APICORP’s investments business does captive private equity investments, mainly through direct investments in private companies and, selectively, via funds. We invest in high quality businesses with clear growth and value-creation potential.
APICORP actively participates in the strategic development of its investee companies, through constructive partnerships with likeminded partners. This allows us to play a significant role in directing investee companies, through effective board representation.
Investment decisions are based on diverse criteria including growth potential, commercial and technical feasibility. Each investment is the result of a defined, multi-stage evaluation process. Investments in our member countries and the broader Arab world is our main focus. Investments outside the Arab region are only considered where definitive benefits to the Arab region and/ or the Corporation are identified and will generally only be considered in partnership with a trusted local partner.
Following an investment APICORP remains actively involved in supporting and monitoring the execution of a clear roadmap for value creation. APICORP is able to add significant value to an investee company through its networks, relationships, brand and balance sheet.
APICORP is actively seeking opportunities to grow and diversify its portfolio, whether geographically or within the broader energy sector. It prefers investing alongside reputable and likeminded partners, in well managed businesses with a clear and sustainable competitive advantage.