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 GFH Capital acquires American curriculum private school for $34 million

gfhcapital.jpgGFH Capital, the Dubai-based owner of Leeds United football club, has acquired an American curriculum private school in Dubai for $34 million.

GFH Capital is a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House and was formerly known as Injazat Capital, one of the Middle East’s foremost private equity investors. (The school is not named, but currently serves a base of nearly 1,300 students and has registered in 20 per cent growth in student numbers over the past four years)

GFH Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ62.

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 Bahrain investment firm acquired US firm Totes Isotoner

bahrain-totes.jpgInvestcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative investment firm, has acquired US accessories firm Totes Isotoner in partnership with US private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co.

Totes Isotoner, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the world's largest marketers of umbrellas, gloves, slippers and other weather-related accessories. It has over 1,200 employees and, in addition to Cincinnati, has offices in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Manila.

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

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 Saudi and Bahrain investors acquired Byrne for $160 million

vcbank-hanco.jpgVenture Capital Bank Bahrain and Saudi leasing company Hanco has acquired Byrne, a leasing, car rental, and fleet management company for around $160 million.

Established 20 years ago, Byrne is the largest general rental company in the Middle East with 450 employees and 13 offices and rental depots all over the GCC. The sellers in the deal are Havenvest Private Equity Middle East and HSBC Bank Middle East. The transaction was partly financed by UAE's First Gulf Bank.

Venture Capital Bank Bahrain is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BFD126

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 Bahrain's Investcorp acquires UK crisp maker for $152 million

investcorp-uk-2013.jpgInvestcorp, a Bahrain-based investment firm, acquired Tyrrells, a UK manufacturer of premium crisps and snacks, for $140 million.

Founded in 2002, Tyrrells is recognized for its hand cooked potato and vegetable crisps as well as a range of premium snacks. The company employs 270 people and generates in excess of £100 million in retail sales value.

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

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 Bahrain's Investcorp acquires Scandinavia's luxury retailer for $140 million

investcorp-georgjensen.PNGInvestcorp, a Bahrain-based investment firm, acquired Scandinavia's luxury retailer Georg Jensen for $140 million.

With a history that spans over 100 years, Georg Jensen is a global luxury brand that designs, manufactures and distributes jewellery, watches, fine silverware and homeware.

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

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More from Bahrain Investors ...


  Bahrain investor's summer acquisitions in Spain and US: $550 million (September 2012)

  Bahrain investment firm buys Austrian online firm for $178 million (July 2012)

  Bahrain Investors acquired stake in Turkish food producer for $100 million (February 2012)

  Bahrain investment firm acquires three real estate assets in the US (December 2011)

  Bahrain Middle East Bank and partners to launch a $50 million China fund (November 2011)

  Bahrain investment firm acquires US kitchenware retailer Sur La Table (September 2011)

  Gulf Finance House subsidiary acquired Turkish bank for $75 million (August 2011)

  Bahrain investment firm acquired Los Angeles hotel for $40 million (June 2011)

  Another startup incubator for the Middle East - now in Bahrain (June 2011)

  Bahrain investors of Arcapita acquired stake in US women's retail chain (May 2011)

  Bahrain investor acquired British online booking firm for $49 million (May 2011)

  Bahrain investment firm in bidding war to acquire Jimmy Choo (May 2011)

  Investcorp makes three real estate acquisitions in the US worth $120 million (April 2011)

  Gulf investors investing heavily in Philippines agriculture sector (March 2011)

  Bahrain investors and a consortium invested $68 million in US software firm (January 2011)

  Bahrain investment firm acquired a London school for $28 million (December 2010)

  Bahrain private equity firm acquired stake in a food & catering company (November 2010)

  Baharin investor to invest $50 million in Turkey's Tiryaki Agro (September 2010)

  Bahrain-based Investcorp acquired US Legal Services Firm (July 2010)

  Tharawat to launch $50-$60 million Saudi private equity real estate fund (June 2010)

  Bahrain venture capital firm invested in a furniture manufacturing firm (June 2010)

  Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund eyes global assets (May 2010)

  Bahrain-based investment firm acquired retail property in Texas (May 2010)

  Arcapita to build fund management business to complement private equity (April 2010)

  Bahrain investors bought $20 million stake in IT consultancy firm (April 2010)

  Two Gulf-based investment firms announcing profit for 2009 (March 2010)

  Al Rajhi Capital and Arcapita launched $500 million Gulf real estate fund (February 2010)

  Gulf investors to boost hedge fund assets - Bloomberg (February 2010)

  Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank sold its US sports gear maker (January 2010)

  Bahrain Investors invested $35 million in Texas CSIdentity (January 2010)

  Investcorp announcing $511m loss but maintaining $1.5bn of liquidity (February 2009)

  Unicorn Buys the Oldest Foreign Exchange House in the GCC (November 2008)





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