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14 April 2014

NBK Capital hires adviser to run sale of stake in Saudi Arabia’ Nayifat

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam The National Bank of Kuwait’s private equity arm, NBK Capital, has reportedly hired Peralla Weinberg to advise on a sale of Saudi consumer finance company Nayifat.

11 April 2014

TPG, Abraaj in exclusive negotiations to buy Kudu

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam Private equity firms TPG Capital and Abraaj Group have reportedly made a joint bid for a majority stake Saudi fast-food chain Kudu which is likely to succeed.

10 April 2014

Fenox Venture Capital launches $100m fund

gulf-flags-middle-east-mena Venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital has launched a $100m fund targeting seed, Series A and pre-IPO deals in the US, Asia and the Middle East.

8 April 2014

Warburg Pincus acquire majority stake in mercator

airport5sq_lrg Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has agreed to buy a majority stake in Dubai-based software and outsourcing business mercator.

27 March 2014

PE-backed Middle East office, equipment rental company Byrne sold for $163m

Havenvest Private Equity Middle East has reportedly exited its stake in Saudi Arabian office and equipment rental company Byrne Investments as part of an AED600m ($163m) buyout.

20 March 2014

GrowthGate eyes exit for Able Logistics with first Dubai IPO since 2009

MENA private equity firm GrowthGate Capital could exit portfolio company Able Logistics Group via a Dubai listing before the end of the year, in the first public listing for the bourse since 2009.

11 March 2014

TVM Capital MENA rebrands to capture global healthcare focus

Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital MENA has rebranded as TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, to reflect the firm’s sectorial focus and the expansion of its investment geography beyond the MENA region.

10 March 2014

Champ Private Equity eyes Shelf Drilling IPO

ship boat oil tanker Australian buyout firm Champ Private Equity plans to float its portfolio company Shelf Drilling on the London Stock Exchange.

18 February 2014

Gulf Capital-backed barge operator GMS eyes $100m London IPO

Abu Dhabi Private equity-backed UAE-based barge operator Gulf Marine Services is looking to raise $100m via an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

5 February 2014

Dubai International Capital looks to sell three companies for over $2bn

Private equity firm Dubai International Capital is reportedly considering selling its three largest companies for more than $2bn.

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