SHUAA’s private market investment focus is primarily growth capital and unlocking value by identifying companies seeking to enhance their performance either organically or through bolt-on acquisitions where synergies exist across the platform.
SHUAA is an active private equity investor in the Middle East with expertise in various industries including financial services, real estate, hospitality and energy, as well as a successful track record of partnering with management, enabling successful turnarounds and growing the companies.
SHUAA provides patient capital and operating support to management, with a focus on growing core businesses and making transformative acquisitions to support long-term strategies.
Below is a select list of investments under our private markets segment
Stanford Marine Group
Stanford Marine Group (SMG) is a Dubai based company catering to the offshore oil & gas sector in the GCC, Africa and SEA region for over 20 years; the company primarily focuses on chartering, building and repairing Offshore Support Vessels.
SHUAA acquired a majority stake in SMG in a liquidation scenario from Abraaj’s legacy investment portfolio and co-investor.
SHUAA recently successfully restructured SMG’s balance sheet through a debt buyout deal and also restructured its investment into a fund structure.
NCM Investment is primarily a trading and CFD platform with operations across Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan and the UAE.
It is a subsidiary of Amwal Investment, a Boursa Kuwait listed entity, of which SHUAA is a majority shareholder.
Qannas Investments Limited
Best practice and differentiated strategies throughout investment and divestment cycle
Robust Investment Process
Management & Value Creation
- Financial Services
- Real Estate
- Controlling stakes or minority with substantial influence
- Special situations
Portfolio Company Management
- Competitive sale processes
- Extensive preparation to maximize value and proceeds
- Decision-making based on projected residual values
- Consideration of risk factors
- Not bound by arbitrary fund timelines</li
- All parties are incentivized to maximize exit value