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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.

3 May 2016

Gulf buys food and beverage distributor Multibrands

vegetables-752156_960_720 Middle Eastern private equity major Gulf Capital has bought Multibrands, a food and beverage distributor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

4 April 2016

NBK taps Fund II to back Saudi Arabia’s restaurant chain Amo Hamza

shrimp-400570_640 Dubai-headquartered private equity group NBK Capital Partners has invested in seafood casual dining restaurant chain Amo Hamza using capital from its second fund.

7 March 2016

HarbourVest hires former CVC managing director Patel

interview hire job suit tie Global fund of funds manger HarbourVest Partners has hired former CVC Capital Partners managing director Janish Patel.

29 February 2016

PE investors, corporations back $275m round for Souq.com

spices-1009676_640 Souq.com, a Dubai-based online retailer, has reportedly raised AED1bn ($275m) in its latest financing round.

13 January 2016

ADIA hires GE veteran Sherwood Dodge as global private equities head

abu-1006336_1280 Middle Eastern sovereign investor the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has hired GE veteran Sherwood Dodge as its new global head of private equities.

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