The National Investor (TNI)

The National Investor is a leading Abu Dhabi-based investment management and advisory firm.
We have three principal lines of business: Asset Management, Investment Banking and Private Equity.

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We have made over sixty investments through our balance sheet during the course of our history spanning over two decades. Private Equity investments that we make with our balance sheet are usually in early stage enterprises or companies where we see long-term growth prospects. With a longer time horizon, our activities have ranged from incubating companies in diversified sectors to growing medium-sized companies and preparing them for IPO exits. Investments through our balance sheet include some of the most prestigious companies in the region, including Aldar, Aramex, Aabar, Tabreed, Depa and Colliers, to name a few. We have exited many of these investments realizing an aggregate IRR in excess of 35% over our history.

Portfolio Companies
Aabar is engaged in making direct investments in various sectors including oil & gas and financial services. Aabar was the first company giving the public a chance to invest in the oil and gas sector, increasing investor interest in the offering. Aabar also enjoyed strong backers and high oil prices.
Aabar - Exited

Addar Real Estate Services (Addar) was a leading Abu Dhabi based real estate organization. Addar offered development, asset management services, and other related property services. TNI invested in Addar to participate in the promising real estate market of the late 1990s. The company was later sold to Aldar.

Addar Real Estate Co. - Exited

Founded in 2001, Aldar is one of the largest real estate developers in Abu Dhabi. The company engages in the development, sale, investment, construction, and management of real estate properties. Upon inception, Aldar acquired Addar which was incubated by TNI, the firm playing an active role in operations and back-office support.

Aldar Properties - Exited

Aramex is a global transportation and logistics services company providing a variety of express, logistics, freight forwarding and domestic distribution services. Aramex also provides a number of retail services including mail-order catalog services and mail forwarding services.

Aramex - Exited

One of the leading Real Estate consultants in the Middle East, Colliers Dubai and Abu Dhabi are wholly owned by TNI. Colliers provides the full range of real estate consultancy services, including offices, retail, residential, hotel and leisure, as well as industrial properties. TNI formed the real estate consultancy to cater to expected demand, while the sector was still in its infancy in the Middle East.


DUG is among the ten largest specialty contractors by revenue in the world, and the largest in the MENA. The flagship arm of DUG is DEPA Interiors, a company specializing in full scope fit-out and furnishing of five-star luxury hotels, yachts, and facilities. Depa has established a vast international portfolio of projects, which includes the interior fit-outs of Burj Dubai, Burj Al Arab and Emirates Palace Hotel in the UAE, the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar, and the Four Seasons and Hilton Hotel in Egypt.

Depa United Group (DUG) - Partially Exited

EMGF is a Joint Venture (“JV”) between Dubai’s Emaar Properties PJSC and India’s MGF Developments Limited. EMGF is engaged in the development of world class townships, apartments, malls and infrastructure projects across India. EMGF’s strategy is to develop global standard IT parks and set up Special Economic Zones (SEZ’s) for goods manufacturing and services rendered in India.

Emaar MGF Land Private Limited (EMGF)
Finance House is an independent finance company that provides various investment, consumer, and commercial financing services to the domestic UAE market. Products offered include consumer, commercial, trade, working capital, personal, vehicles and equipment, small and medium businesses, real estate, and alternative financing solutions.
Finance House
Gulf National Securities Center (GNSC) – Exited
GNSC is a UAE based brokerage house founded by TNI in partnership with Finance House. As a registered member of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the company’s principal activities are to provide share brokerage services in finance and commodity markets. A subsidiary is licensed to operate on the Dubai International Financial Exchange.
Gulf National Securities Center (GNSC) - Exited
Mafraq Hotel is a premier 4-star hotel located in Abu Dhabi. Originally built in 1994, the hotel is ideally located 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi city center, 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, 15 minutes from Yas Island, 5 minutes from a number of attractions. TNI bought out the Hotel in partnership with other investors and is currently operating the hotel.
Mafraq Hotel
NAS is one of the most widely recognized third-party administrators in the UAE healthcare space. NAS was formed in 2002, as a joint venture partnership between TNI and the UAE Offsets Group to improve the quality of healthcare services in the GCC. Since then TNI incubated the company providing support from an infrastructure perspective. Most importantly, TNI played an instrumental role in the expansion of NAS identifying and executing several acquisitions for the company. NAS services around 800,000 beneficiaries for blue chip insurance companies in the GCC, including Emirates Insurance, RAKNIC, Qatar Insurance, Al Wathba, Green Crescent Insurance and Abu Dhabi National Takaful.
NAS United Healthcare Services LLC (NAS) - Exited
National Catering Company is one of the largest support services conglomerates in the UAE, specializing in Industrial and Corporate Catering, Facilities Management, Engineering, Food Distribution, Retail and F&B. Established in 1990, NCC operates supermarkets, cafés and diet management services under the brand names Souq Planet, Lavanda and Slim’n Lite, respectively. It 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. TNI led a consortium of investors in the acquisition of a 50 per cent equity stake in NCC.
National Catering Company (NCC)
Thuraya, a mobile satellite services operator, provides mobile satellite communication products and services for individuals and businesses across Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and other international locations. The company offers voice, data, maritime, rural telephony, fleet management, Internet everywhere, and other telecommunication solutions.
Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company (Thuraya)

National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) constructs, owns, assembles, installs, operates, and maintains cooling and conditioning systems. It also provides district cooling technologies, ancillary services relating to the chilled water business, construction of secondary networks, manufacturing of pre-insulated pipes, provision of engineering and consultancy services, as well as water treatment services and sale of chilled water related products.

Tabreed - Exited

National Entertainment Company (Tarfeeh) is a leading leisure and entertainment company that operates a family entertainment center (Emirates Bowling Village) in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi and organizes other sports & leisure events. TNI invested in Tarfeeh together with the National Investment Corporation, the owner and operator of Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, to develop the event and entertainment sector of the region.

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