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14 October 2016

Saudi Arabia, SoftBank working on $100bn mammoth tech fund

pexels-photo-106344 Saudi Arabia and Japanese lender SoftBank are planning to raise a $100bn mega-fund dedicated to technology investments.

20 September 2016

Abraaj offloads stake in Jordan Aircraft Maintenance

plane-50893_960_720 Dubai-based private equity house The Abraaj Group has sold an 80 per cent stake in Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (Joramco).

14 September 2016

Abraaj in talks to buy Middlesex University‘s Dubai campus

graduates-351603_960_720 (1) Emerging markets-focused private equity firm The Abraaj Group is reportedly in talks to buy Middlesex University‘s overseas campus in Dubai.

14 September 2016

Abu Dhabi investment arm revives $1.5bn private equity funds sale

architecture-1545276_1920 The $111bn-managing Abu Dhabi Investment Council is reportedly making another attempt to sell $1.5bn of private equity fund stakes.

31 August 2016

Investcorp to pick up minority stake in Middle Eastern medical lab chain for $270m

science-1336664_640 Bahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is reportedly close to acquiring a minority interest in Saudi Arabia's Al Borg Medical Laboratories for around SAR 1bn ($270m).

23 June 2016

KKR, Fajr decline to bid for dairy company NFPC, stake sale scrapped

cow-932817_1920 Middle East food and dairy business National Foods Products Company has reportedly given up the ghost on its planned majority stake sale, after being unimpressed with the quality of bids.

7 June 2016

PE trio launch rival bids for Saudi Arabia’s Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Opsona research lab Three Gulf-based private equity firms are reportedly interested in purchasing a minority stake in Saudi Arabia’s Al Borg Medical Laboratories.

31 May 2016

Investcorp scores 3x return through GL Education sale $

studying-951818_960_720 Bahrain-based private equity investor Investcorp has tripled its initial investment in GL Education by selling the company in a £210m deal, AltAssets can reveal.

19 May 2016

KKR teams with Fajr Capital in busy UAE food, dairy business bidding

drip-175551_1920 Listed US buyout giant KKR is reportedly among four bidders for a majority stake in Abu Dhabi food and dairy major National Food Products Company.

16 May 2016

Fajr Capital wraps up acquisition of Dubai-based Cravia

morocco-1143720_640 Middle East and Asia-focused investment firm Fajr Capital has completed the buy of Dubai-based food and beverages (F&B) franchise group Cravia.

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