Badwa Capital, advisory and banking firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), on Monday announced foraying into the investment management business.
To this end, the market-leading investment banking advisory firm launched a new real assets investment arm worth $100 million in capital, in addition to providing family and institutional investors with income-generating investments, according to an official statement.
The new company will focus on yielding infrastructure and real estate assets.
Badwa added that these investments will be deployed through sale-leaseback, built-to-suit, and other types of transactions.
“Many companies are seeking to free up capital from real assets as they grow their core businesses. Through our new platform, we are well-positioned to support companies pursuing asset-light strategies while generating attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors,” Fawzi Jumean, chairman and partner at Badwa Capital, said.
It is worth noting that the firm will keep focusing on growing its financial advisory business, which has assisted clients with transactions worth several billion dollars over the past decade.