In this episode, Karim and Nader Museitif – Chief Investment Officer at Lyve – chat with Markus Thomas, Head of Investments at Abu Dhabi IPO Fund (ADIPOF). Markus is an experienced Capital Markets deal maker and investor with a career long focus on first time issuers. Having implemented merchant banking and investment strategies in senior positions across Europe, the UK and the UAE, he brings a wealth of experience as well as deep origination and execution relationships to the fund. He had previously served as Head of Investments and a member of the Executive Committee at Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) the central government hub supporting private sector investment in the Emirate of Abu Dhab. Karim, Nader and Markus discuss some of the main efforts by the Abu Dhabi government to build a thriving ecosystem. Markus covers what Abu Dhabi can offer to companies of all sizes; from company setup support, to business incentives, all the way to IPO support and investment from the IPO fund – giving a great intro to how businesses can leverage the UAE and Abu Dhabi opportunity.