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Welcome to the website of the Essdar group of companies (“Essdar Group”), designed to provide you with general information regarding our history, our profile and the products and services that we offer.

Essdar Group was established in the year 2007, after the global financial crisis, by the existing management team with equity capital from some of the largest and most reputed wealth funds and institutional investors in the GCC region. Since inception, Essdar Group had the privilege to work on numerous debt restructuring and debt refinancing transactions as well as advising on some of the most significant equity investments made from UAE. The management of Essdar Group has completed more than US$ 50 billion worth of restructurings in middle east and is one of the few regulated financial institutions with specialization in this sector.

 In less than two years of Essdar Group’s inception, we made the single biggest middle east distressed debt investment under our asset management platform and sold all the investments in year 2011.

 In September, 2012 Essdar Group completed a rare management buy-out in the middle east, with 100% stake in Essdar Group purchased by the members of Management Team.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor to the Shapoorji Pallonji Co. Ltd.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor to the ministry of finance, UAE for a federal government entity.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor by the tanween LLC. for development financing of a hotel services accomodation

Essdar Capital Limited and Essdar Capital Managers Limited announces management buy-out.

Essdar Investments Limited announces sale of 100% of its holdings of Class A Notes of Blue City Investments 1 Limited

Essdar Capital wins the prestigious award for Best 2010 Contributor in the Compliance Industry for the Middle East.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed by S2M FZCO. Dubai as advisor for financing arrangement of telecom project.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor by Blue Lake Properties LLC. for warehouse financing.

Essdar Investments Limited announces completion of Tender Offer to acquire Certain Outstanding Notes of Blue City Investments 1 Limited.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed by Reef Real Estate Finance BSC. Bahrain for equity advisory

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed by United Arab Shipping S.A.G. for financing arrangement.

Essdar Investments Limited announces the results of its invitation for offers to sell certain Notes of Blue City Investments 1 Limited.

Essdar Investments Limited announces Public Tender Offer for Certain Outstanding Notes of Blue City Investments 1 Limited.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed by BNP Paribas for financing arrangements in Middle East.

Essdar Capital Limited has been appointed as Advisor and Project Manager on the UAE Sovereign Credit Rating exercise by the UAE Ministry of Finance.

Essdar Capital Limited has been mandated as Advisor to the UAE Ministry Of Finance on matters regarding the financial aspects of the UAE economy.
Essdar Capital Ltd. executes a memorandum of understanding with Calyon for Co-Investment opportunities.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor to Rio Tinto Alcan for aluminium joint venture project with Ma'aden in Saudi Arabia.

Essdar Capital Ltd. executes a memorandum of understanding to setup a mortgage finance company in the Sultanate of Oman with Calyon and Omani Partner.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor to Capital Investment LLC. and Atlas Group D.O.O for a hospitality and healthcare project in Montenegro.

Essdar Capital Ltd. appointed as advisor to Aqua Dunya LLC. for a residential real estate and theme park project.



Essdar Group’s management team has some of the most talented and successful individuals in Middle East who have duel advantage of having excelled first in the international financial centers such as New York, Hong Kong and Singapore and thereafter excelling in the Middle East arena with numerous award winning transactions. Essdar Group focuses on its core competencies in:

- Investments in Debts Capital Markets,

Restructuring Advisory

- Sovereign Advisory (privatization, bond issues, setting up debt management offices, country risk issues),
- Mergers, takeovers and acquisition advisory (buy-side & sell-side) including complex restructurings,
- Structuring and Arranging financings through private placement with conventional or Shari’a-compliant investors,
- Syndication of private equity stakes in select strategic transactions,
- Placements of significant minority stakes in listed equities, utilizing Essdar’s knowledge of key players the region,
- Independent advice to bond issuers & credit rating advisory,
- Asset-backed monetization (IFRS/ FASB off balance sheet treatment) and
- Project finance advisory.

Being management owned, Essdar Group is uniquely placed to provide independent advisory ensuring fair and unbiased advice to our clients that are balanced in its product approach. Essdar Group’s targeted industries include:

- Sovereign Finance
- Infrastructure & transportation (power, roads, telecom, railways, airlines, shipping, etc.)
- Consumer Finance
- Healthcare, education & hospitality
- Real Estate (townships, multi-family residential, commercial & retail space)
- Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals

Through active advisory, innovative solutions and a powerful value creation model, The management team has quickly established a stellar reputation in the Middle East and beyond.

Essdar Capital Limited

Essdar Capital Limited is a specialist financial institution regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. With a highly qualified and internationally experienced team, Essdar Capital Limited brings innovative financial solutions to its clients and has earned global recognition for a unique philosophy suited to the needs of the Emerging Markets.

Once again welcome to our website.

Mohammad Sotoudeh

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