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As a long-term investor, DAMAC Capital backs bold visionaries keen to build the future through innovation and technology. Guided by that vision, we have invested in an impressive roster of companies across cybersecurity, cloud computing, climate tech and life sciences innovation.


We strive to make sound decisions based on thorough analysis and due diligence, while also maintaining the highest standards of ethical behaviour and transparency.

Hussain Sajwani has been at the helm of the company since its inception in 1982 and takes a keen interest in overseeing all aspects of DAMAC’s investment management process, as well as being responsible for all investment decisions that are in line with the company’s vision and mission statements.

A major focus of the group is to invest in markets that have the potential to revolutionize society over the long term. DAMAC’s key capital markets include cybersecurity, cloud computing, climate technology, listed real estate developers, telecoms, banking and financial services, and life sciences.

Hussain Sajwani, Founder

Mergers and Acquisitions

DAMAC’s overall investment strategy is aimed at investing in companies at a financially attractive price, but also acquiring companies that add value to the existing business and where the management team has relevant expertise.

Private Equity

We invest across all segments in the Private Equity Universe and has best-in-class relationships with more than 50 marquee fund houses.

Our Portfolio is segmented as follows:

  • Top Tier Early & Late State Tech VCs
  • Health Care, Life Science & Biotech
  • Software Buyout firms
  • Growth Equity
  • General Partner Stake Building
  • Secondaries & Co-investments
  • Global Buy Outs into Industrials, Consumer, Business Services, Health Care & Financial Services
  • Asia focus

DAMAC Capital operates as the investment arm of the DAMAC Group, distinguishing its focus on both private and public equity investments. Leveraging the expertise and resources of DAMAC Group, DAMAC Capital strategically allocates funds across various sectors, tailoring its approach to the unique characteristics of each investment type. In the realm of private equity, DAMAC Capital harnesses its robust network and industry knowledge to identify and seize promising investment opportunities. By providing financial and operational backing, DAMAC Capital actively supports the growth and prosperity of companies, propelling them towards unparalleled success. Through its commitment to funds across strategies including Venture, Growth, Buyout, Real Estate and more, DAMAC Capital cultivates a diverse portfolio that spans across numerous industries, embodying its dedication to driving growth in multiple sectors.

DAMAC Capital also invests in public equity, where it actively participates in the public markets. Leveraging the resources and experience of DAMAC Group, DAMAC Capital tactfully evaluates and invests in publicly traded companies, capitalizing on the potential for value creation and long-term returns. Through its dual approach to private and public equity, DAMAC Capital remains steadfast in its pursuit of lucrative investment opportunities, continuously striving to make impactful investments that fuel the growth and prosperity of the entities it supports.

Public Equities

Our global portfolio is comprised of equities in companies with high focus on the following key sectors:

  • Telecom
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • REITs – Data Centers, Offices, Malls/Commercial, Health Care, Industrial & Logistics
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Oil & Gas upstream
  • Downstream Petro Chemicals & Services Co
  • Consumer Discretionary including Retail Brands
  • Restaurants & Entertainment
  • Softwares
  • Hardware and Semiconductors

Hedge Funds

Our hedge funds portfolio includes the following key strategies:

  • Quantitative Trading
  • Global Macro
  • Long/Short Equity
  • Relative Value
  • Market Neutral
  • Merger Arbitrage

Structured Products

DAMAC’s strategy is to invest in Local & Regional Bonds, Sukuks, and Convertibles including Tier I, Tier II Perpetuals.

During the low interest rate regime, the company diversified the fixed income book by investing in Autocallable Notes and Reverse Convertibles

The team views structured products as a useful and sophisticated tool for portfolio management and risk control.

The group’s Global Banking relationships ensure efficient pricing, smooth execution & optimal leverage combinations.

Essentially in this strategy, the Company sells, out of the money put on select stocks and / or group of indices and have been trading these products for more than 10 years.

- DAMAC Capital