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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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 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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 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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 Dubai venture capital firm Turn8 launched $60 million VC fund

turn8-dubai.jpgDubai venture capital firm Turn8 announced launch of its $60 million venture capital fund.

Since its inception in 2013, Turn8 Dubai has launched and invested in over 60 companies from all over the world. It started as a collaborative corporate innovation initiative with DP World, a multinational port operator.

Turn8 is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SAU49.

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 Middle East investors of Rasmala acquired Abbvie House in UK for $35 million

rasmalaRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, has announced acquisition of Abbvie House, an office building located in Kent UK, for $35 million.

Rasmala has plans to invest approximately $1.5 billion in a broad mix of commercial real estate transactions in the UK, continental Europe and the US over the course of the next three years.

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

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