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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Since
2004

Managed funds
in excess of
USD
800
million

In 2014
deployed more than SAR
250
million across individual
investments in its core
Saudi market

Private equity
firm in the
MENA.

Established in
Riyadh
with presence in
Dubai &
Cairo.

Since 2004

Managed funds in excess of USD 800 million

In 2014 deployed more than SAR 250 million across individual investments in its core Saudi market

Private equity firm in the MENA.

Established in Riyadh with presence in Dubai & Cairo.

Amwal AlKhaleej is a premier private equity and investment firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The first private equity established and headquartered in Riyadh in late 2004, Amwal AlKhaleej has also offices in Dubai and Cairo. Seeded by prominent regional family offices, the company became fully owned and managed by its management team since 2013.

With a powerful blend of indigenous and global expertise, Amwal AlKhaleej builds unique investment partnerships that deliver an Absolute Advantage to all stakeholders. Amwal AlKhaleej focuses on delivering superior results that are consistent and absolute. We emphasize ethics and transparency as we unlock long-term value in our investments.

While open to opportunities across the region, Amwal AlKhaleej targets sectors where it can create value, and form partnerships with regional companies that have strong and committed management teams pursuing growth.

Ever since its inception, Amwal AlKhaleej has deployed funds in excess of USD 800 million; “Amwal AlKhaleej I,” the firm’s first partnership closed in January 2005 generated top decile returns for its vintage. “Amwal AlKhaleej II,” the firm’s second partnership, was closed in May 2007 and is currently in exit stage. The Firm has also been actively involved in developing landmarks PPP projects in KSA, mainly in the power and transportation sectors.

Since 2013, Amwal AlKhaleej has made various individual investments in its core Saudi market.

OUR portfolio

Investment Approach

Amwal AlKhaleej’s investment approach centres on providing a customized growth capital approach through acquiring significant minority to majority stakes in middle-sized family owned companies targeting high potential sectors in the MENA region. Amwal AlKhaleej follows a flexible investment model with an inclination towards unlevered significant minority to majority stake investments partnering up with families and supporting their company growth.

We seek to build on management and shareholders capabilities to ensure interest alignment in implementing operational improvement initiatives. We have a strong track record in turning local companies into regional players.
Amwal AlKhaleej has also been actively involved in developing landmarks PPP projects in KSA, mainly in the power and transportation sectors.

Absolute Advantage

Absolute
Advantage

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Creating Superior
results

Amwal AlKhaleej offers an Absolute Advantage to its partners by creating superior results that have a sweeping impact on businesses. Through teamwork and a shared vision, we give businesses a unique advantage by designing, supporting and deploying initiatives that foster long-term value creation for our investee companies and all stakeholders.

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Experience

The partners and management team of Amwal AlKhaleej bring with them a proven track-record of delivering strong returns. Our high-profile and prominent partners enjoy excellent reputations, strong capital capabilities and successful business experience.

OUR portfolio

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Creating Superior results

Amwal AlKhaleej offers an Absolute Advantage to its partners by creating superior results that have a sweeping impact on businesses. Through teamwork and a shared vision, we give businesses a unique advantage by designing, supporting and deploying initiatives that foster long-term value creation for our investee companies and all stakeholders.

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Experience

The partners and management team of Amwal AlKhaleej bring with them a proven track-record of delivering strong returns. Our high-profile and prominent partners enjoy excellent reputations, strong capital capabilities and successful business experience.

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partnerships

Partnerships lie at the heart of Amwal AlKhaleej’s Absolute Advantage, and they thrive because of our expertise, experience, and relationships. These partnerships are a primary reason for our success, and we always prioritize people and believe in the strength, character and growth potential of our partners.

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relationships

Amwal AlKhaleej recognizes the value of relationships based on shared knowledge, trust and transparency. Its closely-knit network of partners and highly experienced management team are all indigenous to the region and have a deep understanding of the cultural, business and legal landscape. Our rich partnerships provide us with access to the most influential people and companies in the Middle East; give us a platform through which to have genuine dialogue with limited partners and investee companies; and create bonds that transcend transactions.

