Friday, June 16, 2023 at 19:16 pm
ABU DHABI, 16th June, 2023 (WAM) — The Securities and Commodities Authority, SCA, has announced that the total number of private joint stock companies listed on the country’s capital market is 13, with a total capital of AED8. The end of the year 2022.
The companies are divided into 12 companies listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and one company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the SCA added in a recent report.
Companies listed on the ADX reportedly include:
- Manazel (formerly Wahid Properties) with a capital value of AED 2.6 billion
- Anan Investment Holding (formerly Wahat Al-Zawiya) with a capital value of AED 2.31 billion
- Al-Seer Equipment and Marine Supplies (formerly known as Al-Seer Marine) with a capital value of AED 1 billion
- Q Holding (formerly known as Al-Qudra Holding) with a capital value of AED 808.9 million
- National Investor (formerly National Holding) with a capital value of AED 310 million
- Foodco National Foodstuff (formerly Nakhil Foodstuff) with a capital value of AED 280 million
- ASG Stallions Emirates (formerly known as Al-Shabab Sports Club) with a capital value of AED 250 million
- Response Plus Holding (formerly Al-Respos Group) with a capital value of AED 200 million
- Palms Sports (formerly known as Al-Nasr Sports Club) with a capital value of AED 150 million
- Food Holding (formerly Costume Retail) with a capital value of AED 100 million
- Sawaeed Holding capital value AED 51.1 million
- Easy Lease Motorcycle Rentals with a market value of 30 million
DFM includes a listed private equity company, BHM Capital for Financial Services, with a capital of AED 173.4 million.
Private joint-stock companies entering the local market can not only help enterprises obtain a huge capital base, but also effectively enhance brand value. This forms a key part of the integrated life system the country has built to embrace and support companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large corporations. It offers one of the best and most convenient business environments in the world.
Last year, ADX launched Nomu Market, a new brand of “secondary market” platform, to provide an advanced trading platform connecting investors with private companies and complementing the growing dynamic system of emerging and promising growth companies in Abu Dhabi. This market provides private companies with access to a broader investor base.
Companies interested in listing on the ADX Nomu Market receive all the support they need throughout the listing process. The marketplace also provides support for listed companies, including access to annual general meeting management services, dividend distribution and corporate communications support.
Eligibility to list on the Nomu market includes changing the legal form of the company to a private joint stock company, provided the company has been established for at least two years, in addition to submitting audited financial statements and listing not less than 5% of its capital.
Mohammad Amir / Khoder Nashar