Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has announced that it is acquiring a 24.9 percent stake in Austrian energy company OMV from UAE’s sovereign wealth fund, Mubadala Investment Company.
This transaction cements the strong ties between the UAE and Austria as well as creates long-term value for ADNOC, Mubadala, and OMV. Further, the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Through this investment in OMV, which holds a 75 percent stake in Borealis, ADNOC will increase its shareholdings in both Borealis and Borouge, bolstering its footprint in the chemicals sector, enabling synergies and unlocking significant growth opportunities across its broader chemicals portfolio, in particular at Borouge.
“Building on the strong bilateral ties between the UAE and Austria, and our long-standing partnership with OMV, ADNOC is delighted to be acquiring a 24.9 percent stake in OMV. As we continue to meet the growing global demand for lower-carbon energy, we are fast-tracking the delivery of our growth strategy and expanding our footprint across key strategic markets and sectors. This milestone transaction, alongside our 25 percent shareholding in Borealis, is a testament to our focused investment in building an integrated chemicals platform to accelerate our ambitious growth strategy that will unlock significant growth opportunities across our broader chemicals portfolio, with a particular focus on creating distinctive value for Borouge and its shareholders.”
The transaction marks the next major milestone for ADNOC as it accelerates its ambitious domestic and international chemicals growth strategy and also aligns with Mubadala’s long-term investment strategy.
Furthermore, this transaction represents the latest milestone in ADNOC’s strategic growth and investment journey and reinforces ADNOC’s role as a primary catalyst for responsible, sustainable investment and value creation for Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
Mr. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO of Mubadala said that, “Mubadala has had a longstanding relationship with our Austrian partners, and we have worked together to develop a champion in the energy sector, OMV. This transaction is reflective of our strategy to monetize assets at the right valuation and at the right time.”
“2022 has been a year of increased activity and strategic investment across Mubadala, in sectors and geographies all over the world. We will continue to partner with best-in-class entities as we diversify our investment base and expand our growth trajectory,” Mr. Al Mubarak added.