Investcorp distributes $1.2 billion to GCC investors

Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, has distributed $1.2 billion in aggregate to its GCC based investors over the past 12 months from several value realisation initiatives across asset classes, including recent exits from its private equity platform in the United States.


These investment realisations reflect Investcorp’s private equity strategy of investing in leading mid-market business services companies, with long-term growth drivers, high cash flow generation and minimal capital intensity, targeting industries that have demonstrated resilience throughout economic cycles, the firm said.


Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman at Investcorp, said: “Investcorp is focused on selecting companies that we believe are well placed to outperform their peers and adapt to changing market conditions, in addition to demonstrating innovation and setting the pace in their sectors. Since we launched our growth strategy in 2015, we have identified businesses based on their growth potential and this approach has led to great returns for investors. The significant distributions reflect our ability to continue to drive value during challenging periods in the market cycle.” 


Yusef Al Yusef, Head of Investcorp’s Private Wealth, said: “Our investors are looking for alternative investment opportunities with attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our most recent private equity exits demonstrate our strategy of partnering with companies’ management teams to accelerate their growth throughout the length of our ownership, both organically and through add-on acquisitions. Our approach has provided our existing investors with attractive returns on their investments.”


Since its inception in 1982, Investcorp has completed more than 70 private equity transactions in North America, deploying in excess of $22 billion in transaction value. Investcorp’s North American investments across asset classes comprise $21 billion of its overall $50 billion AUM. - TradeArabia News Service






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