Khazanah, ADIC, and Brunei Investment Agency to invest in Fajr Capital
According to the Press Release, “Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) is pleased to announce that it has committed to invest USD150 million (RM525 million) to acquire a 25% stake in Fajr Capital Limited (“Fajr Capital”), a Dubai-based Islamic investment firm. The acquisition was completed with the conclusion of Fajr Capital’s first round of funding with commitments amounting USD588 million (RM2.058 billion) which has brought together prominent shareholders from key Muslim markets, which includes strategic investors Khazanah and a private firm MASIC (a member of Al-Subeaei Group of Saudi Arabia) and other investors, including the sovereign investment agencies, Brunei Investment Agency and Abu Dhabi Investment Council.
Fajr Capital focuses on providing Shari’ah-compliant financial services and complementary opportunities in the broader economy in major Muslim regions.
According to Khazanah’s Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hj. Mokhtar, the Government investment arm’s venture into Fajr Capital aims to provide cross linkages between Malaysia and key Muslim markets, laying the foundation for a stronger economic cooperation as well as supporting the aspirations of Malaysian International Islamic Financial Centre (“MIFC”).”
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