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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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 Bahrain investor's summer acquisitions in Spain and US: $550 million

bahrain-two2012.jpgInvestcorp, the Bahrain-based investment firm, has acquired two firms from Spain and US during the summer for a total of $550 million.

The first acquisition was Rogers Minnesota-based Archway, a provider of marketing logistics and fulfilment services in North America, for approximately $300 million. (The company operates over four million square feet of warehouse facilities across 14 major metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada.) The second acquisition was Spain's Esmalglass, a supplier of intermediate products for the ceramics industry for $250 million.

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

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 Bahrain investment firm buys Austrian online firm for $178 million

investcorp-oninepayment.jpgBahrain investment firm, Investcorp, announced that its portfolio online payment company, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), has agreed to acquire 100% of paysafecard.com, an Austrian provider of prepaid vouchers for around $178 million.

Paysafecard is the fifth investment undertaken by Investcorp and its portfolio companies in Europe over the past six months.

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

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More from Bahrain Investors ...


  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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