Abu Dhabi’s Aldar sets aside capital for acquisitions locally and in Egypt

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Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s largest real estate developer, has allocated capital for acquisitions locally and in Egypt after disposing of more than 1 billion dirhams ($272.27 million) of assets around 2020-end, a company executive said. Aldar on Sunday reported 2020 net profit of 1.932 billion dirhams, beating analysts’ expectations. “I think the changes that we announced recently that brought separate business units under Aldar Development, including Egypt and ventures in particular, are reflecting a focused statement of intent on our side that Egypt is a particularly interesting market,” Chief Financial Officer Greg Fewer said on a media call on Monday. It’s “early to point to a date or something like that, but clearly our intent is to focus our outward growth into Egypt on the development side of the business and deploy meaningful capital into the opportunities coming there.” Aldar is monitoring the market for opportunities to issue debt and could do so at any time, very quickly,...read more...