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  Al Masah Capital Limited

Al Masah Capital Limited
Al Masah Capital Limited
Telephone  +971-4-453-1500
Email  nishakhiara@almasahcapital.com
Website www.almasahcapital.com
Location
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Kuwait
Al Masah Capital Limited is an exempted company incorporated with limited liability in the Cayman Islands with offices in Dubai and Kuwait. It provides alternative asset management (private equity, real estate, multi-strategy and special funds), advisory, research and portfolio management services to institutional and individual investors, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.

Al Masah currently invests in healthcare and education companies that typically are profitable, have strong management teams, a scalable business model, the potential to become a regional leader in their respective fields and may become strong candidates for future industry consolidation. Post acquisition, the investment team actively works with companies' management teams to increase EBITDA in a sustainable way through business expansion, synergies and operational optimization.

  Alkhabeer Capital

Alkhabeer Capital
Alkhabeer Capital
Telephone  +966 12 658 8888
Email  info@alkhabeer.com
Website www.alkhabeer.com
Location
  • Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Alkhabeer Capital is an asset management and investment firm, which provides financial products and services that help institutions, family offices and sophisticated investors access and allocate capital to deliver real and enduring economic value.

Headquartered in Jeddah, Alkhabeer’s Shari'ah-compliant products and services are built upon strong deal sourcing that is distinguished by executional vigour, attractive values, and a profound understanding of clients’ needs and risk profiles.

The Company’s asset management services focus on alternative solutions in the areas of Private Equity, Real Estate and Capital Markets, which span the GCC, in addition to global markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

  Amwal AlKhaleej

Amwal AlKhaleej
Amwal AlKhaleej
Telephone  +966-1-216-4666
Email  riyadh@amwalalkhaleej.com
Website www.amwalalkhaleej.com
Location
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt, UAE

Amwal AlKhaleej is a leading regional private equity firm in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) regions with approximately USD 700 million of assets under management. The Firm started its operations in 2005 in Riyadh with offices in Dubai and Cairo and its founders and management team include some of the most well-known merchant names and investment professionals in the MENA region.

While open to opportunities across the region, Amwal AlKhaleej focuses on sectors where it can create value, and the Firm partners with regional companies that have strong, committed management teams seeking growth. The Firm has investments in several high calibre companies including Rowad Schools, Gulf Insulation Group, Maritime Industrial Services, Arab Cotton Ginning, Al-Tayyar Travel Group, Dubai Contracting Group and Contact Cars.

  Capital Trust Group

Capital Trust Group
Capital Trust Group
Telephone  +961-1-368-968
Email  Wassim@capitaltrustltd.com
Website www.capitaltrustltd.com
Location
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • United Kingdom, USA

The Capital Trust Group was among the earliest institutional entrants to the Middle East and North Africa region, where it has made investments for its own account and carried out advisory work for its clients. The Group formed the following funds:

In September 1998, MENAVEST, a $50 million private equity fund focusing on the emerging markets of Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Oman, Yemen and the Palestinian Territories.

In 2006, EuroMena I, which seeks investment opportunities in private companies operating in pre-identified growth sectors and industries and having the potential to expand from a country level onto a regional one within the MENA region.

In 2009, EuroMena II, which closed at $90 million. EuroMena II shares the same strategy as EuroMena I. The Fund Management Team seeks to guide and assist the management of its portfolio companies in formulating their strategy and expansion plans in the same way as EuroMena I. The Fund's objective is to form enlarged, streamlined, efficient and more profitable Regional Leading Groups ("RLGs") with leading brands and positions.
  CedarBridge Partners

CedarBridge Partners
CedarBridge Partners
Email  info@cedar-bridge.com
Website www.cedar-bridge.com
Location
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Dubai, UAE
Cedar Bridge invests in solid and promising MENA companies and management teams, which it supports financially and operationally to achieve exceptional growth.

Cedar Bridge prides itself to be an innovative and independent strategic thinker with proprietary deals crafted and originated by our investment team using their deep sector expertise and vast global networks. We combine a conservative financial approach with practical local operational expertise.

