As part of its mandate of developing the Arab energy sector, APICORP makes direct equity investments in companies that show clear growth and value-creation potential.
APICORP is never a sleeping equity stakeholder. The Bank actively participates in the strategic and operational development of its investee companies. APICORP invests in companies only when its stake allows it to have a significant role in steering and advising the company through representation on the Board.
Investment decisions are based on diverse criteria including growth potential and economic and technical feasibility. Each equity stake is the result of a calibrated multi-stage evaluation process. While the Arab world is our main focus, projects outside the region featuring an Arab interest are also strongly considered.
Following the investment, APICORP creates a clear roadmap for contributing to the growth of the company. The Bank brings many strengths to the company’s development including strong relationships with government and institutional players both regional and international, deep capitalisation, stable balance sheet and liquidity profile, and extensive technical and project management know-how.
While APICORP has traditionally invested largely in National Oil Companies (NoCs), over the last five years, it has broadened its exposure to the private sector. To ensure a well-rounded portfolio, the Bank is also making new strategic investments in midstream sectors in the hydrocarbon industry like shipping and refining.