08.04.2013 - $12bln firm to offer shares
A new $12 billion Qatari investment firm, backed by assets from the sovereign wealth fund, will offer shares to the public in May as part of plans by the Gulf state to share its riches with local citizens and institutions. Doha Global Investment Co, will have a total capital of 45bn riyals ($12.36bn), 50 per cent of which will be in the form of paid-up capital, according to a statement from Hussain Ali Al Abdulla, chairman of Qatar Exchange's board. Qatar unveiled plans to create the investment firm in February and said its sovereign fund arm, Qatar Holding, will transfer $3bn worth of assets into the new firm, with a similar amount raised in an initial public offering on the Qatar Exchange. Qatar Holding owns stakes in high-profile global firms such as German sports car maker Porsche and British bank Barclays and has been one of the most aggressive investors globally in recent years...............................................Full Article: Source