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

Essdar was established in the year 2007, after the global financial crisis, asan independent and privately held investment banking boutique. Since inception, Essdar had the privilege of advising on numerous transactions including acquisitions, restructurings, refinancings and other capital market transactions. The management of Essdar has completed more than US$ 50 billion worth of transactions in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

In less than two years of Essdar's inception, we made the single biggest Middle East distressed debt investment under our asset management platform and exited all the investments in year 2011.

In September, 2012 the management team completed a rare management buy-out in the Middle East, by acquiring 100% stake in Essdar.


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’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 is uniquely placed to provide independent advisory ensuring fair and unbiased advice to our clients that are balanced in its product approach. Essdar’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.


Once again welcome to our website.

Mohammad Sotoudeh

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