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Mubadala Investment Company Acquires Verno Capital's Private Equity Advisory Unit

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates and MOSCOW, Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi Government owned company, has acquired Verno Capital's private equity advisory unit to strengthen its internal investment and asset management capability across Russia and the CIS region. 

The transaction sees a number of Verno employees transfer to Mubadala, who will now have a complete focus on Mubadala's Russian portfolio and investment pipeline. This comes as Mubadala seeks to grow its Russia investment portfolio across multiple sectors.

Mubadala has been a major shareholder and investor in Verno Capital since 2010, deploying capital across Verno's funds as well as using its investment advisory unit's services to support transactions with other partners in the region.

Mubadala will continue to be a long-term investor and major shareholder in Verno, which currently has over US $1bn in discretionary assets under management across public and private equity, and continues to strengthen its franchise across its core geographies. 

About Mubadala Investment Company 
Mubadala is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. As Abu Dhabi's leading strategic investment company, Mubadala is active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world, creating lasting value for our shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Our portfolio includes the development of global industrial champions in sectors such as aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining and renewable energy, utilities, and the management of diverse financial holdings. We build on legacy expertise in oil and gas to invest across the hydrocarbon spectrum, and enhance the UAE's growth potential through investments in healthcare, real estate and defense services. Our investment approach prioritizes partnership with best-in-class organizations and a commitment to the highest standards of governance.

About Verno Capital
Verno Capital is dedicated to investing in the combined Russian and CIS region. Founded in 2009 by one of the leading and most experienced teams in the capital markets of Russia and the former Soviet Union, the firm's objective is to maximise long term returns through on-the-ground research and fundamental bottom-up analysis while managing risks. Verno's investment processes and operational infrastructure are designed to meet the requirements of global institutional investors. 

Verno Capital offers access to investment opportunities both through actively managed public equity funds and through private equity funds in Russia and Kazakhstan. Verno's offices are located in Moscow, London, Astana and Abu Dhabi. Verno is regulated by the FCA in the UK and by the ADGM in Abu Dhabi. Learn more at verno-capital.com

Contact:
Nadine Saleh Hassan
nhassan@mubadala.ae
+971-2-4130042

Contact:
Quinn Martin
quinn@frontierpr.com
+1 646 629 5502


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