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November 18, 2020 | Reuters
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ADQ Eyes $1B Loan Back to LDC

Discussions have revolved around financing structure

Abu Dhabi state-owned ADQ is in talks with banks for a loan of about $1 billion that would back its acquisition of a 45% stake in commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Co (LDC), three sources told Reuters.

ADQ said last week it had signed an agreement to acquire an indirect 45% equity stake in LDC, in what would be the first outside investment in the family-owned commodity merchant’s 169-year-old history.

Discussions have revolved around the structure of the financing, with the company initially looking to raise the loan on a non-recourse basis, said the sources.

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