Cedar Bridge invests mainly in the core economies of the Middle East -- Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, and focuses on the sectors where it has extensive investment and operational experience, mainly, education, healthcare, retail, and transportation.
  Colliers International

Colliers International
Colliers International
Telephone  Abu Dhabi +971 2 619 2460, Dubai +971 4 453 7400, Riyadh +966 1 217 9997
Website www.colliers.com/en-gb/unitedarabemirates
Location
  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services with over 15,800 professionals operating out of more than 485 offices in 63 countries. Colliers International delivers a full range of services worldwide that includes: valuations, consulting, appraisals, brokerage, asset management and research, within the residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, infrastructure sector, Public Private Partnership (PPP) and economic and industrial free zones.

In MENA Colliers International has provided leading advisory services through its regional offices located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah since 1996. The latest annual real estate survey by Euromoney named Colliers International ‘Best Advisor’ in the MENA region, UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Colliers International Healthcare and Education was also rated as Best Healthcare / Education and Infrastructure Advisors by World Finance Magazine in 2013.

Our Specialisations

With a multi-lingual team of real estate professionals, Colliers International prides itself on its ability to offer a truly in-depth professional service. The company offers a range of real estate services across the entire MENA region, including:

  • Brokerage Sales and Leasing
  • Corporate Solutions
  • Development Solutions / Destination Consultancy
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare and Education Services
  • Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Economic and Industrial Free Zones
  • Investment Services
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate Management Services
  • Retail Advisory Services
  • Valuation and Advisory Services
  Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Telephone  +971 4 501 5206
Email  tig@dso.ae
Website www.dso.ae
Location
  • Dubai, UAE
The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority enables technology development in region by providing four initiatives; real estate for technology companies, university technology education, business incubation, and venture capital. Venture capital is provided to young technology companies with a nexus to the Middle East. Early-stage investments in the mobile, Internet, datacenter, semi-conductor, and software sectors are reviewed.
  Eversheds

Eversheds
Eversheds
Telephone  +962 6566 0511
Email  nadimkayyali@eversheds.com
Website www.eversheds.com
Location
  • Riyadh (in association with Dhabaan & Partners)
  • Abu Dhabi, Amman, Baghdad, Doha, Dubai, Erbil

Eversheds is one of the largest international law firms in the Middle East, with offices in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Doha, Dubai and Riyadh and is the only international law firm to have offices on the ground in Iraq in Baghdad and Erbil. This local footprint is supported by an unrivalled depth of expertise and backed by genuine international weight; worldwide we have more than 50 offices in over 30 jurisdictions across Europe, Africa and Asia as well as in the Middle East. We have extensive experience of acting on complex multi-jurisdictional projects, arbitrations, transactions, investments and financings, and are able to draw upon the experience of a team of more than 2,500 legal advisors around the world. 

  GrowthGate Capital Corporation

GrowthGate Capital Corporation
GrowthGate Capital Corporation
Telephone  +971 4 3302220
Email  corporate@growthgate.com
Website www.growthgate.com
Location
  • Building 247, Office 653, Road 1704, Diplomatic Area 317, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Level 11, Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 36330, Dubai - UAE
GrowthGate Capital Corporation is a private equity company targeting mid-sized businesses in the Middle East and North Africa region. The firm adopts a buy-and-build strategy, directly acquiring sizeable equity stakes in established companies. GrowthGate works closely with management bringing financial, operational and strategic expertise to help drive superior performance. GrowthGate possesses a deep understanding of, and a particular focus on, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Morocco. It partners with talented management teams to help scale their organisations, extend regional and global reach, and further develop their businesses. All the portfolio companies are in the top three of their sector and geography.

GrowthGate has invested in a number of sectors including environmental solutions, visual animation and themed entertainment, transportation, aviation, construction, food distribution and applied technology solutions. GrowthGate actively partners with its portfolio companies to help accelerate growth and build strong relationships based on integrity, vision and trust.
  Gulf Capital

Gulf Capital
Gulf Capital
Telephone  +971-50-8133520
Email  ahobeika@gulfcapital.com
Website www.gulfcapital.com
Location
  • Al Sila Tower, 25th floor, Sowwah Square, Al Maryah Island, PO BOX 27522, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Based in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Gulf Capital is a leading alternative asset management company focusing primarily on late-stage control buy-outs, growth capital, real estate development and credit business.

