Jun 26, 2015
In a Historic Deal, CDC France’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Leads a Consortium of France’s Big Companies to Invest SR563 million ($150 million) in KHC

A consortium of France’s big companies led by the CDCIC International Capital, the International investment arm of Caisse des Depots, France’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, announced today that they have approved an investment in Kingdom Holding Company (#KHC), which is Chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud.

The deal constitutes the acquisition of KHC’s shares with a minimum amount of $150 million dollars (SR 563 million Saudi Riyals) subject to increase.  The number of shares and acquisition share price will be determined at a time closer to execution. The share price will be based on the trading price of the stock on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

The investment is subject to applicable regulatory approvals under the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority recently issued Rules for Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares.

HRH Prince Alwaleed, who will be retaining his full ownership stake in KHC, welcomed this important and strategic milestone deal that is taking place pursuant to the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority opening to foreign investors.