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 Abu Dhabi firm Waha Capital invested $76 million in New York listed firm AerCap Holdings

aercap uaeWaha Capital, an Abu Dhabi based investment firm, has invested $76 million in New York-listed AerCap Holdings.

Waha Capital has acquired 2.04 million shares as part of an open market share purchase program in January. It has been a shareholder in AerCap Holdings since 2010 and has around 15 percent stake. AerCap is a global leader in aircraft leasing and finance with approximately $44 billion of assets. (As DubaiBeat.com reported back in 2009, Waha had plans for around $1 billion of acquisitions and now has stakes in firms like Stanford Marine Group, Dunia Finance and Anglo Arabian Healthcare).

Waha Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR56.

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 Saudi venture capital firm RVC led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm

rvc swSaudi Venture Capital firm Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) has led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm Sol Voltaics.

Founded in 2008, Sol Voltaics is a Swedish nanotechnology company focused on improving the efficiency of energy capture, generation and storage using nanomaterials. Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is the investment arm of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It has invested in several firms including GLM Company, Calltech Co, SOLEXEL, Advanced Dental Technologies, Aser Technologies and Knowledge Developers.

Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ54.

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May 17, 2016  | Filed under Saudi Investors

 Saudi venture capital firm SAEV invested $10 and $25 million in two US firms

aramco us investmentSaudi Venture Capital firm Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) has invested $10 million and $26 million in two US firms; Maana and NanoMech.

Maana, based in California, is an analytics platform that turns big data insights into line-of-business applications and has received $26 million in Series B funding led by SAEV. NanoMech, based in Arkansas, uses nanotechnology to develop advanced products for industrial and mechanical applications and has raised $10 million from SAEV. (SAEV is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2012 on its launch, its investments range from $1 million to $30 million per company).

SAEV is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINOC23.

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May 10, 2016  | Filed under Saudi Investors

 Dubai investor Alabbar invested $112 million in Italian online business YOOX Net-a-Porter

yooxalabbar.jpgDubai investment firm Alabbar Enterprises has invested $112 million in Italian online firm YOOX Net-a-Porter.

YOOX Net-a-Porter has a team of over 3,500 people, spanning 11 offices and nine distribution centers across the world. It reaches more than 2 million customers and 24 million unique visitors through its combination of six e-commerce sites, 39 online stores and 5 publications. Alabbar Enterprises is a company that operates and invests in businesses in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa across a variety of sectors, including luxury, fashion, retail and e-commerce.

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

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 Dubai investment firm led investment of $150 million in Indian online business BigBasket

dubai bigbasketDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group led a $150 million investment in Indian online firm Bigbasket.

Founded in 2011, BigBasket is headquartered in Bangalore and serves customers across India. The company sells over 19,000 products across 1,000 brands, including fruits, vegetables, meat, beverages and personal care products. (This is Abraaj third investment into the global e-commerce market, following its acquisition of stakes in Turkish online retailer Hepsiburada - as DubaiBeat reported earlier - and Dubai-based mobile application taxi service Careem).

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

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 Middle East Investors Directory 2016 Released - 471 investment firms and 677 contacts listed

DubaiBeat Directory 2016We have just released the 2016 edition of DubaiBeat's "Middle East Investors Directory". Now a total of 471 Middle Eastern investment firms and 677 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 seventh year of publication. The last major updates have been released on Jan-2011, Nov-2011, Oct-2012, Aug-2013, Jan-2014 and Jan-2015.

As before, since the volume of the directory has increased rapidly, now at 143 pages, we are also including the raw Excel files of all 471 firms and 677 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

March 15, 2016  | Filed under announcements

 Middle East investors of Rasmala and GII acquired Airbus office complex in UK for $42 million

rasmala-ukRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, and Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an investment firm based in UAE, has acquired an Airbus office complex in the UK for $42 million.

The property is located in Celtic Springs Business Park in Newport, Cardiff, and are entirely let to Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group. Rasmala and GII have plans to acquire real estate assets in the UK, Europe and United States in 2016.

Rasmala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR48.

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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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