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 Two Bahrain investment firms acquired Florida software firm PRO Unlimited

mumtalakat investcorpTwo Bahrain investment firms, Mumtalakat and Investcorp, have acquired Florida-based workforce software and services firm PRO Unlimited.

Headquartered in Boca Raton Florida and founded in 1991, PRO Unlimited delivers a full range of software services to address procurement, management and compliance issues and operates in 52 countries with 600 employees. Mumtalakat holds stakes in 38 firms, with a portfolio value of approximately U.S. $7.2 billion. Investcorp has $11.4 billion in total assets under management.

Bahrain's Mumtalakat and Investcorp are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN22 and BD43 respectively.

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 Two Middle East private equity firms closed funds at over $1 billion capital

NBK GulfCapGulf Capital and NBK Capital, two private equity firms in the Middle East, have announced closing of their latest funds at $750 million and $310 million in capital commitments respectively.

Gulf Capital which is based in United Arab Emirates, has announced the final closing of its third private equity fund, GC Equity Partners Fund III (Fund III), at $750 million. NBK Capital which is based in Kuwait has closed its latest private equity fund, NBK Capital Equity Partners Fund II, with $310 million in capital commitments.

Gulf Capital and NBK Capital are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR26 and OR41 respectively.

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 DubaiBeat.com an official partner of Super Return MidEast 2014 for the 7th year

sr db 2014 It is a pleasure for us to announce that, for the seventh year in a row, DubaiBeat.com is an official partner of the Super Return Middle East as its "Regional Private Equity Portal". The summit, which is being held in Dubai 20-22 October 2014, is the top private equity event in the Middle East. Find more details about the event on its website.

Among other sponsors and partners you can find Jersey Finance, Gibson Dunn, IDG and CNBC.

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


 UAE investors Abraaj and Gulf Capital invested in South African and Egyptian firms

gulfcapital abraajDubai investment firm Abraaj Group and Abu Dhabi investment firm Gulf Capital have invested separately in a South African food manufacturer and an Egyptian oil services firm.

Gulf Capital, based in Abu Dhabi, has invested $25 million in Amak Group, a provider of integrated petroleum services for the onshore and offshore sectors in Egypt. Abraaj Group, based in Dubai, has invested in South African food manufacturer Libstar which is located in five of South Africa’s nine provinces and employs about 4,200 people.

Abraaj Group and Gulf Capital are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01 and OR26 respectively.

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 Arab investment firm EFG Hermes invested $208 million in French wind energy firm

efg edp franceArab investors of EFG Hermes investment bank acquired 49% of French wind energy firm for $208 million.

EDPR France, a subsidiary of EDP Renewables, one of the top four global renewable energy firms, has a portfolio of 33 operational wind farms. EFG Hermes has operations in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE and has more than 800 employees.

EFG Hermes is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR29.

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 Arab investors of KFIC acquired California's medical center building for $27 million

kfic usKuwait Finance and Investment Company KFIC has announced acquisition of a medical center building in California for $27 million.

The acquisition was carried through a consortium through buy and lease back practice - compatible with the provisions of Islamic Sharia. The building has an area of ​​45,277 square feet and is leased entirely for 15 years.

To see listing and contact emails of investors and family offices from the Middle East, check our 2014 edition of Middle East Investors Directory

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September 30, 2014  | Filed under KFIC

 Bahrain investors of Investcorp acquired US properties for $250 million

investcorp dubaibeatInvestcorp, the Bahrain-based private equity firm, has acquired a portfolio of office and industrial properties in North Carolina, Seattle and Florida for $250 million.

Combined, the properties acquired consist of nearly 2.2 million square feet. This is the second announced investment in the US real estate by Bahrain investors in this quarter. As DubaiBeat reported earlier, another Bahrain investment firm, Gulf Finance House, had acquired three residential properties in the US worth $75 million.

Investcorp and Gulf Finance House are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR30 and OR27 respectively.

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 Middle East investors subscribed to 36% of Hong Kong $1 billion Sukuk

hk-dubai.jpgHong Kong government announced the successful offering of its $1 billion Sukuk to global investors, with 36% of the Sukuk distributed to the Middle East investors.

Following a global roadshow commencing 1 September 2014, covering Riyadh, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and New York, the Sukuk (a form of Islamic Bond) was allocated to over 120 global institutional investors. (In Dubai the Sukuk is expected to be listed on NASDAQ Dubai). The Sukuk saw strong demand from global investors, attracting orders exceeding $4.7 billion and recording over-subscription of 4.7 times.

To see listing and contact emails of institutional investors from the Middle East, check our 2014 edition of Middle East Investors Directory

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