November 28, 2023

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Investcorp Capital begins gauging curiosity for $600 million Abu Dhabi IPO

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Investcorp is working with HSBC Holdings on the potential providing, the folks stated. Goldman Sachs Group, First Abu Dhabi Financial institution, Emirates NBD, and Moelis & Co. have additionally been engaged on the deal, Bloomberg Information reported in March.

Investcorp Capital will include stakes in property throughout non-public fairness, actual property, credit score and company investments, the folks stated. Particulars comparable to dimension and timing are nonetheless preliminary and topic to alter, they stated.

Representatives for Investcorp and HSBC declined to remark.

The deal could be the primary of its form within the Center East, which has been within the midst of an IPO growth since late 2021. After a blockbuster 2022, itemizing exercise has slowed this yr on decrease oil costs and issues over a doable recession.

About $5.1 billion has been raised via listings within the area this yr, a 64 per cent drop from a yr in the past, knowledge compiled by Bloomberg present. That’s nonetheless 45 per cent of the yr’s complete volumes in all of Europe, the Center East and Africa, the information present.

Investcorp, which has backed luxurious companies comparable to Tiffany & Co. and Gucci, delisted from the Bahrain inventory change in 2021 after near 4 a long time because of low buying and selling volumes and a want to broaden sooner.

Initially established to boost cash from the Gulf to put money into the US and Europe, the agency has turn out to be extra international lately. It has workplaces in Beijing, Singapore, Japan and India because it seeks to broaden in Asia.

Investcorp has $50 billion in property underneath administration and counts among the Center East’s wealthiest royals and enterprise moguls as its shareholders. Its companies embody non-public fairness, actual property, infrastructure, credit score administration, strategic capital and absolute return investments.

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala Funding Co. acquired a 20 per cent stake in Investcorp in 2017.

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