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Case Code: FINC136
Case Length: 16 Pages 
Period: 2016-2017   
Pub Date: 2018
Teaching Note: Available
Price:Rs.400
Organization : Saudi Aramco
Industry : Oil and Gas
Countries : Global
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SAUDI ARAMCO

This case won the Second Prize in the 2018 oikos Case Writing Competition (Sustainable Finance track), organized by oikos International, Switzerland.
 
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INTRODUCTION

 
In early 2016, it was reported that Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco (Aramco), the world’s largest oil exporter with access to the world’s second largest proven oil reserves, was seeking proposals to float an IPO. Though Aramco was a state-owned company, the monarchy represented the state, that is, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , and thus had significant influence over the management of Aramco. Until 2016, Aramco had to pay 85% of its earnings as tax to the government and some undisclosed proportion as royalties to the Saud family, the royal family of Saudi Arabia.

In March 2016, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (Prince Salman), announced that 5% of Aramco would be floated. He claimed it would be valued at $100 billion. ..

 

 
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