Since inception, ADQ has served as a sustainable investor that is accelerating the transformation of Abu Dhabi into a globally competitive economy. We are well-positioned to deliver on this mandate by building economic clusters that are aligned with strategic governmental priorities.
ADQ’s highly proficient and experienced board of directors and management team collectively works to optimize the financial performance of ADQ’s portfolio and grow pioneering businesses across strategic sectors of Abu Dhabi’s economy.
ADQ was established to create further value and future-proof Abu Dhabi’s economy. It brings together some of the Emirate’s most dynamic, transformational and ambitious enterprises through direct and indirect investments across key sectors of the local economy.
Managing a broad portfolio of assets operating in key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s economy uniquely positions us to influence sustainable outcomes for our nation – ultimately making a positive impact on the communities where we operate and improving the quality of life for future generations.
We are actively enabling Abu Dhabi’s vision to become a digitally enabled economy. We partner and work with the management teams of our portfolio companies to build national, regional and global champions that can help deliver this vision.
Within the UAE’s ‘Principles of the 50’, human capital is viewed as a catalyst for the nation’s competitiveness and future growth over the next 50 years. At ADQ, we are committed to developing, attracting and retaining talent across the organization and building future leaders.
We take a long-term view to investment and continuously identify opportunities that complement Abu Dhabi’sinnovation agenda and solidify its wider ambitions of enhancing R&D throughout the economy. As such, we arepositioning our portfolio for the future by placing innovation and R&D at the heart of our strategy and culture.
Our approach to investing is defined by our ability to deploy capital responsibly and efficiently to further boost the UAE's economic growth and future-proof our nation, underpinned by four main pillars.
As a trusted government partner, ADQ is increasing Abu Dhabi’s sustainable agricultural footprint, driving investments in AgTech solutions, and expanding local farmers’ ability to grow more produce domestically.
Abu Dhabi is home to globally renowned healthcare institutions and pharmaceutical companies, built to support the well-being of a growing population. ADQ’s portfolio companies leverage technology to shape the future of healthcare while keeping patient-centered care, diagnostics and clinical excellence at their core.
Bringing together a portfolio of assets across the entire logistics value chain, ADQ is spearheading the strategy to grow Abu Dhabi’s global connectivity and capitalize on opportunities to enable trade and commerce.
We published our climate change position statement highlighting our active role in the fight against climate change.
M & A
Offered to combine shareholdings in AMMROC, Etihad Engineering and GAL into Abu Dhabi Aviation
We proposed a combination of Etihad Engineering, AMMROC and GAL with Abu Dhabi Aviation to create a globally competitive Aviation Services and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) business primed for future growth.
M & A
Acquired stakes in several companies in Egypt
We invested in several transactions in companies within key sectors of Egypt's economy, building on its long-term commitment to investing in the country's economic growth.
Appointed new Chairman of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
We appointed H.E. Hisham Khalid Tawfiq Abdulkhaliq Malak as Chairman of ADX to oversee the development of the exchange.
Launched ‘Growth Lab’ to accelerate innovation and R&D
We launched Growth Lab, representing our commitment to innovation and R&D with a direct focus on creating value and sustainable impact across priority sectors of the UAE's economy.
Celebrated title sponsorship of UAE Team ADQ, the country's first official women’s cycling team
We partnered with the first official women's cycling team in the region, UAE Team ADQ, to promote an active, healthier lifestyle and inspire the next generation of female athletes.
Ventures & incubation
Launched digital banking platform Wio
We launched a new digital banking platform, Wio, which offers customers in the UAE a fully digital banking choice with tailored products and services to meet their lifestyles and needs.
ADQ FWD - Destination Digitalization: The Future of Logistics
The fourth ADQ FWD paper explored the key drivers to foster the emergence of a data-driven interconnected global logistics network for a more secure and futureproofed supply chain.
Appointed new CEO of Etihad Aviation Group
Antonoaldo Neves was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group to lead the company on its path of sustainable growth.
M & A
Offered to acquire a stake in Unifrutti
We offered to acquire a majority stake in Unifrutti to generate strong financial returns and bolster food resilience in the UAE.
Developed valuable partnerships in the Sultanate of Oman
We entered into a AED 30 billion partnership with OIA to facilitate investments in the Sultanate of Oman and signed an MoU with Oman Information, Communication and Technology Group (ITHCA) to establish a AED 592 million venture capital fund to invest in the country.
M & A
Acquired Turkey's Birgi Mefar Group (BMG)
We acquired the leading Turkish pharmaceutical company BMG to expand life sciences capabiliies in sterile injectables and wider pharmaceutical services segments while complementing ADQ's broader commitment to Türkiye.
Set up the UAE's first SPAC with Chimera Capital
Shares of ADC Acquisition Corporation PJSC commenced trading on ADX, allowing companies to benefit from ADQ and Chimera Investments' vast multi-sector expertise and combined network.
Joint Ventures & Collaborations
Established a new animal health platform in Abu Dhabi alongside E20 Investment
We partnered with E20 Investment to establish a new animal health platform in Abu Dhabi, significantly increasing the capital's capacity to deliver comprehensive ceterinary healthcare and vaccinations.
Partnered with key banks in Greece
We signed an investment partnership agreement with the Hellenic Development Bank (HDB) and Hellenic Development Bank of Investments (HDBI) to fund investments worth EUR 4 billion across key sectors of Greece's economy.
Launched ADQ's Biodiversity positioning statement
We published our biodiversity positioning statement reinforncing our commitment to sustaining the communities and ecosystems we operate in.
Etihad Aviation Group
The Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs transferred ownership of Etihad Aviation Group to ADQ providing a new aviation strategy to serve as a world-class sustainable aviation hub anchored in end-to-end airport service excellence and an unrivaled customer journey.
Monetized a minority stake in TAQA
We monetized a stake of 8.6% in TAQA, the diversified utilities and energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, to Multiply Group PJSC, Abu Dhabi Pension Fund and other prominent investors.
Launched the ADQ Ramadan Football Tournament
In collaboration with the UAE Football Association, we introduced the ADQ Ramadan Football Tournament in line with ADQ's commitment to promote active and healthier lifestyles in the community.
Listed Abu Dhabi Ports Group on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
We listed Abu Dhabi Ports Group on ADX, accelerating the company's drive towards becoming a global maritime and logistics leader.
Ventures & incubation
Further Ventures launches USD 200 million fund anchored by ADQ
Further, a new venture building and investment firm backed by ADQ, launched a USD 200 million fund dedicated to co-creating ventures focused on Digital Assets, FinTech and Supply Chain aimed to back founders from idea stage to exit.
Launched a fund with Jordan's Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE)
We launched a $100 million venture capital fund with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan to support high-growth technology companies and the continued growth of the Kingdom's burgeoning digital economy.