Mumtalakat 2017 Annual Report

Our
Investments

Our Approach

Our investment approach remains unchanged. We continued to fulfil our long-term objective of growing the wealth of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Our investment approach

Long-term
partnership

As a long-term investor, we seek to invest in companies that are leaders in the market, well established, demonstrate potential for expansion, have strong management teams and effective governance systems.

Our approach to such investments is to establish a significant minority interest in the equity of the company and to secure board representation and appropriate shareholder rights. Such investments are primarily driven on the basis of commercial viability.

Value-adding
active role

A core element of our approach is to enhance the value of our investments. We are an active shareholder and support value enhancing initiatives across our portfolio companies through our representatives who sit on the boards of these companies.

We aim to grow and diversify our portfolio both in terms of sectors and geography. We have a team of industry experts in a wide range of sectors including education, healthcare, real estate and tourism, consumer, food, general services, financial services, logistics, telecommunications, media and technology, industrial manufacturing and aviation.

Commitment to
best practices

Underpinning our commitment to implement sound corporate governance practices, we adopted the Generally Accepted Principles and Practices (GAPP) of Sovereign Wealth Funds, and comply with the Bahrain Code of Corporate Governance.

We also strive to maintain a transparent institution. Our efforts have been recognised as we were again rated 10/10 in the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index issued by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.