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 Dubai firm acquired 51% of fashion website Namshi for $151 million

emaar germanyDubai firm Emaar Malls has acquired 51% stake in fashion site Namshi from Frankfurt listed company Rocket Internet for $151 million.

Launched in 2012, Namshi is owned by Germany's Rocket Internet and a consortium of global investors. Serving 750,000 customers across the GCC countries, Namshi had $150 million of net revenue in 2016. The buyer, Emaar Malls is the owner of Dubai Mall, is listed on Dubai bourse and is majority-owned by property developer Emaar Properties.

To see listing and email addresses of investors from Dubai similar to Emaar Malls, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

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May 24, 2017  | Filed under Dubai Investors

 Middle East Investors Directory 2017 Released - 501 investment firms and 693 contacts listed

DubaiBeat Directory 2017We just released the 2017 edition of DubaiBeat's "Middle East Investors Directory". Now a total of 501 Middle Eastern investment firms and 693 contacts from those firms are listed in our investors directory.

This update is released in line with our regular enhancements to the directory - now in it's eight year of publication. The last major updates have been released on Oct-2012, Aug-2013, Jan-2014, Jan-2015, Jan-2016, May-2016 and May-2017.

As before, since the volume of the directory has increased rapidly, now at 146 pages, we are also including the raw Excel files of all 501 firms and 693 contacts. (At the moment the raw Excel files are free when you order the directory. So order and download now!)





Investors List Sample Excel



Investors List Sample

May 16, 2017  | Filed under announcements

 Qatar investors of Alduwaliya acquired Birmingham One Eleven Edmund for $29 million

birm.jpgIt is not just London, New York or Paris where Qatari investors of Alduwaliya consider investing in, as they did back in 2015 and 2016. Now they are even investing in places like Birmingham with ticket sizes as low as $30 million.

Qatar investors of Alduwaliya Asset Management has acquired One Eleven Edmund Street in Birmingham in a $29 million deal. This is their first UK purchase outside London. According to research by DubaiBeat, in their past purchases in NYC, London and Paris their purchase price was above $100 million.

To see listing and email addresses of investors from Qatar similar to Alduwaliya Group, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Gulf Capital acquired majority stake in e-commerce platform Sporter

gulf capital sporterAbu Dhabi private equity firm Gulf Capital has acquired majority stake in sport-based products and supplements marketplace Sporter.com.

Sporter.com's offering comprises some global nutrition brands and it is benefiting from the general surge of online shopping in the Middle East. (The value of the deal is not disclosed, but it is part of $135 million that Gulf Capital is investing in technology and e-commerce platforms).

Gulf Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR26.

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 Middle East investors acquired Amazon’s largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million

amzn-uk-dubai-investorsDubai investment bank Rasmala and Kuwaiti investment firm KAMCO acquired Amazon’s largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million.

The acquired property is leased to Amazon UK Services with an unexpired term of 15 years. The investment will target an annual cash dividend yield of 6.5% per annum, with an expected internal rate of return of 7% upon exit.

Kamco and Rasmala are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR35 and OR48 respectively.

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 Dubai private equity firm invested $50 million in South American home designer

abraaj-shouth-america-chile.jpgDubai private equity firm Abraaj Group acquired a 51% stake in South American home designer Casaideas for $50 million.

Founded in Chile in 1993, Casaideas has since expanded its operations to 33 stores in Chile, 16 stores in Peru and seven additional franchise units in Bolivia. (Abraaj has invested in more than 20 companies in the retail sector across growth markets since 2003, including Capa de Ozono a leading fashion footwear retailer in Mexico and Iasacorp, a leading women accessories retail chain in Peru)

Abraaj Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01.

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 Dubai deVere Group acquires private bank in the Caribbean

dubai devereDeVere group, a Dubai-based investment advisory firm, has acquired St Lucia-based private bank, Arton.

"We were able to acquire the St Lucia banking licence of Arton Bank and this, in turn, now enables us to offer a range of international private banking services directly to our global client base who seek an efficient, internationally focused service," Nigel Green, the chief executive of deVere has told the UAE paper The National.

To see a list of investors from Dubai similar to deVere group, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Dubai investment firm acquired California shopping center Poinsettia Plaza

almal californiaAl Mal Capital, a Dubai-based investment firm, has acquired Poinsettia Plaza, a 153,000 square feet shopping center located in Ventura, California.

This is the second investment for Al Mal Capital in the US. The first was in a residential complex in Louisiana comprising 290 apartments, which the company exited in 2015 for an IRR of 16%.

Al Mal Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BFD21.

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