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 A consortium of Middle East investors acquired stake in Canadian food firm

Trussbridge CanadaDubai investment firm Trussbridge led a consortium of Middle East investors to acquire a majority stake in Canadian food firm La Maison Cannelle.

Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, La Maison Cannelle was founded in 2005 and is a provider of 80 different types of Gluten-Free products in Canada. The transaction amount is not disclosed. (Dubai-based Trussbridge is founded by Samer Katerji and Rody Yared, two former investment bankers from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, to advise and invest in deals across the world).

Trussbridge is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SJU219.

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 Dubai venture capital firm Wamda launched $75 million fund and invested in 3 firms

wamda-capital.jpgAlmost four months after raising $55.7 million from 26 limited partners, today Dubai-based Wamda Capital announced launch of its $75 million venture capital fund and investment in 3 firms.

Founded by Fadi Ghandour, angel investor and founder of Aramex, the venture capital fund will focus on growth stage financing across the world. (The other fund headed by Mr. Ghandour, Mena Venture Investments, had its focus on seed investments). Among the 26 limited partners, you can see institutions like International Finance Corporation, the Abraaj Group, Crescent Enterprises and Zain Group. Wamda Capital announced its first three investments in the following firms: News Group International, Jamalon and New York based Little Bits Electronics.

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

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 UAE family offices and consortium invested $11 million in online logistics firm

zamil-fetchr.jpgMiddle East family offices Al Kadi and Al Zamil, UAE investment firm Dhabi Holding and Dubai investment firm Delta Partners, as part of a consortium invested $11 million in the online logistics firm The Fetchr.

This series A funding is led by US venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. The Fetchr's app is tailored for package delivery in places and countries where there are unreliable physical addresses. Fetchr delivers 97 percent of packages same day or overnight, and a return process that picks up within 30 minutes.

Al Zamil Family Office is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BFD34.

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 Dubai venture capital firm MVI acquired stake in London startup Bidvine

mena-london.jpgDubai venture capital firm Mena Venture Investments, in a joint investment with two Dubai angel investors, has acquired stake at London's startup Bidvine.

Bidvine, a platform, currently operating in London linking service providers and customers, is launched by Dan Stuart in Canada and Sohrab Jahanbani in the UK. (They were also the founders of GoNabit, which was sold to US firm LivingSocial). Dubai angel investors who are co-investing are Habib Haddad from Wamda Capital and Amir Farha from BECO capital.

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

arzan-db.jpgArzan Venture Capital, a venture capital firm based in Dubai and Kuwait, announced its third investment of this year in Russian real estate portal Idinaidi.ru

The fund has also announced another investment alongside a group of angel investors in MENA Commerce, a Dubai based startup in the retail industry.

Arzan Venture Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code FE156.

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