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 Dubai investor Alabbar invested $112 million in Italian online business YOOX Net-a-Porter

yooxalabbar.jpgDubai investment firm Alabbar Enterprises has invested $112 million in Italian online firm YOOX Net-a-Porter.

YOOX Net-a-Porter has a team of over 3,500 people, spanning 11 offices and nine distribution centers across the world. It reaches more than 2 million customers and 24 million unique visitors through its combination of six e-commerce sites, 39 online stores and 5 publications. Alabbar Enterprises is a company that operates and invests in businesses in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa across a variety of sectors, including luxury, fashion, retail and e-commerce.

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 Dubai investment firm led investment of $150 million in Indian online business BigBasket

dubai bigbasketDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group led a $150 million investment in Indian online firm Bigbasket.

Founded in 2011, BigBasket is headquartered in Bangalore and serves customers across India. The company sells over 19,000 products across 1,000 brands, including fruits, vegetables, meat, beverages and personal care products. (This is Abraaj third investment into the global e-commerce market, following its acquisition of stakes in Turkish online retailer Hepsiburada - as DubaiBeat reported earlier - and Dubai-based mobile application taxi service Careem).

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

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 Middle East investors of Rasmala and GII acquired Airbus office complex in UK for $42 million

rasmala-ukRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, and Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an investment firm based in UAE, has acquired an Airbus office complex in the UK for $42 million.

The property is located in Celtic Springs Business Park in Newport, Cardiff, and are entirely let to Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group. Rasmala and GII have plans to acquire real estate assets in the UK, Europe and United States in 2016.

Rasmala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR48.

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 Dubai's Al Habtoor acquired UK hotel Hilton Wembley

habtoor-dubai.jpgDubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group has acquired UK Hilton Hotel Wembley.

The purchase brings the total number of hotels in Al Habtoor Investment's international property portfolio to six. In December 2015 Al Habtoor said he had allocated around $600 million for overseas investments in 2016. (As DubaiBeat.com reported earlier, the groups was looking to buy hotels across Europe).

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 Dubai venture capital firm Wamda Capital invests $1 million in The Luxury Closet

wamda-lux.jpgWamda Capital, A Dubai based venture capital firm with Fadi Ghandour as its Chairman & CEO, has invested $1 million in The Luxury Closet, an online marketplace for pre-owned personal luxury goods.

The Luxury Closet has acquired over 150,000 members and has over half a million monthly visitors from some 50 countries. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2015 they had received $2.2 million financing from other Middle East investors, including Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), twofour54 and MENA Venture Investments (MVI).

(Wamda Capital is a venture capital firm investing in high growth technology businesses both at the growth and seed stages. Their investment team comprise of Khaled Talhouni, Lana Alamat, Walid Faza, Sarah Abu Risheh, Fares Ghandour and Faris Atiyeh.)

Mena Venture Investments is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINX1.

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  Dubai Venture Capital firm Arzan VC announced its third investment of this year (April 2015)

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  Dubai investment firm acquired 25% of Turkish ecommerce site for $100 million (March 2015)

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  BECO Capital and Dubai angel investors invested $1 million in TravelerVIP.com (February 2013)

  Dubai Investment firm Genero announced profit and three investments (June 2012)

  Dubai-based Royal Investment Bank launched alternative investment service (April 2012)

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  Dubai's Al Habtoor to acquire hotel in Budapest for $80 million (February 2012)

  Abraaj Capital to buy part of US TransAtlantic Petroleum for $164 million (February 2012)

  Abraaj Capital acquired UK fund Aureos Capital (February 2012)

  Dubai's Souq.com invested $2.5 million in Run2sport.com (February 2012)

  Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor eyes Paris, London hotel buys (January 2012)

  Dubai film investors in $200 million deal with US firm Eternal Mind (January 2012)

  Dubai listed firm Aramex acquired South African firm for $55 million (December 2011)

  Dubai's Medrar Financial acquired majority stake in Diamond Aircraft (November 2011)

  HBT Ventures - a new tech investment firm in the Middle East (October 2011)

  Niagara Falls mayor heading to Dubai looking for investors (September 2011)

  Abraaj Capital acquires $161 million Amundi's private equity platform (August 2011)

  Gulf Finance House subsidiary acquired Turkish bank for $75 million (August 2011)

  Real Estate still popular among UAE investors - Barclays report (July 2011)

  New York Times Deal Book feature on Dubai's health care fund (June 2011)

  Sheikh Butti Bin Suhail Al Maktoum's Royal Emirates acquired Getafe for $130 million (May 2011)

  Middle East investors acquired troubled US software firm SCO Group (April 2011)

  London headquartered asset manager I2BF opened office in Dubai (March 2011)

  Dubai firm acquired Italian fashion house Gianfranco Ferré (March 2011)

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  Dubai's fund of funds posted 41% return (March 2010)

  Dubai Investments to take its Private Equity arm public (March 2010)

  Shuaa Capital acquired land in Jeddah (March 2010)

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  Dubai-based investment firm launched its $54 million fund (March 2010)

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  TVM Capital launched $40 million healthcare venture fund in Dubai (February 2010)

  Dubai investment firm acquired stake in California tech company (February 2010)

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  Dubai's Istithmar to sell ISS - asking for $700 million (February 2010)

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  A Chinese investment bank setting up a $250 million fund for Dubai (January 2010)





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