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 Bahrain investment firm Mumtalakat acquired stake in UK firm Envirogen

bahrain-investors-uk-waterBahrain investment firms, Mumtalakat Holdings has acquired stake in UK water firm Envirogen.

The Envirogen Group is a solutions provider in water treatment, potable water, waste water and industrial filtration. Established in 1996 it has offices in UK, Italy and US. (Bloomberg had reported earlier that Mumtalakat plans over $400 million this year on international investments.)

Bahrain's Mumtalakat is listed in the Middle East Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory with the code SIN22.

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 Dubai firm dnata acquired Thai travel company Destination Asia

dnata-thailand.jpgDubai firm Dnata Holdings has acquired Thailand destination management company Destination Asia Group.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Thailand, Destination Asia has presence in 11 major countries in Asia including Vietnam, China, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. (Dnata's is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide, handling more than 3.5 million bookings, 7 million bed nights, and 7 million passengers).

To see a list of investment firms similar to Dnata Holdings check Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Bahrain investors acquired UK cybersecurity firm Nebulas

investcorp uk secBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired Nebulas Solutions, a UK cyber security firm.

Founded in 2001 in London and employing 50 staff, Nebulas provides a broad range of IT security products and services including managed security services and cyber threat intelligence to predominantly mid to large enterprises in the United Kingdom. (Combined with the recent acquisition of Scandinavia’s Coresec Systems, Barain-invested SecureLink and Nebulas will operate across six countries in Europe, employing over 550 staff and generating more than €235 million in revenue.)

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

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 Dubai investment firm acquired stake in food franchiser Cravia

cravia fajrDubai-based investment firm Fajr Capital has acquired stake in food and beverage holding Cravia.

established in 2001, Cravia is the parent company that operates MENA food and beverage franchises of Zaatar w Zeit, Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, operating over 85 restaurants with more than 1,500 employees. Dubai-based Fajr Capital has over $700 million committed capital with shareholders including Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Government of Brunei Darussalam Consortium, and Khazanah Nasional.

Fajr Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINMA16.

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 Saudi investors of PIF acquired stake at US firm Uber for $3.5 billion

uber saudiSaudi Arabia investment firm Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired $3.5 billion stake in US ride sharing service Uber - Reuters reported.

The investment values Uber at $62.5 billion, making it the most highly valued venture capital-backed company in the world. PIF has a diverse portfolio made up of approximately 200 investments, of which around 20 are listed on Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange.

To see a list of investment firms similar to PIF check Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Dubai venture capital firm Turn8 launched $60 million VC fund

turn8-dubai.jpgDubai venture capital firm Turn8 announced launch of its $60 million venture capital fund.

Since its inception in 2013, Turn8 Dubai has launched and invested in over 60 companies from all over the world. It started as a collaborative corporate innovation initiative with DP World, a multinational port operator.

Turn8 is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SAU49.

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 Qatar Mayhoola investment acquired French fashion brand Balmain for $522 million

mayhoola-france.jpgMayhoola for Investments, an investment firm based in Qatar, has agreed to acquire French fashion brand Balmain for $522 million.

Founded in 1914 by Pierre Balmain, it has generated some 130 million euros in sales in 2015 with sales growth of some 25 percent. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2012, Mayhoola also acquired Italian luxury brand Valentino for $850 million.

Mayhoola is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ72.

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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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