in Indosat
Advisers: JP Morgan, Credit Suisse (Qtel), Goldman Sachs, DF King & Co (Indosat)
Etisalat’s acquisition of a 45% stake in Swan Telecom
Value – US$900m
Advisers - Citi (Etisalat)
Zain KSA IPO
Value – SAR 7bn (US$1.9bn)
Advisers – Calyon, Calyon Saudi Fransi Limited (CSFL)
2. Telecom M&A Bank of the Year Middle East Nominations
Citigroup Global Markets
3. Fixed Line Operator of the Year Nominations
Qtel (Qatar Telecom)
Du (EMIRATES INTEGRATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
4. Wireless Operator of the Year Nominations
Qtel (Qatar Telecom)
5. Islamic Financing Deal of the Year Nominations
Zain USD 1.2b Financing
Bookrunners and MLAs: BNP Paribas, Calyon and DBS
Sabafon US$20m financing
6. Technology Provider of the Year Nominations
7. Outstanding Leader of the Year (CEO) Nominations
Eng. Saud Al-Daweesh, Executive President, STC
Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO, Qtel
Peter Kaliaropolous, CEO, Batelco
Phuthuma Nhleko, CEO, MTN
8. Special Award for Outstanding Leadership in Telecom Innovation and Development
An annual Award presented by the Judges Panel to be announced at the ceremony.
Full programme details at www.tmtfinance.com/me
Qatar Telecommunications (Qtel) is Patron of the event, which is researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup. Clifford Chance LLP is the M&A Advisors Panel Sponsor. Booz&Co is Conference Partner, and Orient Consulting is PR Partner. PwC is Industry Sponsor. Investors Group Kuwait is sponsoring the Islamic Financing Deal of the Year Award. Qatar Airways is Official Airline Partner. Capital MS&L is Investor Relations Partner. Media partners for the event include TradeArabia, theGulf, .commerce, AltAssets, Nooz, Telecommunications Insight and Middle East Monitor, and Broadcast partners are Al Jazeera TV and Al Arabia TV.
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