DEBT INVESTMENTS

Niche expertise in alternative finance and special situations

In figures

10+ year

track record

USD 500 million+

invested

19

investments made

16.8%

realized IRR

USD 400 million

distributed

Introduction to Debt

Our platform provides alternative finance solutions across multiple private debt strategies and sectors to regional corporates and asset owners through our Shari’a compliant funds and discretionary mandates. We take a value-oriented approach using fundamental bottom-up analysis, strict underwriting criteria and a robust investment process.

Strategies

Real Estate and Asset Backed Lending

Venture Debt

Alternative Lending

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.

Cayman Fund Domicile
Private Debt Asset class
Sharia Complaint
Fund Approach
Income Yield and Capital Preservation
GCC Geographic
USD 150 million Target size

SHUAA Venture Partners

SHUAA Venture Partners (SVP) is the largest venture debt fund in the GCC and has been established to support the growth of regional technology and technology-enabled leaders that are seeking alternative sources of funding without significantly diluting their shareholding. The strategy was developed sharing the vision of the GCC’s regional goals of economic diversification and growth of the new economy.

We aim to support the growth of businesses, create jobs, lead further developments in innovation and technology, support economic diversification and guide founders towards realizing their vision.

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)

We recognise the growing importance of incorporating ESG considerations as part of our investment process. In order to have the desired impact and effect, we seek to align the views of all stakeholders, set the path for ESG within SHUAA, and transparently report to our shareholders and clients. We consider both environmental and social impacts of the companies we are investing in, as well as looking at overall improvement in governance and transparency.