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 Bahrain investors acquired Nordic firm ABAX for $210 million

bahrain investors norwayBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired ABAX, a vehicle tracking systems technology firm based in Norway, for $210 million.

Founded in 2003, ABAX is headquartered in Norway with 350 employees. It develops telematics solutions for commercial and private vehicles and sells products for fleet management and GPS tracking. Their other offices are in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Poland, China and the UK. (This is Investcorp third investment in the technology sector in the last 6 months. It had invested in the fleet telematics sector before by investing in SageQuest and Fleetmatics, which eventually merged and listed on NYSE).

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

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 Bahrain investors acquired stake in Spanish firm Agromillora

mideast-investor-spain.jpgBahrain investment firm Investcorp has acquired stake in Agromillora Group, a Spanish agriculture firm.

Founded in 1986 in Barcelona, Agromillora has 11 production facilities in nine countries, and employs over 1,200 employees worldwide. In 2016 the company plans to produce and sell more than 65 million plants worldwide. (The companies have not disclosed the deal details, but DubaiBeat sources are suggesting that Investcorp acquisition values Agromillora at around $275 million).

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

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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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 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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 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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