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Abraaj gears up for IPO for next year -CEO

Abraaj gears up for IPO for next year -CEO

Following its recent acquisition of fund manager Aureos Capital, Abraaj Capital is gearing up for an IPO as early as next year, group chief Arif Naqvi announces. Will this revive the IPO activity in the region?

March 28, 2012 4:20
Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital gets $135M to fund investments

Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital gets $135M to fund investments

Gulf Capital, an Abu Dhabi-based private equity firm, said on Tuesday it secured a 500-million dirhams ($135 million) five-year revolving facility from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank to fund its investments.

February 7, 2012 3:08
Carlyle’s MidEast head Musallam quits

Carlyle’s MidEast head Musallam quits

US private equity firm Carlyle Group's Middle East head Walid Musallam is leaving the firm following disagreement over the company's strategy in the region, two sources told Reuters on Monday.

January 30, 2012 3:09

Abu Dhabi’s Gulf Capital sees to close 4 PE deals in Q1 2012

Abu Dhabi-based private equity firm Gulf Capital is in the final stages of acquiring majority stakes in four regional firms, with closing targeted for the first quarter of next year, the company's chief executive said on Monday.

November 21, 2011 1:18

Gulf Capital launches $250-300 million credit fund for Mena

The new credit business will fill an acute gap in the market for Mena financing by offering credit solutions to corporate and private equity investors.

June 14, 2011 4:03

Samena eyes Asia, ME, North Africa with new fund

Hong Kong investment fund looks to the MENA region for 'private equity-style' investments upwards of $700 million over the next seven years.

June 8, 2011 9:27
‘Emirate must reform’

‘Emirate must reform’

Private equity firms say big reform is necessary to save the sector in the region. That means foreign ownership, family involvement… and of course, transparency.

August 17, 2010 4:18

Private equity in Mideast still struggling, says Shuaa head

In spite of the growing number of infrastructural deals, the private equity industry continues...

November 23, 2009 12:12