Abu Dhabi launches $1.3bn IPO fund for SMEs

Abu Dhabi launches $1.3bn IPO fund for SMEs
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Updated 12 October 2021
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Abu Dhabi launches $1.3bn IPO fund for SMEs

Abu Dhabi launches $1.3bn IPO fund for SMEs

Abu Dhabi has launched an IPO fund that will target investing in 5 to 10 companies annually, with a focus on SMEs to enhance the position of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

Abu Dhabi Media Office reported that the value of the fund will be AED5 billion ($1.3 billion) to strengthen the local stock market.

“The Abu Dhabi IPO Fund will incentivise more private companies, including SMEs, to list, by providing liquidity and by building additional confidence around IPOs through encouragement of additional private sector investment,” Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development said.