We have made over two dozen investments through our balance sheet over our 18 year history. Investments in this category are primarily in early stage enterprises or where we have a strategic longer-term interest. With a longer time horizon, our activities have ranged from incubating companies in attractive sectors to executing roll-up strategies. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tarfeeh is a leading entertainment and event management company that operates a bowling alley and organizes other media 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.