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 DubaiBeat.com an official partner of Super Return MidEast 2016 for the 9th year

SuperReturn DubaiBeatIt is a pleasure for us to announce that, for the ninth year in a row, DubaiBeat.com is an official partner of the Super Return Middle East. The summit, which is being held in Dubai 17-19 October 2015, is the top private equity event in the Middle East.

This event is a good opportunity to hear from 120+ global and regional expert speakers, divulge in networking opportunities and hear about the biggest topics in private equity. Whether there to fundraise in the region or deploy capital, SuperReturn Middle East offers delegates the opportunity to meet key regional and global contacts, including LPs currently investing in private equity. Find more details about the event on its website. (You can get a 10% discount when you quote the VIP code FKR2392DB).

Among other sponsors and partners you can find Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC and Gulf Capital.

(If for any reason you can not attend, feel free to download our Middle East Investors Directory, now in its eight year of publication, to get a sense of private equity investors from the region.)

 Saudi investment firms invested $7 million in travel website HolidayMe

holidayme.jpgSaudi investments firm F&C Overseas Investment and Al Sanie Group have invested $7 million in travel booking website HolidayMe.

Founded in 2014, HolidayMe customers can choose from 400 holiday packages to over 200 destinations. It has previously secured $4 million from Saudi investors of Al Sanie Group. Another investor in this round is Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, an early investor in Dropbox and Facebook.

To see a list of investment firms similar to Al Sanie Group check the latest edition of Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Dubai investment firm acquired stake in Mexican fashion footwear company

abraaj-mx.jpgDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group acquired stake in Mexican fashion footwear company Capa de Ozono.

Established in 1992, Capa de Ozono has 207 stores in more than 50 cities, 300 wholesale clients and an online retail presence. The Abraaj Group has so far mobilized $350 million of capital in the Latin America region and made 14 investments in sectors like food and beverage, logistics, travel and tourism, IT and financial services.

Abraaj Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01.

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 UAE and Saudi investors acquired $2.4 million stake in financial website compareit4me

stc-ventures.jpgSaudi venture capital firm STC Ventures and a consortium of UAE investors acquired a $2.4 million stake in financial website compareit4me.

The funds will be used to help fund its expansion plans including its recently launched insurance business in the UAE (which since its launch in March, have already sold close to $2 million in policies). Other investors include Dubai-based Wamda Capital and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

STC Ventures is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN1303.

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 Bahrain investment firm Mumtalakat acquired stake in UK firm Envirogen

bahrain-investors-uk-waterBahrain investment firms, Mumtalakat Holdings has acquired stake in UK water firm Envirogen.

The Envirogen Group is a solutions provider in water treatment, potable water, waste water and industrial filtration. Established in 1996 it has offices in UK, Italy and US. (Bloomberg had reported earlier that Mumtalakat plans over $400 million this year on international investments.)

Bahrain's Mumtalakat is listed in the Middle East Venture Capital and Private Equity Directory with the code SIN22.

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 Dubai firm dnata acquired Thai travel company Destination Asia

dnata-thailand.jpgDubai firm Dnata Holdings has acquired Thailand destination management company Destination Asia Group.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Thailand, Destination Asia has presence in 11 major countries in Asia including Vietnam, China, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. (Dnata's is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide, handling more than 3.5 million bookings, 7 million bed nights, and 7 million passengers).

To see a list of investment firms similar to Dnata Holdings check Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Bahrain investors acquired UK cybersecurity firm Nebulas

investcorp uk secBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired Nebulas Solutions, a UK cyber security firm.

Founded in 2001 in London and employing 50 staff, Nebulas provides a broad range of IT security products and services including managed security services and cyber threat intelligence to predominantly mid to large enterprises in the United Kingdom. (Combined with the recent acquisition of Scandinavia’s Coresec Systems, Barain-invested SecureLink and Nebulas will operate across six countries in Europe, employing over 550 staff and generating more than €235 million in revenue.)

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

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 Dubai investment firm acquired stake in food franchiser Cravia

cravia fajrDubai-based investment firm Fajr Capital has acquired stake in food and beverage holding Cravia.

established in 2001, Cravia is the parent company that operates MENA food and beverage franchises of Zaatar w Zeit, Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, operating over 85 restaurants with more than 1,500 employees. Dubai-based Fajr Capital has over $700 million committed capital with shareholders including Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Government of Brunei Darussalam Consortium, and Khazanah Nasional.

Fajr Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINMA16.

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