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Phoenix Group postpones share listing amid high demand

TL;DR Breakdown

  • Phoenix Group’s initial public offering (IPO) was postponed to December 5, 2023, aligning with the United Arab Emirates National Day holidays.
  • The company experienced a 33 times oversubscription during its pre-market phase, indicating strong investor demand for its shares.
  • Retail investors showed extraordinary interest, oversubscribing 180 times, while professional investors contributed to a 22-fold oversubscription.

Phoenix Group, a prominent cryptocurrency mining firm, is gearing up for its much-anticipated debut on the public market following a highly successful pre-market sale. The company’s initial public offering (IPO), initially scheduled for Dec. 4, 2023, on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), has been postponed to Dec. 5, 2023. This change comes in light of the upcoming public holidays for the United Arab Emirates National Day, celebrated on Dec. 2 each year. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization has declared Dec. 2-4 public holidays for the private sector.

In a statement released on Nov. 28, Phoenix Group emphasized the importance of aligning with the national holiday to ensure wider participation in the IPO. The rescheduling move reflects the firm’s commitment to honoring significant national events while maintaining investor interest.

Phoenix Group IPO draws massive interest

The anticipation surrounding the Phoenix Group’s IPO has been building since its announcement in July 2023. The pre-market phase, which concluded on Nov. 18, saw a staggering 33 times oversubscription, indicating a robust demand for shares. The offering, which included 907,323,529 shares, witnessed an exceptional response, with retail investors oversubscribing 180 times and professional investors contributing to a 22-fold oversubscription.

This overwhelming response underscores the strong investor confidence in Phoenix Group’s business model and growth potential. As a UAE-based mining operator, the company is at the forefront of developing one of the largest mining facilities in the Middle East, further solidifying its position in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency mining industry.

UAE’s rising crypto-friendly environment

The United Arab Emirates has been making significant strides in establishing itself as a leading crypto-friendly jurisdiction. The country has launched various initiatives, including creating multiple Web3-focused economic free zones, to foster the development of the cryptocurrency sector. These efforts are part of a broader strategy to position the UAE as a global hub for technological innovation and digital economy.

In a recent development, on Nov. 28, the crypto exchange M2 received regulatory approval and announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. This collaboration will enable retail and institutional clients in the UAE to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, further enhancing the country’s crypto ecosystem.

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