I was going to say that the most likely company to be given similar treatment would be Microsoft. I did little research and this turned up http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=61145690 I am not sure is Microsoft Gulf FZ LLC is fully owned by Microsoft or not. I couldn't find more info about it. EDIT: It seems that they are operating under the Free Zone law (hence FZ in the name). So it is most likely fully owned by MS.