Alpha Dhabi to divest 49% of its construction subsidiary to ADQ

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Alpha Dhabi divests share in ADCH to ADQ
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Alpha Dhabi Holding has announced that it will divest 49 percent of its subsidiary Alpha Dhabi Construction Holding (ADCH) to ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company.

ADH will retain a 51 percent shareholding in ADCH, continuing its commitment to the construction sector in a strategic partnership with ADQ.

The partnership will combine the expertise and capabilities of ADCH and ADQ, solidifying ADCH’s position as an industry leader and an engine of the Emirate’s growth. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Hamad Al Ameri_ADH to divest 49% of ADCH to ADQ
Hamad Al Ameri
MD & CEO
Alpha Dhabi Holding,
Chairman – ADCH

“Our partnership with ADQ is a transformative step for ADCH, marking a new era of strategic growth and innovation. With a shared vision for excellence, this collaboration allows us to deepen our commitment to national development, enabling us to tackle complex, large-scale projects with a keen focus on safety, quality, and timely delivery. Together, we are poised to set new benchmarks in the dynamic construction industry, driving progress and prosperity in our region.”

Hamad Al Hammadi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ADQ, said that, “With a longstanding focus on investing in infrastructure assets in line with our mandate, we welcome the opportunity to invest in ADCH as it enters the next phase of its impressive journey in spearheading the development of landmarks and coveted real estate developments in the UAE. We are confident that ADCH will benefit from being part of our diverse portfolio and leverage the opportunities this will unlock.”

The size of the UAE construction market is estimated at $41 billion in 2024 and is expected to grow to over $50 billion by 2029.

The construction industry in Abu Dhabi has been witnessing continuous expansion, growing by 14.3 percent and contributing $6.8 billion to the Emirate’s GDP in the third quarter of 2023.

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