Aramco Completes Acuisation of 40% Stake in GO
At the closing ceremony are GO CEO Khalid Riaz, sitting left, and Aramco International Retail director Nader D. Al Douhan, sitting right. Standing, from left, are GO board members Bilal Ansari and Shahzad Mubeen, Aramco executive vice president of Products & Customers Yasser Mufti, GO chairman Tariq Kirmani, and Aramco vice president of retail Ziyad H. Al Juraifani.

Aramco has made further progress in its global retail expansion by completing the acquisition of a 40% equity stake in Gas & Oil Pakistan Ltd. (“GO”).

GO is a diversified downstream fuels, lubricants, and retail store operator in Pakistan with a network of more than 1,200 retail fuel stations. The acquisition, first announced in December 2023, represents Aramco’s first Downstream retail investment in Pakistan and signals the company’s growing retail presence in high-value markets. In March, Aramco also acquired a 100% equity stake in Esmax Distribución SpA (“Esmax”), a leading diversified downstream fuels and lubricants retailer in Chile.

Yasser M. Mufti, executive vice president of Products & Customers, said: “Our global retail expansion is gaining pace and this acquisition is an important next step on our journey. Through our strategic partnership with GO, we look forward to supplying Aramco’s high-quality products and services to valued customers in Pakistan. We are also delighted to welcome another high-caliber addition to Aramco’s growing network of global partners, and look forward to combining our resources and expertise to unlock new opportunities and further grow the Aramco brand overseas.”

— The Arabian Sun: June 03, 2024