Gulf Capital is a leading alternative asset manager focused on the Gulf region, investing across several asset classes including Private Equity, Credit and Mezzanine and Real Estate. The Company currently manages over $3.3 billion of assets across 7 funds and investment vehicles. Gulf Capital’s mission is to grow capital and build value with world-class expertise and best practices to generate sustainable superior performance for all stakeholders. Gulf Capital invests its own capital alongside its fund investors’ capital in all of the funds it launches. In Private Equity, Gulf Capital is focused on acquiring strategic stakes in highly profitable and rapidly growing companies within a select number of fast-growing industries in the GCC region and through deep operational and financial improvements, on accelerating and enhancing their profitability and size. Gulf Capital was awarded the “Best Private Equity Firm in the Middle East” Award by Banker Middle East Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Firm is actively involved in real estate development through Gulf Related, its joint venture with the Related Companies, a leading private real estate developer in the United States. Gulf Related is focused on pursuing marquee large-scale mixed-use and residential real estate development opportunities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Gulf Capital also launched a Credit and Mezzanine Business, Gulf Credit Partners, to meet the financing needs of fast-growing companies and to provide acquisition finance across the Middle East. With its private equity, real estate and credit initiatives, Gulf Capital is today one of the largest and most diversified alternative investment managers in the Middle East. For more information about Gulf Capital PJSC, please visit Gulf Capital’s website at www.gulfcapital.com.
Gibson Dunn is a market leader in MENA and global private equity and M&A, having handled some of the most high profile private equity transactions in the MENA region in recent years. Gibson Dunn has been advising leading Middle Eastern financial sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, banks and companies on their global and regional transactions for more than 35 years.
Our Dubai office is recommended as a leading law firm in both Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds by the 2015 editions of Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA.
One of the world’s leading global law firms with over 1,200 lawyers in offices in the Middle East, the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Our Dubai team works seamlessly with our lawyers throughout the world, providing the highest quality client care and legal service on a 24/7 basis.
Campbell Lutyens is a leading independent private equity, infrastructure and private debt advisory firm founded in 1988.
Campbell Lutyens comprises over 85 professionals, advisers and staff across offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Its fundraising practice acts as a placement agent to private equity, infrastructure, energy and debt fund managers, raising capital from investors globally. Its secondary advisory practice advises institutional investors on the secondary sale, or restructuring, of portfolios of direct or fund interests in private equity, infrastructure and private debt.
Please visit Campbell Lutyens’ website at www.campbell-lutyens.com
Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $21 billion in 65 businesses with an aggregate transaction value of $100 billion. To learn more about CD&R, please visit www.cdr-inc.com.
Established in 1984, EFG Hermes is the leading investment bank in the Arab world, draws on 30 years of experience to serve as the preeminent investment bank in the region to provide a comprehensive spectrum of financial services including Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Research and Private Equity. Additionally, EFG Hermes owns a 63.7% majority stake in the Lebanese commercial bank Crédit Libanais.
Through its operations in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and with more than 800 employees of 25 nationalities, EFG Hermes serves a considerable and diversified client base from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe, Africa and the United States. Our clients include governments, corporations, financial institutions, high net worth clients and individual customers among others.
In 2015, the firm announced the start of operations for EFG Hermes Leasing, a wholly-owned subsidiary offering leasing services and highly sought-after value-added advisory to large corporations and SMEs across Egypt. For further information about EFG Hermes, please visit www.efghermes.com.
Havenvest was one of the first private equity firms in the region, and has developed a strong MENA practice with a mid-market focus since its formation in 2001. It has distinguished itself as growth-capital specialists that go beyond the investment. Rebranded as Havenvest in 2012 after the reorganisation of HSBC Private Equity Middle East Limited, it is majority owned by a management partnership. Members of Havenvest's senior management team each have over 20 years' experience investing in the region over several complete economic cycles. It manages three funds with total committed capital of $600 million. The funds are invested as growth capital in companies that create long-term value through partnerships with management and key stakeholders.
Private Equity in the Middle East presents exciting yet challenging opportunities on both the buy and sell side. It is important to us that you are fully informed so you can make the right decisions. This is where PwC can support you. With access to unrivalled local knowledge and global connections, we tap into our industry and product experts to provide you with a suite of tailored services including M&A tax; financial, commercial and operational due diligence; valuations; structuring; investment appraisals and sales and purchase agreements. We are proud to have been established in the Middle East region for 40 years with more than 3,000 staff across PwC offices in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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, energy, 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. For more information, please visit www.wahacapital.ae
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. With the largest, most comprehensive global database of traditional and alternative strategies, delivered through leading-edge technology and backed by fantastic client service, eVestment helps its clients be more strategic, efficient and informed.
SunGard is one of the world’s leading financial software companies, with annual revenue of $2.8 billion. We provide solutions for financial services, the public sector and education. Our software is delivered via Software as a Service (“SaaS”), in the cloud and on premises, surrounded by an extensive suite of service offerings. Through the depth and breadth of our solution portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, we are uniquely capable of supporting virtually every type of financial organization, including the largest and most complex institutions in the world. SunGard’s approximately 13,000 employees proudly serve approximately 14,000 customers in more than 100 countries, bringing fresh ideas and inventive solutions to help our customers adapt and thrive. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com
The Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA) is a non-profit seeking association committed to supporting and developing the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in Egypt and the surrounding region(s). The Association aims to foster private investment in Egypt, as well as to boost communication and knowledge sharing among the region’s private equity and venture capital networks. EPEA seeks to serve as the hub for private equity and venture capital professionals, organizations and stakeholders in Egypt, and be their gateway to the international community and counterparts. On the local level, EPEA aims to serve the current needs of the local industry in the areas of capacity building, networking and policy advocacy. On the regional and international levels, EPEA is looking forward to contribute to the growth and development of the industry, through assessing potential opportunities and partnering with similar associations. EPEA was founded in 2011 by distinguished founding members, including leading experts as well as major corporate players in the private equity industry on the local and regional levels.
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