The Firm was set up with a clear focus: to launch the most dynamic and sophisticated alternative asset management company in the Arab region. Our employees, directors and 250 shareholders all strive towards building a world-class regional institution.

This ambitious goal is backed by the Firm's unique attributes as one of the largest and best-capitalized alternative asset management companies in the region and by having some of the most influential and respected businessmen in the Gulf sit on our Board of Directors and Industry Advisory Board.

Our Private Equity strategy is to acquire strategic stakes in highly profitable and fast growing companies in select industries in the Gulf region and, through active ownership, accelerate their growth and profitability ahead of an eventual exit. We are active investors with a particular focus on operational improvements and regional or product expansion.

Our Credit Business focuses primarily on providing liquidity and growth capital for regional companies and acquisition finance for private equity firms in the Middle East and Turkey.

Our Real Estate Business, "Gulf Related", focuses on developing Landmark Mixed-Use Real Estate destination Projects in the Arabian Gulf region. Gulf Capital has teamed up with The Related Group, the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States.

  International Finance Corporation (IFC)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Telephone  +1 (202) 473-3800
Website http://www.ifc.org
Location
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Washington, DC, USA

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets. In fiscal 2011, amid economic uncertainty across the globe, we helped our clients create jobs, strengthen environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities—all while driving our investments to an all-time high of nearly $19 billion. For more information, visit www.ifc.org

  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Email  admissions@kaust.edu.sa
Website www.kaust.edu.sa
Location
  • Thuwal , saudi arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation. Curiosity driven and goal-oriented research is conducted by students, faculty, scientists and engineers to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment.

The KAUST Innovation Fund supports the University's pipeline of technology-based startup projects and companies. It also invests in high-profile international technology companies willing to establish their operations in Saudi Arabia and to benefit from synergies with KAUST research activities. The new fund is one of the very few players in Saudi Arabia making venture capital investments in technology-based startups from seed (less than $200,000) to early-stage (up to $2 million).

  Malaz Capital

Malaz Capital
Malaz Capital
Telephone  +966-1-460-1644
Email  info@malazcapital.com
Website www.malazcapital.com
Location
  • Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Malaz Capital is the first CMA-licensed venture capital firm headquartered in Saudi Arabia. The firm invests in knowledge and technology based private companies. The firm was founded by 3 leading Saudi executives with more than 80 years of experience in the technology sectors in the MENA region. Portfolio companies can be headquartered around the world but need to have a strong link back to the MENA region, through R&D or sales & marketing. Malaz Capital is currently investing out of its growth stage fund and has so far made investments in the following sectors: mobile, financial services and IT security.
  Masdar Capital

Masdar Capital
Masdar Capital
Telephone  +971 5 6219 0500
Email  a.walker@masdarcapital.ae
Website www.masdar.com
Location
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

Masdar Capital runs two Global Clean Energy and Sustainability Private Equity funds totaling $540 million, with other funds in the pipeline.

  Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Telephone  +971-4-312-1800
Website www.morganlewis.com
Location
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Morgan Lewis's lawyers regularly advise regional and international clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region across multiple practice areas and industry sectors. Our team includes lawyers who have deep knowledge of the region's distinct legal, business, and regulatory structures and a strong track record of advising on successful transactions. Utilizing a global, integrated approach, we are able to offer clients a platform of innovative and global solutions (often drawing upon our strong venture capital and emerging businesses capabilities in innovation and technology hubs in the U.S. and beyond) and high-level service to help them achieve their business objectives.

Our Venture Capital and Private Equity practice offers clients a highly experienced team that regularly advises investors and sponsors of venture capital and private equity funds on a range of matters, including portfolio investments and the formation of new funds and investment vehicles. Our experience within industry-specific areas provides us with a depth of knowledge concerning portfolio companies that venture capital and private equity firms require.

