Aramco Mulls over Acquisition a Stake in SABIC

Published July 19th, 2018 - 08:02 GMT
Aramco plans to boost investments in refining and petrochemicals to secure new markets for its crude. (Shutterstock)
Aramco plans to boost investments in refining and petrochemicals to secure new markets for its crude. (Shutterstock)

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has engaged banks for an advice on the potential acquisition of a strategic stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC).

The invitation of banks to provide advisory role was made last month, and the acquisition of move SABIC could boost the state oil giant’s market value.

SABIC is 70 per cent owned by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and has a market capitalisation of SAR 385.2 billion ($102.7 billion).

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Aramco plans to boost investments in refining and petrochemicals to secure new markets for its crude, reported Reuters.

By Kudakwashe


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