Capitalizing On Our Unique
Expertise in the MENA Region

INVESTMENT STRATEGY


 
We remain opportunistic across all sectors within the region. Our investment experiences have led us to develop a strong affinity towards the consumer, education and healthcare space. We form long-term partnerships with investee companies to identify and execute strategic initiatives that will lead to significant value creation

 

Private Equity

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Mezzanine Debt

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Real Estate

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Private Equity



Since our inception, we have successfully invested equity capital across a wide range of opportunities. Our investment strategy encompasses the following key parameters:

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Sector Focus


We invest in a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on:
  • Consumer discretionary
  • Consumer staples
  • Education
  • Healthcare

Corporate Characteristics


  • Businesses headquartered in the GCC, Turkey, the Levant and North Africa
  • Current year EBITDA of at least USD 5 million and up to USD 25 million; no minimum for add-on acquisitions
  • Transition planning for private or family businesses
  • Organic, acquisition, or market-driven growth potential that requires additional capital
  • History of consistent earnings and potential to grow revenue, earnings and free cash flow over time
  • Differentiated and diversified products or services

Investment Profile


  • Invest USD 20 and up to USD 60 million of equity for control or significant minority position; Additionally, with our limited partners and other co-investors, we can deploy more capital in a single investment
  • We invest to support the following types of transactions:
    • Purchases of family-owned businesses
    • Growth capital for organic growth initiatives such as new product extensions and capital investment projects
    • Growth capital for industry consolidations and buy-and-build situations
    • Buyout of shareholders
  • All our investments are through funds established in offshore jurisdictions
     
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    Since our inception, we have successfully closed 23 deals across a wide range of industries

    Mezzanine Debt



    Since 2009, when we launched the first mezzanine fund for the MENA region, we have provided mezzanine debt capital across a wide range of opportunities. Our investment strategy encompasses the following key parameters:

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    Sector Focus


    We invest in a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on:
    • Consumer discretionary
    • Consumer staples
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Industrials
    • Energy

    Corporate Characteristics


    • Businesses headquartered in the GCC, Turkey, the Levant and North Africa
    • Current year EBITDA of at least USD 3 million and up to USD 25 million
    • History of consistent earnings and potential to grow revenue, earnings and free cash flow over time
    • Differentiated and diversified products or services

    Investment Profile


    • Deploy USD 10 and up to USD 30 million in either conventional or shariah-compliant financing structures in the form of senior, subordinated, or convertible debt as well as convertible preferred equity for a variety of uses including:
      • Growth capital for organic growth initiatives such as new product extensions and capital investment projects
      • Growth capital for industry consolidations and buy-and-build situations
      • Refinancings and recapitalizations
      • Strategic or sponsor-led acquisitions and/or add-ons of new businesses
      • Management buyouts
    • All our investments are through funds established in offshore jurisdictions
       
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      Since our inception, we have successfully closed 23 deals across a wide range of industries

      Real Estate



      The sustainable regional economic growth coupled with corporates’ and family-owned businesses limited access to capital present an attractive opportunity to aggregate a portfolio of existing income-producing real estate assets sourced primarily from owner-occupiers. Corporates are increasingly turning to sale and leaseback transactions as a means to unlock the capital invested in their real estate assets and channel that capital towards additional organic or inorganic-growth activities.

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      Sector Focus


      We focus on investing in specialist sectors that are driven by the region’s demographics and macroeconomic fundamentals, including:
      • Warehousing and Industrial
      • Education
      • Healthcare
      • Community Retail

      Corporate Characteristics


      We place a greater emphasis on yield relative to capital appreciation than other real estate investment strategies and target the following characteristics:
      • Existing assets (no development risk)
      • High or full occupancy (low leasing risk)
      • Long leases to high credit-quality corporates (low re-leasing risk)

      Investment Profile


      • Deploy USD 10 to 75 million in yielding real estate assets:
        • Geography: GCC
        • Lease term: Long term (5+ years)
        • Land Title: Freehold or long-leasehold
      • All of our real estate investments are Shari’a-compliant
         
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        Since our inception, we have successfully closed 23 deals across a wide range of industries