We produce the Morgan Lewis Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Deskbook, a publication detailing practical issues relating to fund structuring and formation as well as regulatory compliance, securities laws, and other related matters. The book serves as a reference source for venture capital and private equity fund managers in the process of organizing venture capital and private equity funds and for those who have questions arising from the operation of their existing funds.

Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers nearly 2,000 lawyers - as well as scores of patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists - in 28 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive litigation, merger and acquisition, finance and restructuring, regulatory, intellectual property, and employment and benefits legal services to corporate clients in many industries and markets.
  PineBridge Investments

PineBridge Investments
PineBridge Investments
Telephone  +973-3-955-3989
Email  dina.kasrawi@pinebridge.com
Website www.pinebridge.com
Location
  • Bahrain Financial Harbour District, Manama
PineBridge Investments is an independent asset manager with over 60 years of experience in developed and emerging markets. PineBridge manages over US $71 billion for institutional and individual investors worldwide as of 31 December 2012. Our investment platform offers innovative, core and specialized alpha-oriented solutions across asset allocation, equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge funds. The private equity platform has more than US $17 billion of assets under management, with decades of accumulated experience offering differentiated capabilities globally to issuers and investors.
  Qatar First Bank

Qatar First Bank
Qatar First Bank
Telephone  +974-4-448-3333
Email  information@qfib.com.qa
Website www.qfib.com.qa
Location
  • Doha, Qatar

Qatar First Bank (QFIB), formerly known as Qatar First Investment Bank, is the first independent Shari'ah compliant investment bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) and is ISO 27001 certified.

QFB was launched in 2009 with an authorized capital of QAR 2 billion (US$ 550 million) and a paid up capital of QAR 1.6 billion (US$ 430 million) providing the financial strength to capitalize on lucrative investments.

QFB operates to the highest of international business regulatory standards and corporate governance. It offers Principal Investments, Asset Management, Corporate Finance Advisory and Wealth Management services.

Adopting an investment strategy that centres on sector and geographical diversification, QFB's target sectors include the energy, financial services, industrials, real estate and health care.

QFB has invested QAR 1.5 billion in 16 transactions since inception, in five different sectors across seven geographies spanning the broader GCC, MENA and Turkey.

QFB was recognized as the "Best Investment Bank in the GCC" under Islamic Business & Finance category by CPI Financial in 2011. QFB plans to list in Qatar Exchange in the near future.

  ReAya Holding Company

ReAya Holding Company
ReAya Holding Company
Telephone  +966-2-665-6333
Email  emara@reayaholding.com
Website www.reayaholding.com
Location
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

ReAya Holding is a Jeddah based investment firm, targeting in particular, companies operating in HealthCare and Life Science Industry.

  Swicorp

Swicorp
Swicorp
Telephone  +216 70 015 400
Email  shachicha@swicorp.com
Website www.swicorp.com
Location
  • Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Tunis, Tunisia
Swicorp is a leading asset management, private equity and investment banking firm with a specific regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 

Founded in 1987 and licensed by the Capital Market Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Dubai Financial Service Authority of the United Arab Emirates, Swicorp has an extensive track record of pioneering M&A and Advisory transactions across the MENA region over the last 20 years. Swicorp has also developed into one of the leading players in the Private Equity sector in the MENA region, raising nearly US$ 1.4 billion in 3 private equity funds from investors since 2004. 

In 2013, Swicorp launched its Asset Management Activity and manages Tharwa, the first fund to be made available to outside investors. Swicorp also manages clients portfolios and real estate funds. 

From its headquarters in Riyadh and regional offices in Jeddah, Dubai, Geneva and Tunis, Swicorp provides a wide range of corporations and investors with independent advice and assistance on key strategic and financial issues.
  The Abraaj Group

The Abraaj Group
The Abraaj Group
Telephone  +971-4-506-4400
Email  N/A
Website www.abraaj.com
Location
  • Hub offices: Kenya, India, Mexico, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
  • Global investor coverage offices: United States of America, United Kingdom

    Country offices: Algeria, Brunei, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, Thailand

The Abraaj Group is a leading private equity investor operating in the growth markets of Africa, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, Turkey and Central Asia.

