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 Kuwait investors acquired UK dining chain Little Chef for $23 million

al-homaizi-littlechef.jpgAl-Homaizi Group, a Kuwaiti conglomerate, has acquired UK roadside restaurant Little Chef for $23 million.

The transaction went through the UK arm of Kout Food Group, a member of the Al Homaizi Group. It already owns the Maison Blanc brand, as well as more than 40 Burger King and KFC outlets in the UK. Little Chef employs 1100 staff in 78 outlets.

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 Kuwait Investors acquired land in Morocco for $53 million

kuwait-taameer.jpgKuwait investors of Taameer Real Estate Investment have acquired a plot of land in Morocco for $53 million to develop a real estate project - Kuwait News Agency reports.

The project will involve the construction of a hotel, a mall, villas, and residential apartments, Fawaz Al Bader, the company's chief executive said, according to Zawya Dow Jones, adding that the plot of land, valued at KWD1.2 million, covers an area of 35,000 square meters in Tangier city.

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 Kuwaiti firm Dimah Capital acquired real estate in UK for $70 million

dimahcapital.jpgDimah Capital, a Kuwait based investment firm, has announced its first acquisition of a real estate in Britain for $70 million.

They acquired the students' village of Parham Road in Canterbury, consisting of 16 buildings of student housing. Dimah Capital, with Sameer Al Gharaballi as Vice Chairman and Managing Director, used to be called Beyoo Investment and is majority owned by Al Imtiaz Investment which is also a Kuwait based investment firm.

Al Imtiaz Investment is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BFD16.

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 After the New York acquisition, Kuwaiti investors acquired a $33 million building in UK

warba.jpgThe Kuwait-based Warba Bank has announced acquisition of the new headquarters of British Telecom located in the town of West Bromwich in the UK for $33 million.

This is in-line with their acquisition in New York a couple of weeks ago in which they announced the conclusion of a financing deal to purchase a property and develop it into a multi-family residential complex by Criterion Group based in New York. A total of 24 percent of the stocks of this bank is held by Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA).

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 Kuwait investors acquired stake in Turkish bank for $350 million

kipco-turkey.jpgBurgan Bank, the commercial banking arm of Kuwait's largest investment firm KIPCO, announced that it has acquired stake in Eurobank Tekfen Turkey from its Greek owners for $350 million.

The total consideration will be funded fully from Burgan's existing internal cash resources. The Bank has extensive geographic coverage within Turkey through its network of 60 branches.

KIPCO is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR35.

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