MENA digital freight network TruKKer nets $100 million in Pre-IPO investment round

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Investcorp Saudi's Pre-IPO Growth Fund LP has led the Pre-IPO round in digital freight network TruKKer Holding Limited, which operates across Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and neighbouring countries. Investcorp led the initial close of this round with $51 million investment alongside new and existing investors.

MENA digital freight network TruKKer nets $100 million in Pre-IPO investment round
Investcorp CEO Hazem Ben Gacem. Photo credits @ Incestcorp

This investment is part of the recently launched Investcorp Saudi Pre-IPO Growth Fund LP, targeting equity growth capital investments across a range of companies primarily based in Saudi Arabia with the potential to access the capital markets within 3 years.

The fund provides investors with an opportunity to gain exposure to growing and market-leading businesses in strategic, high growth and underserved sub-sectors such as business services, transport and logistics, healthcare and consumer.

“Saudi Arabia is increasingly rich in highly investible companies, from fast-growth technology businesses like TruKKer to long-established family businesses that have grown consistently and are now looking for capital to implement more ambitious expansion plans,” commented Hazem Ben-Gacem, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Investcorp.

Walid Majdalani, Head of Private Equity MENA and Southeast Asia at Investcorp added:

“Thanks to its proprietary technology, TruKKer is ideally positioned to continue its strong growth while reducing carbon emissions across its markets. We look forward to our partnership with TruKKer and contributing our strategic and capital markets resources as well as our local and global insights to accelerate the company’s next phase of growth.”

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are key markets for TruKKer and represent a significant portion of the company’s revenues.

The United Arab Emirates market has witnessed strong growth over the years in large part due to the development of UAE – KSA cross border lanes with over 30,000 annual shipments transported by TruKKer, a key value proposition as the company continues to focus on scaling its network and looking to gain market share.

 “TruKKer is at a key inflection point towards scaling its network and market share. Today, the company continues to grow exponentially serving over 700 B2B enterprise clients and is on track to cross $200 million in revenues in 2022. The TruKKer team is proud to be delivering on its vision of making a positive contribution to the community by having close to 10,000 drivers generating more than 70% of their monthly income on the TruKKer platform. Our technology also enables us to optimize truckloads to reduce empty miles and idle time thereby helping us achieve our sustainability objectives,” said Gaurav Biswas, Founder & CEO of TruKKer.

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