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2 March 2015

Gulf Capital to make up to six consumer company deals this year

abu dhabi Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital reportedly expects to complete between four and six acquisitions in consumer-driven sectors.

23 February 2015

Abraaj registers $48m for growth markets fund

dubai-5_sq Dubai-headquartered private equity investor Abraaj Group has pulled in at least $48m for its Growth Markets Fund.

27 January 2015

L Capital looking to snap up stake in Saudi Arabian restaurant chain Bateel

download (12) L Capital, the private equity arm of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, is reportedly looking to purchase a stake in Saudi Arabian gourmet confectionery producer and restaurant chain Bateel, AltAssets has learned.

14 January 2015

KKR, CVC struggling to agree price for Kuwaiti food business Americana

homemade-pizza-pie-1424503-m The private equity chase for Kuwaiti food business Americana is reportedly close to being halted amid a difficulty to agree on price.

1 December 2014

Kellogg raises offer for Bisco Misr

download (5) The bidding war for Egyptian food company Bisco Misr shows no sign of slowing as Kellogg has reportedly raised its offer once again.

24 November 2014

Abraaj raises offer to buy Egyptian food company BiscoMisr for $127m

bakalva-1-936583-m Middle Eastern private equity firm The Abraaj Group has filed a for approval to buy up to 100 per cent of Egyptian Company for Foods BiscoMisr for up to $127m.

27 October 2014

Lebanon’s largest venture capital fund launched in ‘major milestone’

lebanese lebanon flag Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) has launched Lebanon’s largest dedicated early-stage investment fund in what it calls a “major milestone” for the asset class in the country.

22 October 2014

Abraaj, TPG close to tying up investment in Saudi fast food chain Kudu

Kudu A joint bid from TPG Capital and Abraaj Group for a majority stake Saudi fast-food chain Kudu is reportedly nearing success.

20 October 2014

Gulf Capital closes weighty $750m third fund above hard cap

Karim El Solh Gulf Capital Middle East-focused asset manager Gulf Capital has held a $750m final close for its third flagship private equity fund thanks to a swell of US, European and Asian backers.

20 October 2014

Kuwait’s NBK Capital smashes $300m target for Fund II

kuwait-tower-976640-m The investment banking arm of the National Bank of Kuwait has closed its second private equity fund on $310m, just beating its target of $300m.

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