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 Dubai's Al Habtoor acquired UK hotel Hilton Wembley

habtoor-dubai.jpgDubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group has acquired UK Hilton Hotel Wembley.

The purchase brings the total number of hotels in Al Habtoor Investment's international property portfolio to six. In December 2015 Al Habtoor said he had allocated around $600 million for overseas investments in 2016. (As DubaiBeat.com reported earlier, the groups was looking to buy hotels across Europe).

(To see more Dubai-based investors like Habtoor Group, check our investors directory)

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 Bahrain private equity firm acquired Colorado real estate for $85 million

arcapitaArcapita, a Bahrain-based private equity firm, has acquired a privately-held portfolio of senior living communities in Colorado, United States, for $85 million.

Arcapita's management team has previously acquired, managed and exited from a series of senior living investments with total transaction values in excess of $1.5 billion in the United States and United Kingdom. (Arcapita is a global Shari'ah compliant alternative investment manager, with offices in Bahrain, Atlanta, London and Singapore. Arcapita's principal lines of business are private equity and real estate, and its management has a 19-year track record of over 70 investments with total transaction value in excess of $30 billion).

Arcapita is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR07.

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 Dubai venture capital firm Wamda Capital invests $1 million in The Luxury Closet

wamda-lux.jpgWamda Capital, A Dubai based venture capital firm with Fadi Ghandour as its Chairman & CEO, has invested $1 million in The Luxury Closet, an online marketplace for pre-owned personal luxury goods.

The Luxury Closet has acquired over 150,000 members and has over half a million monthly visitors from some 50 countries. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2015 they had received $2.2 million financing from other Middle East investors, including Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), twofour54 and MENA Venture Investments (MVI).

(Wamda Capital is a venture capital firm investing in high growth technology businesses both at the growth and seed stages. Their investment team comprise of Khaled Talhouni, Lana Alamat, Walid Faza, Sarah Abu Risheh, Fares Ghandour and Faris Atiyeh.)

Mena Venture Investments is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINX1.

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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired 16 property retail portfolio in Germany

qinvest realestateQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has joined Prudential Financial, to acquire a portfolio of 16 retail properties located in Germany.

The acquisition includes 16 multi-tenant retail assets anchored by major grocery and home improvement retail outlets, comprising more than 140,000 square meters across 57 units in western Germany. 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.

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 Venture Partners raises $30 million to invest in startups

mevp.jpgMiddle East Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Dubai and Beirut, has announced the second close of its fund Middle East Venture Fund II (MEVF II) at more than $30 million.

The Fund is MEVP's fourth venture capital fund, increasing the firm's total Assets Under Management to $120 million. With offices in Beirut, Dubai and Silicon Valley, MEVP is one of the largest VC firm in this region, with cross border investment appetite. Since inception, Middle East Venture Partners has invested in 28 companies.

Middle East Venture Partners is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINJA31.

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 Abu Dhabi firm ADFG invested in Montenegro Capital Plaza

adfg-plaza.jpgAbu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), a UAE based investment firm, has invested in The Capital Plaza, the largest mixed-use real estate development in Montenegro.

Located in the heart of Podgorica, Montenegro's capital city, The Capital Plaza, is occupying over one million square feet of retail, business, hospitality and residential space. Founded in January 2011, Abu Dhabi Financial Group ADFG is an investment firm investing across a variety of sectors and geographies typically with a ticket size of $50 million to $300 million.

ADFG is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN1409.

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 DubaiBeat.com an official partner of Super Return MidEast 2015 for the 8th year

SuperReturn 2015 DubaiBeatIt is a pleasure for us to announce that, for the eight year in a row, DubaiBeat.com is an official partner of the Super Return Middle East. The summit, which is being held in Dubai 8-11 November 2015, is the top private equity event in the Middle East.

This event is a good opportunity to hear from 120+ global and regional expert speakers, divulge in networking opportunities and hear about the biggest topics in private equity. Whether there to fundraise in the region or deploy capital, SuperReturn Middle East offers delegates the opportunity to meet key regional and global contacts, including LPs currently investing in private equity.

Find more details about the event on its website. (You can get a 10% discount when you quote the VIP code FKR2378DB).

Among other sponsors and partners you can find Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Gulf Capital.

(If for any reason you can not attend, feel free to download our Middle East Investors Directory, now in its seventh year of publication, to get a sense of private equity investors from the region.)


 UAE firm to invest $8 million in Canada listed firm First Mexican Gold

link-canada.jpgUAE resource investment firm Link Natural Resources has announced investment of $8 million in a joint venture with Canada listed firm First Mexican Gold.

Listed on Canada and Germany stock exchanges, First Mexican Gold is an explorer for precious metals in Mexico. UAE-based Link Natural Resources is a privately funded resource investment & development group focused on targeting and advancing mineral, oil & gas and other natural resource assets on a global basis.

To see listing and email addresses of UAE investors similar to Link Natural Resources, check our Middle East Investors Directory.

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