Waha Capital was established in 1997 under the name of “Oasis International Leasing Company PJSC”, initially as a leasing company of high-value assets, such as aircraft, ships and infrastructure. Over the last five years, the company has evolved into an investment company active in various sectors, deploying its regional experience and investment expertise to add value through organic growth opportunities and co-investment partnerships.
The company rebranded as “Waha Capital” (“Waha” is Arabic for “oasis”) in 2008, and in 2010 undertook a key transaction – exchanging the majority of it aircraft assets for a 20 percent stake in New York-listed AerCap Holdings NV. The stake rose to 26.3 percent before dilution to 14.1 percent following AerCap’s acquisition of ILFC in 2014.
Waha Capital is continuously looking to deploy assets where value can be added. The company’s principal investments division is focused on making profitable investments, helping to guide and support specialist management teams at portfolio companies. The capital markets team has also built a successful investment track record in global credit markets, achieving outperforming growth for its proprietary portfolio. The company is now expanding its scope to provide portfolio management services to third-party investors. Waha Capital is also an investor in Infrastructure, sponsoring the MENA Infrastructure Fund I, which has seen healthy returns from its portfolio of high quality assets. The company is looking to continue its commitment to this attractive asset class through the establishment of a second fund. Finally, Waha Capital is an active investor in the area of light industrial real estate, a high potential sector given Abu Dhabi’s industrial development and expansion in trade and logistics. Waha Capital’s modern ALMARKAZ project, developed to high specifications on 6 sq km of land, was launched in mid-2012 and has since seen impressive take-up of the first 90,000 sq m phase by tenants involved in logistics and manufacturing.
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