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Strategic Technology Investments

Investing in the acquisition or development of IP through local and international entities contributing to the requirement of key stakeholders in Strategic sectors and conducting international acquisitions and investments aligned with Tawazun’s strategic objective.

MECHANISM & APPROACH

Strategic Acquistion

  • Acquire IP or irrevocable IP rights (locally or internationally)
  • Acquisition of international businesses only based on strategic direction

IP Development

  • Fund development of technology and IP (locally or internationally) in return for IP and potentially equity ownership

HIGH LEVEL CRITERIA

SECTOR

Defense & Security

DEVELOPMENT LOCATION

UAE & Internationally

TRACK RECORD

Relevant operational and technical experience

FINANCIAL

Market demand and sustainable business plan taking into account strategic objectives

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Technology readiness level ≥ 6

DEVELOPMENT DURATION

2 – 3 years

IP REQUIREMENTS

  • IP rights with either minimum level or no restrictions on transfer or usage
  • IP is aligned to UAE strategic requirements or needs

PORTFOLIO

Investment in Aurus

“Aurus” is a Russian Automotive brand which specializes in luxurious and armored vehicles. The investment is directed towards the development of the company’s manufacturing facilities and capabilities.

Aurus’ partnership is with the Russian automotive research center “NAMI”, the majority shareholders, and automobile conglomerate ”SOLLERS”

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Funding for Halcon Systems LLC

The Fund extended a loan to Halcon Systems LLC to develop and expand its facilities and production lines.

In addition, the Fund made a direct investment into the development and manufacturing of a Gravity Released Guided Weapon (GRGW).

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