Euromoney Islamic Finance and Investment

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Sidra Capital Participates At Euromoney Islamic Finance And Investment Conference In London

With its vast experience of leading Saudi and regional investors into the UK market, Sidra Capital, has established a firm reputation as one of the leading experts in UK real estate investment.

The conference which is themed “Globalizing Islamic Capital Flows” takes place against a backdrop of the growing importance of Islamic finance in the global economy. The UK’s Islamic Finance Task Force, has set, as one of its primary goals, making London the European hub of Islamic finance. Participating in the real estate investment panel Sidra Capital’s CEO, Hani Baothman, shed light on the interests of the evolving investor base in Saudi and the GCC.

“Sidra Capital extends its services to Saudi Arabia and regional Family Offices who have been and continue to be active key players in the UK real estate investment market,” said Mr. Baothman. “We have today become the partner of choice for a new generation of investors. Our funds are all 100 percent Shari’ah compliant and invested in alternative investments which target high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutions wishing to invest in an ethical manner, while complying with Shari’ah principles. Through our network of international strategic partners, Sidra Capital is able to provide its investors with expertise and market insights and therefore builds a bridge for the traditional Saudi Arabian investor to international markets.”

He continued: “Our decision to participate at the Euromoney London Islamic Finance and Investment Conference this year was a very natural one. We specialize in alternative investment and we currently focus on varying type of sub-strategies within the structured trade investment universe as well as domestic and international real estate investment. We have been active in the UK real estate market over a number of years and have acquired a sizable portfolio of residential properties with a total acquisition amount exceeding GBP150m. These investments haven been in the form of either income generating properties across the UK or conversion of properties into high-end luxury residential properties in Central London.”

Sidra Capital currently manages assets worth approximately USD 400 million (SAR 1.6 billion) which are all invested in alternative investments while the Corporate Finance & Advisory team has completed numerous transactions across a variety of different sectors and have raised capital of around a total of SAR 800 million.