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 Dubai Arzan Wealth investors acquired Lenovo Enterprise building in US for $127 million

arzan wealthA consortium of investors in Arzan Wealth has acquired the global headquarters building of Lenovo’s Enterprise at Raleigh North Carolina for $127 million.

Arzan Wealth is an investment advisory firm registered at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) and is a subsidiary of Kuwait's Arzan Financial Group. (The 67 acre campus is located at the Research Triangle Park and was originally developed in 1995 for Ericsson. It is currently leased to Lenovo under a 13 year lease agreement).

Arzan Wealth is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code FE156.

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 Dubai investment firm acquired 25% of Turkish ecommerce site for $100 million

abraaj retailonlineDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group has acquired 25 percent of Turkish online firm Hepsiburada.com for $100 million.

Established in 1998, Hepsiburada offers 500,000 products in more than 30 different categories. It is the most visited online retail site in the country, with over 1.5 million unique customers a year and more than 14 million unique monthly visitors.

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

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 UAE firm NMC acquired Spanish fertility clinic for $161 million

nmc-spain.jpgUAE firm NMC Health has announced it has acquired 86% of Spanish fertility clinic Eugin for $161 million.

Founded in 1999 and based in Barcelona with 230 employees, Eugin is amongst the largest European providers of fertility treatments. In 2014, the clinic treated more than 5,000 patients. Over 95% of Eugin's patients are referred from outside Spain with France (55%), Italy (17%), Switzerland (4%), MENA (3%) and the UK (2%) representing the main countries.

(For the twelve months ended 31 December 2014, Eugin reported revenues of €34.3m, EBITDA of €14.0m and EBITDA margins of 41.0%. As of 31 December 2014, Eugin had gross assets of €59.0m)

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 Dubai private equity firm Investra acquired Riverside Business Park UK for $19 million

investraA group of family offices from the Middle East who are investors in private equity firm Investra Investments have acquired Riverside Business Park in Stoke UK for $19 million.

With offices in Dubai and London, Investra is a private equity investor with over $1.58 billion in cumulative transactions, investing in the UK and US. Last year was the first year of trading for Investra Capital in Dubai and so far it has advised in excess of $110 million.

Investra Investments is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SFE12.

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 Bahrain investors acquired Spanish ceramic firm Fritta

investcorp-spain.jpgBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired the Spanish firm Fritta a producer of intermediates for the ceramic industry.

Established in 1973, Fritta produces ceramic frits and glazes, ceramic colors and inkjet inks. It has two frits manufacturing plants in Spain and Vietnam and two glaze mixing units in Italy and Mexico. (In 2014, Fritta is forecast to generate sales and EBITDA of around €100 million and €16 million).

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

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 Dubai Centaur Holdings invested in South African mining firm

centaurDubai.jpgDubai investment firm Centaur Holdings has announced investing in South African IPC Mining to expand its Nungu coal mine in South Africa.

The Nungo mine is 5 km west of Middelburg Town in South Africa. Its coal reserves are located beneath the surface. Centaur Holdings has offices in Dubai, London and Bermuda and is a global investment holding company with interests and investments ranging from asset management, wealth management, private equity, venture capital, mining and agricultural investments.

Centaur Holdings is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code FE159.

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 DubaiBeat.com an official partner of Citizenship by Investment Conference 2015 in Dubai

dubaibeat conference citizenship 2015 It is a pleasure for us to announce that DubaiBeat.com is an official partner of the Citizenship by Investment & International Residence Middle East 2015 as its "Regional Private Equity Portal".

The summit, which is being held in Dubai 17-18 March 2015, provides an up-to-date overview of the most attractive citizenship by investment and international residence planning options . Find more details about the event on its website.

(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 investors from the region.)


 Dubai investors of Abraaj acquired stake in Turkish mattress maker

abraaj brnDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group has acquired stake in Turkish mattress maker BRN Sleep Products

Established in 2006, BRN Sleep Products exports to over 50 countries. In its domestic market it has 11 company-owned retail stores in Turkey. Dubai's Abraaj Group currently manages $7.5 billion, investing in the growth markets of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, Turkey and Central Asia.

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

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