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 Bahrain investors acquired European cyber security firm Coresec

coresecBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired Coresec Systems, a European cyber security and networking solutions firm.

Established in 2003 with more than 220 employees and an estimated turnover of €60 million in 2015, Coresec Systems delivers cyber security and networking solutions. It has offices in Malmö, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Aarhus. (Coresec marks Investcorp’s second acquisition in Scandinavia in less than a year. It has also recently invested in Corneliani, a luxury menswear brand in Italy)

Investcorp is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR30.

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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired asset management firm Portfoy

qinvestQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has acquired Ergo Portfoy, an asset management firm in Turkey.

Portfoy is one of the leading asset management groups in Turkey with over 1.5 billion Turkish Liras in assets under management, providing pension and mutual fund and discretionary portfolio management services. Established in 2007 QInvest’s has paid up capital of $750 million with shareholders including Qatar Islamic Bank, institutional investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals. The amount of the deal is not disclosed.

QInvest is listed in the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Middle East with the code LIP08.

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 Middle East investors of Rasmala acquired Abbvie House in UK for $35 million

rasmalaRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, has announced acquisition of Abbvie House, an office building located in Kent UK, for $35 million.

Rasmala has plans to invest approximately $1.5 billion in a broad mix of commercial real estate transactions in the UK, continental Europe and the US over the course of the next three years.

Rasmala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR48.

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 Middle East investment firm EIP and consortium acquired UAE firm for $17 million

eip lebanonEmerging Investment Partners (EIP), a Middle Eastern investment firm based in Lebanon and a consortium acquired UAE’s Almasa Meat Processing Company for $17 million.

The consortium also includes Siniora Food Industries, a Jordan-listed company. The seller is Al Ghurair Group. Emerging Investment Partners is an investment management firm established in 2014 by the Obegi group and Generation Alfa, together with Wassim Heneine and Karim Burhani.

Emerging Investment Partners EIP is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code MA1604.

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 Investment Corporation of Dubai acquired Montenegro waterfront development

icd marina europeThe Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) has announced purchase of Porto Montenegro, a yacht marina and waterfront development in Montenegro.

Last year, ICD acquired stakes in three luxury hotels across the world: the W Hotel in Washington D.C., the Mandarin Oriental in New York, and the One&Only in Cape Town, South Africa. It also owns significant equity interest in Kerzner International Holdings Limited (KIHL), the international operator of the One&Only, Atlantis and Mazagan brands. The Montenegro deal value is not disclosed.

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code MA1610.

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 Abu Dhabi firm Waha Capital invested $76 million in New York listed firm AerCap Holdings

aercap uaeWaha Capital, an Abu Dhabi based investment firm, has invested $76 million in New York-listed AerCap Holdings.

Waha Capital has acquired 2.04 million shares as part of an open market share purchase program in January. It has been a shareholder in AerCap Holdings since 2010 and has around 15 percent stake. AerCap is a global leader in aircraft leasing and finance with approximately $44 billion of assets. (As DubaiBeat.com reported back in 2009, Waha had plans for around $1 billion of acquisitions and now has stakes in firms like Stanford Marine Group, Dunia Finance and Anglo Arabian Healthcare).

Waha Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR56.

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 Saudi venture capital firm RVC led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm

rvc swSaudi Venture Capital firm Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) has led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm Sol Voltaics.

Founded in 2008, Sol Voltaics is a Swedish nanotechnology company focused on improving the efficiency of energy capture, generation and storage using nanomaterials. Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is the investment arm of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It has invested in several firms including GLM Company, Calltech Co, SOLEXEL, Advanced Dental Technologies, Aser Technologies and Knowledge Developers.

Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ54.

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May 17, 2016  | Filed under Saudi Investors

 Saudi venture capital firm SAEV invested $10 and $25 million in two US firms

aramco us investmentSaudi Venture Capital firm Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) has invested $10 million and $26 million in two US firms; Maana and NanoMech.

Maana, based in California, is an analytics platform that turns big data insights into line-of-business applications and has received $26 million in Series B funding led by SAEV. NanoMech, based in Arkansas, uses nanotechnology to develop advanced products for industrial and mechanical applications and has raised $10 million from SAEV. (SAEV is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2012 on its launch, its investments range from $1 million to $30 million per company).

SAEV is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINOC23.

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May 10, 2016  | Filed under Saudi Investors



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