Employing over 300 people, the Group has 25+ country offices across six regional hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore. Local presence across these markets provides the Group with unmatched expertise, proprietary transactional access and the ability to grow partner businesses across borders.

Abraaj currently manages c. US $7.5 billion across 20+ regional, sector and country-specific funds, encompassing private equity and real estate investments.

Abraaj has realized over US$ 4.9 billion from more than 80 full and partial exits, and Funds managed by the Group have made over 200 investments across 10 sectors including consumer, energy, financials, healthcare and utilities.

The Group is committed to the highest environmental, stakeholder engagement and corporate governance standards and is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Global Compact.

  TVM Capital Healthcare Partners

TVM Capital Healthcare Partners
TVM Capital Healthcare Partners
Telephone  +971-4-439-0227
Email  Schuehsler@tvm-capital.ae
Website www.tvm-capital.ae
Location
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Munich-Germany, Montreal-Canada

TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focusing on growth capital investments in healthcare in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and other emerging markets; as the region's first private equity firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare sector, it offers a highly focused and effective approach. The company has broken new ground with portfolio investments in specialized services that were either non-existent or drastically undersupplied e.g. long-term care, rehabilitation, 24/7 and intermittent home care and world-class fertility treatment.

TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is committed to upholding the highest standards of international best practice and corporate governance developed by the European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (EVCA). TVM Capital Healthcare Partners Chairman & CEO Dr Helmut M. Schuehsler served as Chairman of EVCA in 2007-2008 and drove development of several standards while serving on the Professional Standards Committee EVCA committee.

The firm operates out of the Dubai International Financial Center and is licensed and regulated by the DFSA. TVM Capital Healthcare Partners is affiliated to TVM Capital Group worldwide, which currently manages around US$1bn of Healthcare and Life Science investment capital from more than 50 international investors.

  Waha Capital

Waha Capital
Waha Capital
Telephone  +971 2 667 7343
Email  waha@wahacapital.ae
Website www.wahacapital.ae
Location
  • Etihad Towers, Tower 3, Level 42 & 43, P.O. Box 28922, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Waha Capital is an Abu Dhabi-based publicly listed investment company, whose aim is to deliver attractive and sustainable returns to its shareholders by deploying and managing capital in areas where the company sees opportunity and can add value. Waha Capital is active in Principal Investments, Capital Markets and Industrial Real Estate.  The company’s portfolio consists of direct investments across a number of sectors which include aircraft leasing, healthcare, consumer finance, offshore oil & gas services, infrastructure and industrial real estate.

Waha Capital operates at the heart of a strong business network in the United Arab Emirates and the broader Middle East region, and enjoys a close affiliation with some of Abu Dhabi's most prominent investment and financial institutions.  Waha Capital's institutional shareholders include Mubadala Development Company. 
  Zawya Financial Solutions

Zawya Financial Solutions
Zawya Financial Solutions
Telephone  +971-4-233-8144
Website http://www.zawya.com
Location
  • Building 5, The Exchange Building, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, UAE, P.O. Box 41640
Zawya, a Thomson Reuters company, is the preeminent source of Middle East and North Africa business intelligence. At Zawya, we believe that business and investment opportunities delivered transparently and effectively will lead to a more progressive MENA.

By providing relevant, valuable, and engaging intelligence online, we aim to empower nearly a million professionals with the competitive edge to grow, compete, and succeed.

Zawya's wide range of unique content and tools include detailed profiles of the top companies and projects in the region, Reuters live news, as well as industry and asset class research from debt and equity to Islamic finance, companies and projects
   
 
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Note : Membership is by invitation only for active private equity and venture capital firms in MENA that meet set criteria, including: private equity firms with USD 100M+ funds under management in MENA, and venture capital firms with USD 20M+ funds under management in MENA (certain exceptions may apply, solely at the discretion of the Association).