Investments:

Saudi Arabia

Investing in the Future of Saudi Arabia

In 2016, following nearly 70 years of proven success, we increased our investment focus for the development of our home market, forming ‘Abdul Latif Jameel Investments’ – a dedicated and well-resourced venture.

This initiative is set to identify opportunities and drive investment in Saudi Arabia. Its goal is to accelerate diversification and business growth, while contributing to the economic development of the country.

Ripe for Development

The Saudi Arabian economy is at an important inflection point. Ongoing structural changes demand larger private sector participation in key developmental sectors.

We have a clear vision to be the most trusted investment partner in Saudi Arabia, and the benchmark for active ownership and creation of market leaders. Aligned with the goals of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’, we are actively seeking new opportunities for diversification and growth and will continue to manage our investments to maximize value creation for our partners’ and shareholders’ return and for the development of the economy and society.

Our strategic objective is to significantly contribute to extending the diversification mandate for Abdul Latif Jameel, shaping and leading the sectors we choose to be in, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, energy and environmental services, transportation and logistics, non-weaponized defense and automotive value chain initiatives.

“We're not a country new to foreign investment.  The largest of international companies are present in the Saudi market . . So I'm not just opening up to the world, I'm already open to the world."

HRH Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
The Economist, January 2016

US$ 646bn+

GDP, 2015 World Bank Data

1.6%

projected GDP growth 2017 World Bank Data

“With its vast reserves of natural resources, financial wealth and the largest consumer base in the region, Saudi Arabia has considerable potential for both multinational companies seeking to expand their activities in new regions, and for domestic companies too.”

Tristan Attenborough,
Head of Saudi Arabia, Treasury & Securities Services,
J.P. Morgan Treasury Management International

Partners in Prosperity

Saudi Arabia’s economy is growing fast, with market liberalization, reduced dependence on oil and gas, and a growing private sector.

All these factors are opening doors for the population and creating exciting opportunities for investors. Our diversified ventures and investments business is riding the wind of change in our home market. We specialize in unlocking value in ‘sunrise’ industries, where potential is unlimited. With significant funding already earmarked for the next five years, we’re looking for partners in:

  • Greenfield investments
  • Joint ventures and partnerships: local and inward to Saudi Arabia
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic alliances

Our approach is to incubate and nurture the growth of these new enterprises and see them successfully transferred to our operating portfolio. Financially, Abdul Latif Jameel makes an extremely sound and credible partner. We have zero corporate net borrowings on the balance sheet and a strong positive cash flow.

Our business base is in Riyadh, close to government, business leaders, financial institutions and banks, with whom we retain strong relationships.

"The investment powerhouse, and the hub connecting three continents."

Saudi Arabia 'Vision 2030'

US$ 8.14 bn

FDI Inflow 2015, UNCTAD WIR Data

“We have many great, underutilized assets. And we have also special sectors that can grow very quickly.”

HRH Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
The Economist, January 2016

Guiding Principles

We are guided by five strategic imperatives

  • Organizational Excellence – strong governance practices and a clear purpose founded on people, culture and a positive environmental impact
  • Financial Performance – working with our partners to maximize value creation and returns, while also delivering benefits to local communities and wider society
  • Employment and Employability – positively contributing to the development of a talented, young and dynamic population and society
  • Value Creation – targeting key developmental sectors including healthcare, industrial manufacturing, energy and environmental services, defense, transportation and logistics
  • Innovation – always looking for new ways to harness our experience and uncover new potential, thereby transforming initiatives into profitable and progressive businesses through the smart application of technology

Our approach ensures a strategic fit with the future development of Abdul Latif Jameel and an alignment with national goals for the development of the country, as set out in the Saudi Vision 2030.

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