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 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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 Bahrain private equity firm acquired Colorado real estate for $85 million

arcapitaArcapita, a Bahrain-based private equity firm, has acquired a privately-held portfolio of senior living communities in Colorado, United States, for $85 million.

Arcapita's management team has previously acquired, managed and exited from a series of senior living investments with total transaction values in excess of $1.5 billion in the United States and United Kingdom. (Arcapita is a global Shari'ah compliant alternative investment manager, with offices in Bahrain, Atlanta, London and Singapore. Arcapita's principal lines of business are private equity and real estate, and its management has a 19-year track record of over 70 investments with total transaction value in excess of $30 billion).

Arcapita is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR07.

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 Dubai venture capital firm Wamda Capital invests $1 million in The Luxury Closet

wamda-lux.jpgWamda Capital, A Dubai based venture capital firm with Fadi Ghandour as its Chairman & CEO, has invested $1 million in The Luxury Closet, an online marketplace for pre-owned personal luxury goods.

The Luxury Closet has acquired over 150,000 members and has over half a million monthly visitors from some 50 countries. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2015 they had received $2.2 million financing from other Middle East investors, including Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), twofour54 and MENA Venture Investments (MVI).

(Wamda Capital is a venture capital firm investing in high growth technology businesses both at the growth and seed stages. Their investment team comprise of Khaled Talhouni, Lana Alamat, Walid Faza, Sarah Abu Risheh, Fares Ghandour and Faris Atiyeh.)

Mena Venture Investments is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINX1.

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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired 16 property retail portfolio in Germany

qinvest realestateQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has joined Prudential Financial, to acquire a portfolio of 16 retail properties located in Germany.

The acquisition includes 16 multi-tenant retail assets anchored by major grocery and home improvement retail outlets, comprising more than 140,000 square meters across 57 units in western Germany. Established in 2007 QInvest’s has paid up capital of $750 million with shareholders including Qatar Islamic Bank, institutional investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals.

QInvest is listed in the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Middle East with the code LIP08.

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