Creating sustainable financial returns and impact for Abu Dhabi for the long-term

How we invest

Our investment process

Investment process

We follow a robust and disciplined investment process from deal sourcing through to realization.

Deal sourcing

We harness the expertise of our team and our networks within the broader Abu Dhabi ecosystem to source globally compelling investment opportunities.

Preliminary evaluation

Once a potential investment is considered to match our criteria, we apply a preliminary evaluation methodology to identify a high-conviction pipeline. This evaluation includes the commercial hypotheses, opportunities, market positioning, and the associated risks and challenges of the specific market and investment.

Due diligence and deal structuring

Financial, commercial, legal, tax and technical due diligence is commenced to further validate the transaction. The collective findings are then reviewed as part of the wider investment case rationale and proposed transaction structure.

Final Management Committee approval

A rationale and summary of the key terms of the transaction, final valuation and due diligence findings are submitted to the Management Committee for assessment and review, in addition to the risk-return profile, critical success factors and the investment structure.

Signing, satisfaction of Conditions Precedent (CP) and closing

Upon approval, our Legal and other relevant functions across ADQ work closely to finalize all transaction documentation, including but not limited to the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA), Shareholders’ Agreement (SHA), Limited Partnership Agreement (LPA), and/or any other related documentation.

Portfolio management and exit planning

Each transaction is underpinned by our partnership ethos to enable our assets to achieve their commercial targets.