Aabar pockets $30m from Santander sale
Abu Dhabi, November 24, 2010
Abu Dhabi investment vehicle Aabar made a $30 million profit on the sale of its stake in Spanish bank, Banco Santander as it continues to seek opportunities to realise returns, its chairman said on Wednesday.
'We made good money, about $30 million and will continue to look at opportunities,' Khadem al Qubaisi told reporters at an event in Abu Dhabi.
Aabar, which also has stakes in Daimler and Virgin Galactic, held less than three per cent in Banco Santander, he said, adding that the stake was sold in the open market.
Oil-exporter Abu Dhabi is investing billions of dollars in industry, tourism, real estate and infrastructure to diversify its economy away from oil.
Its investment funds are actively investing across asset classes globally. Aabar was delisted recently from the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX).-Reuters