IHC acquires a majority stake in Emircom for AED 250 million

IHC acquires a majority stake in Emircom for AED 250 million

ABU DHABI, UAE: International Holding Company (ADX: IHC), the diversified Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate, announced today the completion of a 54% stake acquisition in Emircom, the Middle East leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider, through its subsidiary IHC Digital.

For nearly four decades, Emircom has been the ICT Partner of choice for many of the most challenging projects in the Middle East, servicing a wide customer base such as service providers, governments, educational institutes, finance houses, and health care organizations.

The AED 250 million transaction comes as part of IHC’s group-wide strategy to grow its digital assets portfolio and to expand into new growth areas.

Syed Basar Shueb, IHC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We shall continue to seek further acquisitions in different industries, including the ICT area, building on our well-established track record of acquiring high-value and profitable investments that benefit our shareholders in the short and long term. The acquisition of a majority stake in Emircom will help IHC Digital to continue deepening its profitability and depth in the sector. “

Established in 1984, Emircom has strategic partnerships with many prominent players in the ICT segment, including Cisco and Oracle as a Gold Certified Partner, Dell as a Titanium Partner, Palo Alto, Fortinet, F5, Software AG, Microsoft, SAS, Huawei, Schneider and HP With a slew of successful infrastructural projects under its belt, Emircom today operates across the the Middle East specializing in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) providing end to end digital solutions. Emircom is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Commenting on the acquisition, Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Al Nowais Investments and Emircom’s Sharholder, said “The acquisition brings a new dimension to Emircom, as well as adding further scale to our business growth plans in the Middle East market.

It is testament to the Emircom team that we have received such a strong endorsement from IHC Digital, a key strategic subsidiary of International Holding Company, and we are delighted our partnership will be further enhanced following this acquisition.”

With just 5 employees in 1984, today Emircom has around 1000 employees and is a market leader in ICT in the Middle East. Emircom is a leading partner to many heavyweights in the ICT segment, most notably Cisco, contributing to a major portion of Cisco’s business in the UAE & Saudi Arabia.

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