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Saudi Aramco Delays Payment on Sabic Acquisition by Four Years

  • New terms of takeover agreed last month, IPO documents show
  • Oil giant will pay about a third of $69.1 billion deal in cash

Saudi Aramco will delay fully paying for the acquisition of a 70% stake in petrochemicals company Sabic by four years until September 2025 under terms of a new deal agreed on last month.

Aramco will also only pay the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund about a third of the $69.1 billion price tag in cash, down from half previously, the oil firm said in its intention-to-float announcement on Sunday. The purchase of the Public Investment Fund’s stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp., as the company is formally known, is set to close in the first half of 2020, the document shows.