Introduction to Debt
SHUAA’s debt platform’s investment focus is centred around providing alternative sources of capital to regional corporates and asset owners.
For borrowers, we seek to provide a quick and more flexible alternative to banks and for investors we provide a collateralised investment with downside protection and stable cash returns.
Since 2011, we have deployed over USD 490 million across various credit transactions, returned USD 209 million in principal, and distributed in excess of USD 82 million in profit payments generating an average realised return of 15.0% .
Most recently, we launched SHUAA Financing Opportunities Fund – a dedicated fund focused on private Islamic financing investments in the GCC to build on our track record.
Senior Secured Debt
Mezzanine & Subordinated Debt
Subordinated construction finance to complete the Taj Hotel in Downtown Dubai
Interim financing, mixed-used development in Dubai Marina
SHUAA Financing Opportunities Fund
The Fund’s objective is to generate high cash income, whilst preserving capital primarily through investing in direct Shari’ah compliant financings, mezzanine financing and other debt-like instruments.
SHUAA successfully completed the first close of the fund in Sept 2020 with c. USD 70 million of commitments, and targeting a final close of USD 150 million in Q3 2021.
The global private credit market is expected to reach USD 1 trillion by 2021. The growing demand from corporates and developers in the GCC, coupled with limited investment managers and institutions providing alternative capital, provides a unique opportunity for the Fund to have access to substantial deal flow at attractive risk adjusted returns.