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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.

11 January 2016

Buyout bidding for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Raya supermarkets stalls

fruit-1095326_1920 A private equity buyout of Saudi Arabian supermarket chain Al-Raya For Foodstuff appears to have stalled over differences in valuation.

23 December 2015

Abraaj offloads part of Tunisian pharma business Unimed

teladoc Middle East-based investment major The Abraaj Group has exited part of its interest in Unimed, which is said to be Tunisia's second-largest local pharmaceutical company.

16 December 2015

Fajr Capital eyeing Dubai-based food & beverage business Cravia

vegetable_market_supermarket Islamic investment firm Fajr Capital is said to be in talks to acquire Dubai-based food and beverages franchise group Cravia.

2 December 2015

Abraaj to close ‘obsolete’ Saudi office

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam Emerging markets-focused private equity firm The Abraaj group is reportedly set to close its Saudi Arabia office, AltAssets understands.

26 November 2015

Abraaj exits Network Intl to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic

dubai Private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have joined forces to take over a 49 per cent stake in Network International from The Abraaj Group.

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