Investcorp distributes $1.2 billion to GCC investors over the past 12 months


Bahrain – Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, announced that it has distributed $1.2 billion in aggregate to its GCC based investors over the past 12 months from several value realization initiatives across asset classes, including recent exits from its private equity platform in the United States.

These investment realizations reflect Investcorp’s private equity strategy of investing in leading mid-market business services companies, with long-term growth drivers, high cash flow generation and minimal capital intensity, targeting industries that have demonstrated resilience throughout economic cycles.

Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman at Investcorp, said: “Investcorp is focused on selecting companies that we believe are well placed to outperform their peers and adapt to changing market conditions, in addition to demonstrating innovation and setting the pace in their sectors. Since we launched our growth strategy in 2015, we have identified businesses based on their growth potential and this approach has led to great returns for investors. The significant distributions reflect our ability to continue to drive value during challenging periods in the market cycle.” 

Yusef Al Yusef, Head of Investcorp’s Private Wealth said: “Our investors are looking for alternative investment opportunities with attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our most recent private equity exits demonstrate our strategy of partnering with companies’ management teams to accelerate their growth throughout the length of our ownership, both organically and through add-on acquisitions. Our approach has provided our existing investors with attractive returns on their investments.”

Since its inception in 1982, Investcorp has completed more than 70 private equity transactions in North America, deploying in excess of $22 billion in transaction value. Investcorp’s North American investments across asset classes comprise $21 billion of its overall $50 billion AUM.

About Investcorp:

Investcorp is a global investment manager, specializing in alternative investments across private equity, real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP stakes, infrastructure, and insurance asset management. Since our inception in 1982, we have focused on generating attractive returns for our clients, while creating long-term value in our portfolio companies by adopting a disciplined investment process, employing talented professionals, and utilizing the resources of a global institution with an innovative approach.

We invest capital in our products and strategies, ensuring that interests are aligned with our investors and stakeholders. We pursue sustainable value creation through our investments and in the communities in which we operate and take pride in partnering with clients to deliver tailored solutions for their needs.

Today, Investcorp manages $50 billion in assets, including assets managed by third party managers. Investcorp has 14 offices in the US, Europe, GCC and Asia, including, India, China, Japan and Singapore and employs approximately 500 people from 50 nationalities globally.