Key Focus Areas
Real Estate
Liquid Securities
Private Equity
Special Situations
Investment Approach
ZAD is a diversified global investor with a principal focus on preserving capital and seeking steady risk adjusted returns. With an established investment track record of more than 15 years, ZAD controls more than US$1bn in worldwide investments. ZAD's primary investment strategy has been led by the need to be diversified both geographically and by investment security. The core investments can be grouped as follows:


ZAD takes a measured and pragmatic approach to investing directly into various companies, primarily but not exclusively in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the GCC, and also makes passive portfolio investments in a variety of vehicles and instruments throughout the world.ZAD is a diversified investor with a principal focus on preserving capital and seeking steady risk adjusted returns.


ZAD's primary investment strategy has been led by the need to be diversified both geographically and by investment security. The core investments can be grouped as follows:
Real Estate
Real estate is a traditional area of investment for ZAD and a strategy initiated by HH Prince Abdullah Al Turki Al Saud. Core real estate investments are within Saudi Arabia and comprise large land banks – many in primary locations – across the country. In addition, ZAD has ownership of several commercial properties including premier shopping malls. ZAD maintains close relationships manufacturers, contractors and developers worldwide.
Liquid Securities
ZAD has a diversified holding of securities both local and international. The investments are in form of direct shares and, also, as various derivative instruments. Zad trades these securities through house brokers which include both bulge bracket banks and regional trading boutiques.
Private Equity
ZAD is a specialist private equity investor and has participated in this asset class through various approaches:

• Direct private equity stake (including growth capital)
• Participation as limited partner (LP)
• Direct equity stake in the asset management vehicle (GP)
Special Situations
These represent one-off investment opportunities which do not fit directly into any of the categories above.

As a privately held business, ZAD does not disclose its investments into the public domain. ZAD continuously entertains investment ideas from across the globe and we welcome interested parties to contact us with their proposal.

Shareholders in ZAD are an established pedigree of investors. They were the founding shareholders in the following companies in the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia:

• Saudi Hollandi Bank
• Arab National Bank
• The Savola Company
• Saudi Industrial Investment Group