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 Bahrain investors acquired European cyber security firm Coresec

coresecBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired Coresec Systems, a European cyber security and networking solutions firm.

Established in 2003 with more than 220 employees and an estimated turnover of €60 million in 2015, Coresec Systems delivers cyber security and networking solutions. It has offices in Malmö, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Aarhus. (Coresec marks Investcorp’s second acquisition in Scandinavia in less than a year. It has also recently invested in Corneliani, a luxury menswear brand in Italy)

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

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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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 Two Bahrain investment firms acquired a network of US schools for $405 million

mumtalakat investcorpTwo Bahrain investment firms, Mumtalakat and Investcorp, have acquired a network of 176 schools in the US for $405 million.

The seller is Leeds Equity Partners which had acquired the firm back in 2011 for $149 million. Founded in 1984, Nobel Learning operates a network of 176 schools across 18 states with 5,000 teachers and staff and 25,000 students. (The company also has an accredited online private school that offers college preparatory programs to students from over 55 countries worldwide.)

Bahrain's Mumtalakat and Investcorp are listed in the Middle East Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory with the code SIN22 and BD43 respectively.

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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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 Bahrain private equity firm raised $100 million for investment across the world

arcapitaArcapita, the Bahrain-based private equity firm, has announced that it has successfully raised its targeted $100 million in equity capital from shareholders in the GCC region.

The firm will pursue new investment opportunities within the GCC region and other international markets including the US, Asia and Europe. Arcapita has recorded net income of approximately $10 million during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. The firm operates from its offices in Bahrain, Atlanta, London and Singapore and has completed over 70 transactions with a total value of over $30 billion.

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

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  Two Bahrain investment firms acquired Florida software firm PRO Unlimited (October 2014)

  Bahrain investors of Investcorp acquired US properties for $250 million (September 2014)

  Bahrain investors of GFH acquired properties in the US worth $75 million (September 2014)

  GFH Capital acquires American curriculum private school for $34 million (May 2014)

  Bahrain investment firm acquired US firm Totes Isotoner (April 2014)

  Saudi and Bahrain investors acquired Byrne for $160 million (March 2014)

  Bahrain's Investcorp acquires UK crisp maker for $152 million (August 2013)

  Bahrain's Investcorp acquires Scandinavia's luxury retailer for $140 million (November 2012)

  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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