Gulf Capital is a leading alternative asset manager focused primarily on investing capital in the GCC region. Incorporated in Abu Dhabi in 2006 as a Private Joint Stock Company, Gulf Capital was established with a capital base US$330 million from 300 of the most prestigious institutional and individual investors in the Gulf. The Firm currently has in excess of US$3 billion under management (AuMs). It 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’ for four years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Gulf Capital is also actively involved in the real estate development arena through Gulf Related, its joint-venture with the Related Companies, one of the largest US real estate developers. The Firm also launched a Credit and Mezzanine Business to meet the financing needs of fast growing companies and to provide acquisition finance across the Middle East. Gulf Capital’s purpose and mission is to grow capital and build value with world-class expertise and best practices to generate sustainable superior performance for all stakeholders. With its private equity, real estate and credit initiatives, Gulf Capital is today one of the largest and most active alternative asset managers in the Middle East. For more information about Gulf Capital, please visit www.gulfcapital.com.
As one of the world's leading global law firms, 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 the past year. We have over 1,000 lawyers in offices in the Middle East, the United States, Europe and Asia.
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 30 years. We also advise on the most complex litigation and arbitration matters, and as such were named 2010 Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer. Our Dubai office is recommended by the 2010 editions of Chambers and Partners Global and Legal 500 EMEA in the fields of Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds.
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.
For further information on Gibson Dunn, please visit www.gibsondunn.com.
Campbell Lutyens is a leading independent private equity advisory firm founded in 1988.
As a leading secondary advisor, it provides sell-side advice to institutional investors on the secondary sale of portfolios of private equity funds, infrastructure funds and portfolios of direct investments. It also advises on global fund placements of private equity and infrastructure funds.
The firm has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong and comprises a team of nearly 60 international staff with global and broad-ranging expertise in the private equity and infrastructure sectors.
First Reserve is the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy. With over 30 years of industry insight, investment expertise and operational excellence, the Firm has cultivated an enduring network of global relationships and raised more than USD $26 billion of aggregate capital since inception. First Reserve has completed more than 475 transactions (including platform investments and add-on acquisitions) on six continents. Its portfolio companies operate in approximately 50 countries and span the energy spectrum from upstream oil and gas to midstream and downstream, including resources, equipment and services and infrastructure. First Reserve has offices in Greenwich, CT; Houston, TX; London, U.K. and Hong Kong. Please visit www.firstreserve.com for more information.
SJ Berwin and leading Asia Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons have entered into a ground-breaking combination to create a genuine new choice among the traditional global elite legal brands.
The King & Wood Mallesons network is now one of the top 25 law firms in the world, with more than 2,700 lawyers, including more than 550 partners in 30 locations across the world, including China, Hong Kong, Australia, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, Japan, and the US.
The combined firms use the name King & Wood Mallesons globally, and King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East.
More information can be found at www.kwm.com
Abu Dhabi Islamic Capital (ADIB Capital) is a newly established Shariah compliant investment banking firm in Egypt, with a clear mission of achieving excellence in the provision of Shariah compliant investment banking products and services in the rapidly growing Egyptian Islamic finance market. ADIB Capital strategically positions itself to provide Shariah compliant investment banking solutions to meet clients’ specific interests and funding needs through innovative structuring and execution capabilities. ADIB Capital areas of specialization include Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt Capital Markets, advising and arranging Sukuk and Shariah compliant bond issuance and placement as well as Shariah compliant securitization, balance sheet restructuring and refinancing and arranging debt packages including Shariah compliant syndications, club deals, mezzanine finance, project finance and structured finance. ADIB Capital also advise on public and rights offerings, private placements and Shariah compliant hybrid securities. The team is exceptionally qualified to structure and deliver tailored financial solutions to its clients, which include government entities, large institutions and middle market firms.
American Capital is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: ACAS) private equity firm and global asset manager with $118 billion of total assets under management. American Capital, both directly and through its global asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, infrastructure and structured products. In addition to investing on its own behalf, American Capital and its affiliates manage a number of both public and private companies and funds investing primarily in alternative assets. Since its August 1997 IPO, American Capital and its affiliates have invested approximately $31 billion in over 540 portfolio companies in virtually every industry sector. American Capital and its affiliates have approximately 90 investment professionals and 300 total employees.
Bureau van Dijk (BvD) is one of the world’s leading providers of business intelligence and company information. BvD is best known for its range of international company information products that combine multiple high-quality data sources with flexible software to allow users to manipulate data for research, marketing intelligence and analysis. Products include Orbis, Amadeus, Bankscope, Isis and Osiris. BvD also publishes the global M&A database, Zephyr. www.bvdinfo.com Zephyr, published by BvD is an information solution containing M&A, IPO, venture capital and private equity deals and rumors with links to detailed financial company information. Zephyr covers various deal types including M&A activity, IPOs, joint ventures and private equity deals. The deals on Zephyr are linked to the company financials and peer reports on BvD's product range for company valuation and benchmarking. Zephyr contains information on over 1 million deals going back to 1997. Approximately 75,000 deals are added each year depending on levels of deal activity.
Jersey Finance promotes and develops the International Finance Centre of Jersey, which has over 50 years' expertise in delivering fund services, and is a primary jurisdiction in the fund management and administration of private equity and venture capital asset classes, with strength and depth of principal experts. With a focus on the UK, Europe, Russia, Brazil, GCC, India, Greater China and Africa as key target markets, Jersey offers a variety of qualified professionals and service providers who are able to advise on the most appropriate structures. These include major accountancy firms as well as seven first tier legal practices. Political independence, economic stability, and a mature and respected legal and regulatory system enable Jersey to continue to attract deposits and investments from institutions and private clients across the world. To find out more about Jersey’s award winning funds industry, why not grab a coffee from the Jersey Finance sponsored coffee house, and come and meet a member of our team – located next to the coffee house.
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. For more information, please visit www.wahacapital.ae
PineBridge Investments Middle East B.S.C (c) (PBME) is a member of PineBridge Investments. PBME is headquartered in Bahrain and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a Category 1 Investment Firm. PBME offers world-class investment management services, with a global perspective and a regional focus across four core areas: real estate, private equity, investment management, and global distribution. PineBridge is a global asset manager with nearly 60 years of experience in emerging and developed markets, delivering innovative alpha-oriented strategies across asset allocation, equities, fixed income and alternatives.
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.