Shariah Compliant Transactions

Merchant Edge principals have vast experience in arranging, structuring and placing Shariah Complaint Transactions (Sukuk). Our core activity is to advise on, and to execute, structured debt transactions with a focus on asset based finance. Our expertise covers a full spectrum of asset classes, including, Energy, Commodities, Trade Receivables, Consumer Loans, Inventory, Equipment Lease, Oil & Gas, and Mining.

The Merchant Edge team has executed several landmark deals, including:

  • The first Islamic securitization out of the GCC, 2003- named 2nd best emerging markets deal of the year by ISR
  • The first Revolving Auto Loan ABS in the MENA region (2005)
  • The first Islamic oil and gas rated securitization out of the US- named as the most innovative Islamic deal of the year 2007 by Euromoney
  • The fist ABCP conduit in the MENA region (2007)
  • The biggest Lebanese term Auto ABS deal (2009)
  • The first Lebanese auto ABS deal using the new Lebanese securitization law enacted in 2005 (2009), and
  • Several private consumer loan backed transactions for top private banks in the CIS space (2007 & 2008)