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Expertise

Amwal AlKhaleej has a team of well-respected and internationally trained local talent that is backed by a group of prominent investors. Together, they offer the industry’s highest level of cutting-edge expertise and allow the Firm to actively find and close promising investment prospects; identify value creation opportunities through growth or re-structuring strategies; and exit investments profitably within a 5-7 year timeframe.

VALUE CREATION

The partners and management team of Amwal AlKhaleej bring with them a proven track-record of delivering strong returns. Our high-profile and prominent partners enjoy excellent reputations, strong capital capabilities and successful business experience.

VALUE CREATION

The partners and management team of Amwal AlKhaleej bring with them a proven track-record of delivering strong returns. Our high-profile and prominent partners enjoy excellent reputations, strong capital capabilities and successful business experience.

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Business
Network

Amwal AlKhaleej leverages its extensive network of partners and investee companies across the Middle East to penetrate new markets and facilitate geographic expansion by providing access to strong JV partners, reliable suppliers and attractive clients from across the region, especially Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt.

Strategic
Support

Amwal AlKhaleej works closely with the board and management team of each investee company to provide assistance with implementing value-enhancing projects, new growth and investment initiatives, operational efficiencies, and capital expenditure decisions. Our shared aim is to accelerate high-quality growth, and Amwal AlKhaleej adapts its involvement to the requirements of each investee company in order to ensure maximum value creation for all stakeholders.

Financial
Expertise

Amwal AlKhaleej draws on its deep financial expertise to support investee companies in their efforts to create value through corporate finance activities. The Firm’s management team brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, from identification, pricing to execution and an in-depth understanding of how to raise debt or equity. We also advise companies on optimizing their capital structure and leverage our extensive banking network to secure favorable financing solutions.

Corporate
Governance

Amwal AlKhaleej actively participates on boards and key board committees of its portfolio companies to instil corporate governance global best practices, tailored for family businesses in the region to ensure corporate discipline and controls and enhance information flow.

Management

Amwal AlKhaleej strongly believes that the driving force behind any successful business lies in its people. As such, Amwal AlKhaleej actively participates in recruitment of senior managers of its portfolio companies and makes sure to introduce new management systems and controls and develops adequate compensation mechanisms to motivate the management team and align their incentives with shareholders.

Liquidity

Amwal AlKhaleej leverages its extensive knowledge of regional markets to prepare investee companies for smooth and efficient public listings. Our experience with complex matters such as optimizing ownership structures, institutionalizing corporate governance, and navigating the regulatory environment allows us to support investee companies through initial public listing processes which maximize value for all stakeholders.

Business
Network

Amwal AlKhaleej leverages its extensive network of partners and investee companies across the Middle East to penetrate new markets and facilitate geographic expansion by providing access to strong JV partners, reliable suppliers and attractive clients from across the region, especially Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt.

Strategic
Support

Amwal AlKhaleej works closely with the board and management team of each investee company to provide assistance with implementing value-enhancing projects, new growth and investment initiatives, operational efficiencies, and capital expenditure decisions. Our shared aim is to accelerate high-quality growth, and Amwal AlKhaleej adapts its involvement to the requirements of each investee company in order to ensure maximum value creation for all stakeholders.

Financial
Expertise

Amwal AlKhaleej draws on its deep financial expertise to support investee companies in their efforts to create value through corporate finance activities. The Firm’s management team brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, from identification, pricing to execution and an in-depth understanding of how to raise debt or equity. We also advise companies on optimizing their capital structure and leverage our extensive banking network to secure favorable financing solutions.

Corporate
Governance

Amwal AlKhaleej actively participates on boards and key board committees of its portfolio companies to instil corporate governance global best practices, tailored for family businesses in the region to ensure corporate discipline and controls and enhance information flow.

Management

Amwal AlKhaleej strongly believes that the driving force behind any successful business lies in its people. As such, Amwal AlKhaleej actively participates in recruitment of senior managers of its portfolio companies and makes sure to introduce new management systems and controls and develops adequate compensation mechanisms to motivate the management team and align their incentives with shareholders.

Liquidity

Amwal AlKhaleej leverages its extensive knowledge of regional markets to prepare investee companies for smooth and efficient public listings. Our experience with complex matters such as optimizing ownership structures, institutionalizing corporate governance, and navigating the regulatory environment allows us to support investee companies through initial public listing processes which maximize value for all stakeholders.