Abu Dhabi’s G42 unveils $10bn worth technology growth fund

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based leading AI and cloud computing technology company, G42 has launched the $10 billion G42 Expansion Fund, a global technology growth fund formed in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG).

The fund, which will be managed by a subsidiary of G42, is focused on accelerating the pace of global innovation by investing in late-stage growth companies with disruptive technologies and strong business fundamentals.

The G42 Expansion Fund will operate as a private equity investor, with a significant share of investment earmarked for high-growth regions.

In addition to providing investment support, G42 will leverage its operational assets and ecosystem of operating companies to accelerate value creation across the G42 Expansion Fund’s portfolio of investments.

Peng Xiao
Peng Xiao
CEO – Group 42
Chairman – Investment Committee
G42 Expansion Fund

“With the G42 Expansion Fund, we aim to accelerate our global impact not only through the deployment of capital, but also by providing unique access to our networks, management, and operational assets to our portfolio companies. We are eager to engage with trailblazing entrepreneurs who share our core values and growth ambitions, and we are excited to be partnering with ADG to further cement Abu Dhabi as a global hub for innovation and progress.”

Mr. Khalifa Al Suwaidi, ADG CEO and Member of the G42 Expansion Fund’s Investment Committee, said that, “As a growth-focused investor, we are very pleased to have a technology investment partner in G42 that possesses a deep knowledge of emerging technologies combined with the operational requirements for global growth and value creation. By supporting both innovation and strong management teams within well-organized businesses, the G42 Expansion Fund is an excellent fit with our investment strategy.”

The G42 Expansion Fund’s investment priorities will span across technologies that promise to shape the global economic landscape in the next decades, such as computing and communications technologies, intelligent mobility, clean tech and renewables, digital infrastructures, new materials, multiverses, fintech, healthcare, and life sciences.

“The launch of the G42 Expansion Fund is an important milestone in the growth of the UAE’s technology ecosystem as a pioneering driver of innovation and entrepreneurship globally. Further, it underscores G42’s position as a highly respected technology company, committed to leadership in developing and delivering AI and digital transformation solutions that have a positive impact in helping businesses and governments responsibly and sustainably address their most pressing challenges and embrace their most compelling opportunities,” commented Mr. Egon Durban, Board Member of G42.

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