Abu dhabi’s ihc completes 45% stake purchase in alpha dhabi holding
April 13th, 2021: ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC) said it completed a 45 per cent stake purchase in Alpha Dhabi Holding (ADH), a growing real estate and construction sector focused company. No value for the transaction, which comes after IHC's board meeting disclosure on March 4, 2021, was provided. "The acquisition of a substantial stake in Alpha Dhabi Holding will add a significant scale to IHC," Syed Basar Shueb, IHC's chief executive, said in a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, where the company's shares trade. "The move will increase and diversify our investment vertical, as we continually seek strategic partnerships with local and international players and further strengthen our leadership position in the marketplace." IHC, which is majority owned by Abu Dhabi's PAL Group of Companies, has steadily expanded its portfolio by acquiring businesses in emerging technologies, real estate and health care among others. The company acquired a stake in California-based aerospace company SpaceX through a private equity fund, and has invested in UK-based DNA sequencing firm Oxford Nanopore technologies and New York digital marketing company Yieldmo.