PhilosophyPrivate equity plays an important role in diversifying and enhancing ADIA’s total returns.
Our global reach and in-house expertise, together with our network of relationships, enable us to unlock solutions to complex situations.
We are a long-term investor, which gives us the flexibility to act as a stable partner through market cycles.
Sherwood Dodge Global Head of Private Equities, Private Equities Department
ProcessWe are open-minded about finding value wherever it exists, assessing opportunities across geographies, sectors and asset types on a relative value basis.
The flexibility of our mandate means that we are able to invest at all points in the capital structure and craft innovative solutions that support value creation strategies.
Our goal is to build collaborative and enduring relationships with our investment partners and the companies in which we invest, based on closely aligned interests.
PortfolioWe invest directly into mature as well as growth-stage companies with strong management and value creation potential, either alongside our partners or by taking sole minority stakes.
We have an extensive network of long standing relationships with leading global and regional private equity firms, with which we have built broad and mutually beneficial partnerships encompassing both direct and fund investments.
PIC: Supporting an industry leader for further growth
Over recent years, ADIA’s Private Equities Department has been actively reviewing opportunities in the UK’s pension insurance sector. The industry has experienced significant growth, driven by increasing demand from pension schemes looking to de-risk their defined benefit pension obligations.
UPL - Arysta: Facilitating a major corporate partnership
In July 2018, ADIA and alternative asset management firm TPG agreed to invest $600 million each in UPL Corporation Limited (UPL), the international operating company of UPL Limited, a global agrochemical solutions provider listed on India’s National Stock Exchange.
In October 2019, a consortium co-led by a wholly owned subsidiary of ADIA and private equity firm EQT Partners concluded the acquisition of Galderma from Nestlé for CHF 10.2 billion.
In 2017, ADIA teamed up with Blackstone, one of its core relationships in the private equity space, on the successful carve-out of a subsidiary of the U.K.’s Aon plc for $4.8 billion, including a potential earn out.
TeamWe have a diverse team of private equity professionals based in our Abu Dhabi headquarters, combining deep sectoral expertise with first-hand knowledge of the key markets in which we invest.
Our people seek out opportunities on a regional basis, targeting our priority sectors of Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials, Technology and Consumer.
It’s important for us to appreciate the cultural and business environment nuances of the markets we invest in, and that’s particularly the case in Asia Pacific which is such a dynamic and diverse region. Our teams include country specialists who are sensitive to local considerations and have an in-depth understanding of how these markets work. This provides us with insights and helps us build new relationships and strengthen existing ones, which means we can access a broader opportunity set.Nancy KuHead of Asia Pacific
ADIA benefits from an extensive network of relationships from across the private equity world and, as a result, we have excellent access to other investors, bankers, subject matter experts and many others. We enjoy an active, ongoing dialogue with them, we travel extensively and also host them here in Abu Dhabi, which gives us tremendous visibility on what is happening in private equity on a global scale.Ahmed AlNeyadiInvestment Manager