OUR JOURNEY

A leading asset management and investment banking platform

A leading asset management and investment banking platform, with c. USD 13 billion in assets under management

SHUAA Capital psc is recognized for its strong track record and pioneering approach to investing through a differentiated, innovative and global product offering focused on public and private markets, debt and real estate.

The asset management segment, one of the region’s largest, manages real estate funds and projects, investment portfolios and funds in the regional equities, fixed income and credit markets; it also provides investment solutions to clients, with a focus on alternative investment strategies. The investment banking segment provides corporate finance advisory, transaction services, private placement, public offerings of equity and debt securities, while also creating market liquidity on OTC fixed income products. The firm is regulated as a financial investment company by the Securities and Commodities Authority.

Following the merger with Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) in 2019 we have continued to focus on the integration of the two entities during 2020, creating a resilient and unique platform that operates across two key segments and regions.

As part of this integration and in response to COVID-19 we have a redefined strategic focus to help achieve our goals through 2021 and beyond.

Integrated Business Model

The merger with ADFG has allowed us to create a powerful and unique platform which is one of the leading asset management and investment banking platforms in the region.

Long-standing 40+ year history and reputation as a leading platform in the region further enhanced through the merger with ADFG

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2011
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2019

Arabian General Investment Corporation (AGICO) established in the UAE

AGICO listed on the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange

AGICO renamed SHUAA Capital PSC

Global financial crisis resulting in largest loss in SHUAA’s history

Incorporation of ADFG

ADFG acquisition of 48.4% of SHUAA

SHUAA refocuses on investment banking and capital markets businesses; expansion into Kuwait and Turkey SHUAA’s best financial results since 2007

Merger of ADFG with SHUAA

Provide clients with multi-asset class expertise with a demonstrable track record
Accelerate growth as a leading regional Asset Management firm
Diversify revenue streams and enhance profitability
Create shareholder value through significant synergies

SHUAA provides investment opportunities across clearly defined segments

  • Asset Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate

Public Markets​

Investments in publicly listed securities through fund structures and client discretionary portfolios

Private Markets

Private equity investments in private companies and funds, with a focus on distressed and special situations

Real Estate

Vertically integrated specialist platforms across the value chain and geographies

Debt

Specialist platform focused on private debt and alternative financing, through standalone deals and fund structures

Banking​

Boutique investment banking services

Markets​

Sales & trading platform primarily focused on fixed income

Investment Management

Global execution, brokerage and securities services

Corporate

Manages principal investments, non-core assets, corporate developments, treasury and other shared services related to the company

Operating across geographies

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A track record of driving product innovation and strategic partnerships

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Launched the first Secondary Private Equity Fund in the GCC

Established the first listed investment vehicle that invests in the GCC1

1 Qannas Investments Limited is no longer listed

Created fund structures with direct investment into prime London real estate developments

Launched the first constructivist strategy public equity fund in the GCC

Launched the first mezzanine debt platform in the UAE, providing last mile financing

Established regional strategic partnerships

Established global strategic partnerships (500 Startups)

Established regional strategic partnerships

ICC Fund Platform

The first Sharia- compliant funds within an ICC umbrella to launch in the Abu Dhabi Global Market

SHUAA Financing Opportunities Fund

Launched fund focused on private Islamic financing in the GCC

Rapid and consistent growth in AUM and entity evolution

GCC-Focused AIM Listed Fund
Secondary Private Equity Fund
Northacre Strategic Acquisition
London Development
London Development
London Development
European Hospitality
European Hospitality
Principal Investment
European Hospitality
Eastern European Fund
Principal Investment
London Hospitality
Mezzanine Debt Platform
London Development
Constructivist Public Equity Fund
SHUAA Investment
GCC Fund
Principal Investment
GCC Development
Principal Investment
London Portfolio
GCC Portfolio
Advisory Services
DPM
6 GCC RE PE Funds
Private Debt Fund
Private Equity Fund
ICC Fund Platform
RE Development
RE Asset Management
Private Markets
Public Markets
Private Debt
Investment Management

Leveraging our Combined Strengths

Through the merger and subsequent integration of both entities, we are better positioned to excel given we have fundamentals for a stronger business, with diversified revenue streams and improved earnings visibility.

We have implemented the best platform to leverage our combined strengths and accelerate our growth ambitions

Our strength and value as an industry- leading, diversified and profitable company are underpinned by proven achievements, including a record of growth, a unique product offering, recurring revenue streams, strong margins and most importantly, the ability to scale.

This is showcased by our resilient financial performance throughout 2020 despite the backdrop and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a combined firm, since 2014 we have grown our assets under management (AUM) by circa 800%, from USD 1.7 billion to c. USD 14 billion. Moreover, we generate a significant proportion of our revenues from recurring AUM business in addition to achieving high IRRs across investment platforms. As a combined company, we are led by a best-in-class Board of Directors and a seasoned and dynamic senior management team.