Our Approach

ADFG invests across a variety of active strategies including listed equities, debt and private equity.

ADFG, through stringent processes and solid investment vehicles, provides an array of financial services and solutions that are forward thinking. These solutions are spread across investment banking, asset management, private equity investments, SME lending and securities brokerage. ADFG’s approach to investment begins with evaluating and transforming existing management and extends to extracting and creating value, unrealized hitherto.

Our expertise inspires an active approach, ensuring investments outperform expectations

Investment Management

27%

GROSS IRR
ACHIEVED ACROSS ALL INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES

15%

IRR Across
High Yield Debt

US$5bn Assets Under Management

Investment Strategy

Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) seeks opportunistic investments across a variety of sectors and geographies, typically with a ticket size of US$50m to US$500m in value.

We are both sector and region agnostic in our investment focus, however, we have an exceptional track record of success in financial services, real estate and hospitality in the UAE, GCC, MENA, London and Eastern Europe.

Investment Process

Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) follows a structured and highly disciplined investment process in selecting investments, which utilises its extensive market knowledge and investment expertise and experience in target markets.

Idea Generation
01

Identify theme Idea generation

Devise strategy; identify target space based on theme

Selection
02

Sourcing through contacts & existing relationships

Screening & preliminary analysis of opportunity

Decision Making
03

Detailed due diligence

Screening & preliminary analysis of opportunity

Execution/Monitoring
04

Compare and verify actions

Geographic Focus

ADFG, through its strategic partners and subsidiaries, has presence across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, UK, Montenegro, Bulgaria, US, India, and Pakistan through multiple investments. Our team has significant experience transacting in these markets and has consistently been able to identify and unlock value.

However, ADFG is opportunistic in nature and will consider any asset class in any market if we believe it represents potential value for our investors.

The map below highlights the geographic span of ADFG’s investment universe.

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