The National Investor leads consortium buy-out of 50% of National Catering Company Limited W.L.L

The National Investor (“TNI”) is pleased to announce that it has led a consortium of prominent Abu
Dhabi-based investors in the acquisition of a 50% equity stake in National Catering Company Limited
W.L.L. (“NCC”), one of the largest private sector industrial catering and facility management
businesses in the UAE.

NCC, which was established in 1990 and underwent a management buyout in 2000, operates in the
fields of industrial catering and facilities management. The company, which is primarily based in the
Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates, also operates supermarkets, cafes and diet
management services under the brand names Souq Planet, Lavanda and Slim’n Lite,
respectively. NCC serves a wide range of customers in the oil & gas, construction, healthcare and
government sectors, and is a market leader in most of its segments.

Over the years, the company has invested heavily in human talent, technology, logistics, quality health
and safety, as well as valued-added services, making it one of the few companies in the market that
can offer turnkey solutions to its clients in the field of support services.

The company also operates Al Raha International Integrated Facilities Management LLC, a joint
venture partnership with Aldar PJSC, to provide catering and facilities management services for th e Al
Raha and Yas Island developments. NCC has also expanded into Kuwait and more recently Yemen.

NCC has grown its revenues more than nine-fold from 2006 to 2013, at a compounded annual growth
rate of 36.2%. The company now serves 25 million man-days per year across its business units.
Today, NCC employs over 6,000 employees from 150 nationalities.

Over the years, the company has consistently generated value to its shareholders. With the long term
nature of its contracts, senior management’s guidance and ability to deliver on the company’s
obligations, NCC boasts over 40 contracts in hand today coupled with a back -log pipeline in excess of
AED 1.1 billion.

“We expect the company to continue to capture market share in the expanding oil & gas onshore and
offshore industrial catering market in Abu Dhabi, benefit from the continued increase in construction
activity in the UAE, and replicate its successful business model across the GCC,” added Abdullah
Mazrui, Chairman of TNI.

“From the beginning, our objective was to diversify our shareholder base and prepare the company for
a potential listing over the medium term. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the
transaction, and look forward to working together with TNI and our esteemed partners to take the
company to greater heights,” said Hany Abdel Noor, Managing Partner of NCC.

“We are using favourable market conditions to expand our operations geographically as well as to
diversify our sector clientele. We are continuously striving to participate in the country’s growth areas
such as the upcoming nuclear, railway and armed forces projects in line with the Abu Dhabi vision of
2030, in addition to expanding our presence in Dubai ahead of the EXPO 2020,” said Tarek el
Goweiny, Group CEO.

TNI and its partners have affirmed their support of NCC through the upcoming growth phase, which
may include organic or inorganic growth opportunities to further develop the business.

“This is a unique transaction for TNI and NCC, in as much as we have brought together a l ike-minded
set of partners which can help extract synergies for the business in the long term. We hope these
efforts will culminate into a listing on the stock market in the medium term,” continued Yasser Geissah,

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