Zain Zaidi

Director, Loan Structuring and Syndication, Middle East
Citi

Zain Zaidi

Biography

Zain is a Director in the Loan Structuring & Syndication team at Citi and responsible for all syndicated loan financing in the Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan. In addition to his Middle East coverage, Zain is also responsible for syndicated loan transactions for shipping clients within the broader EMEA region.

Zain has been with Citi for over 13 years between New York and London and has worked on various forms of debt origination, execution, structuring and advisory services over this time related to loans, bonds, and securitization. His client list has spanned the full credit spectrum from sovereigns and strong investment grade names to high yield issuers.

During his time at Citi, Zain has had a focus on transportation assets and infrastructure financing but has spent the last 4 years more broadly doing corporate loans covering Sovereigns, GREs, Corporates and FIs from the Middle East.

Notable recent successes include Zain being a lead banker on transactions for:

• Omani GRE (In Market) $600mn term loan

o Sole Initial Underwriter and Coordinator + Joint Bookrunner and MLA

• DP World £650mn 20 and 30 year privately placed loan for London Gateway subsidiary

o Sole Bookrunner, MLA and Placement Agent

• Equate $6bn bridge loan for acquisition of ME Global

o Sole Financial Advisor + Joint Underwriter, Bookrunner and MLA

• Emirates Global Aluminium $4.9bn Conventional and Islamic facilities

o Joint Underwriter, Bookrunner and MLA

• Government of Oman $1bn Term Loan

o Sole Coordinator + Joint Underwriter, Bookrunner and MLA

• Gaslog Ltd. $1.05bn Term Loan

o Sole Coordinator + Joint Underwriter, Bookrunner and MLA


Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2019

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