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 Middle East investors acquired stake in online firm Bloovo.com for $3 million

bloovo investorsA consortium of Middle East investors have acquired stake in the online recruitment platform Bloovo.com for $3 million.

Established in 2016, Bloovo.com is an online recruitment website having around 1,800 employers as of May 2017. It is adopting data science and algorithms in the recruitment process as a means of eliminating the job mismatch problem. (Noble Partners led this investment round along with other investors including ProCapita HR Consultancy and Sulaiman Al Rubaie from Kuwait, Al Shafar, Al Serkal and Al Ghussain families from the UAE and Mohamad Moosa Abdulrahman Investment Office from Oman).

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 Dubai investors of GII acquired stake in Canadian firm Nymi for $15 million

gii canada Dubai private equity firm Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) and a consortium have acquired stake in Canadian firm Nymi for $15 million.

Based in Toronto Canada and founded in 2011, Nymi launched its wearable authenticator in 2014 which uses a wearer's cardiac rhythm as biometric identifier. GII is a UAE-based financial services company regulated by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. (GII and its team have a track record of managing $2.5 billion in assets and securing $5.5 billion in debt and in excess of $1.0 billion in equity and M&A financing).

Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SAS21.

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 Dubai firm acquired 51% of fashion website Namshi for $151 million

emaar germanyDubai firm Emaar Malls has acquired 51% stake in fashion site Namshi from Frankfurt listed company Rocket Internet for $151 million.

Launched in 2012, Namshi is owned by Germany's Rocket Internet and a consortium of global investors. Serving 750,000 customers across the GCC countries, Namshi had $150 million of net revenue in 2016. The buyer, Emaar Malls is the owner of Dubai Mall, is listed on Dubai bourse and is majority-owned by property developer Emaar Properties.

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 Middle East investors acquired Amazon’s largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million

amzn-uk-dubai-investorsDubai investment bank Rasmala and Kuwaiti investment firm KAMCO acquired Amazon’s largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million.

The acquired property is leased to Amazon UK Services with an unexpired term of 15 years. The investment will target an annual cash dividend yield of 6.5% per annum, with an expected internal rate of return of 7% upon exit.

Kamco and Rasmala are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR35 and OR48 respectively.

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 Dubai private equity firm invested $50 million in South American home designer

abraaj-shouth-america-chile.jpgDubai private equity firm Abraaj Group acquired a 51% stake in South American home designer Casaideas for $50 million.

Founded in Chile in 1993, Casaideas has since expanded its operations to 33 stores in Chile, 16 stores in Peru and seven additional franchise units in Bolivia. (Abraaj has invested in more than 20 companies in the retail sector across growth markets since 2003, including Capa de Ozono a leading fashion footwear retailer in Mexico and Iasacorp, a leading women accessories retail chain in Peru)

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

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 Dubai deVere Group acquires private bank in the Caribbean

dubai devereDeVere group, a Dubai-based investment advisory firm, has acquired St Lucia-based private bank, Arton.

"We were able to acquire the St Lucia banking licence of Arton Bank and this, in turn, now enables us to offer a range of international private banking services directly to our global client base who seek an efficient, internationally focused service," Nigel Green, the chief executive of deVere has told the UAE paper The National.

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 Dubai investment firm acquired California shopping center Poinsettia Plaza

almal californiaAl Mal Capital, a Dubai-based investment firm, has acquired Poinsettia Plaza, a 153,000 square feet shopping center located in Ventura, California.

This is the second investment for Al Mal Capital in the US. The first was in a residential complex in Louisiana comprising 290 apartments, which the company exited in 2015 for an IRR of 16%.

Al Mal Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BFD21.

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 Dubai investors of Delta Partners led investment of $20 million in Knowlarity

delta KnowlarityDelta Partners, a Dubai-based investment firm, has led investment of $20 million in Asia’s cloud telephony company Knowlarity.

Founded in 2009 and based in Singapore with more than 300 employees and 8 offices in India, South East Asia and Middle East, Knowlarity is a provider of cloud based communications solutions to businesses in the emerging markets. Among its customers are Google, Amazon, Uber, Practo, Ola and Zomato. (Delta Partners Capital, based in Dubai, is the investment arm of Delta Partners Group, an emerging markets-focused telecoms, media, and digital advisory and investment firm with over 200 employees operating from Barcelona, Bogota, Dubai, Johannesburg, Singapore and Palo Alto.)

Delta Partners is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code ORP8.

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  Dubai investment firm led investment of $150 million in Indian online business BigBasket (March 2016)

  Middle East investors of Rasmala and GII acquired Airbus office complex in UK for $42 million (March 2016)

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  Dubai EIIB Rasmala expands real estate investments and acquired property in UK for $18 million (October 2015)

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  Dubai venture capital firm MVI acquired stake in London startup Bidvine (April 2015)

  Dubai Arzan Wealth investors acquired Lenovo Enterprise building in US for $127 million (March 2015)

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

  Dubai private equity firm Investra acquired Riverside Business Park UK for $19 million (March 2015)

  Dubai Centaur Holdings invested in South African mining firm (February 2015)

  Dubai investors of Abraaj acquired stake in Turkish mattress maker (February 2015)

  Dubai investors of Delta Partners invested $10 million in CipherCloud (December 2014)

  Dubai private equity firm Abraaj acquired stake in Thailand's Wine Connection Group (November 2014)

  GFH Capital acquires American curriculum private school for $34 million (May 2014)

  Dubai firm acquires land in Texas for commercial and residential project (April 2014)

  Dubai Angel Investor Fadi Ghandour launched a new VC fund with IFC (January 2014)

  Middle East investors majority financiers of the $86 million Hollywood movie (August 2013)

  BECO Capital and Dubai Angel Investors Invested in PropertyFinder (July 2013)

  Dubai private equity firm listed its portfolio company on London exchange (June 2013)

  MENA Infrastructure Fund acquired 20% of Sohar Power Company (June 2013)

  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)

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