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 UAE Investor to finance $120 million hotel project in Antigua

eig SharjahUAE Investor Sheikh Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi has signed an agreement to invest $120 million in a tourism project at Antigua.

The property will be located on a 36-acre beachfront site, the government said, five acres of which will be developed into a national park facility.

Sheikh Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi is chairman of the Emirates Investment Group (EIG), a Sharjah-based private sector investment group. EIG has a number of real estate projects in its portfolio including the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Singapore, Emirates Financial Towers in Dubai International Financial Center and Enshaa, a UAE-based real estate firm with investments in Pakistan, Australia and the UAE.

Emirates Investment Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN32.

More details follows from the Caribbean Journal

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 Middle East Investors acquired Australian Patinack Farm for $100 million

cibolaA consortium of investors from the Middle East, led by Cibola Capital, has acquired Australian Patinack Farm for $100 million.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the current owner Nathan Tinkler has invested more than $500 million in the operation of this racing and breeding operation since its inception in 2007. (Patinack Farm comprises of three properties including a 3,300 acre breeding facility, a 1,000 acre training facility and 950 acres of undeveloped horse country and a bloodstock of close to 600 horses)

To see listing and contact emails of investors and family offices from the Middle East, check our 2014 edition of Middle East Investors Directory

More details follows from The Sydney Morning Herald and their release

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 Fajr Capital and consortium acquired NPS for more than $500 million

fajr-nps2.jpgA consortium of investors led by Dubai-based investment firm Fajr Capital has acquired the oilfield services company National Petroleum Services (NPS).

The transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014, is valued "in excess of $500 million", Reuters is reporting. Fajr Capital is based in Dubai and have among its shareholders Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Government of Brunei, Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional and Saudi Alsubeaei Family Office.

Fajr Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINMA16.

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 Berlusconi family seeking Middle East investor for AC Milan

ac milanAC Milan co-chief executive Barbara Berlusconi, daughter of Silvio Berlusconi, said she would travel to the Middle East to seek investors for the club.

The family of former Italian premier is considering selling a stake of up to 30 percent in AC Milan. Some other Italy clubs are already controlled by foreign investors: Indonesian business tycoon Erick Thohir and partners bought a majority stake in Inter Milan last November. Fellow Italian club AS Roma is controlled by an American investment group.

To see listing and contact emails of investors and family offices from the Middle East, check our 2014 edition of Middle East Investors Directory

More details follows from Reuters:

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 Middle East investors of Arlington invested $450 million in UK student accommodation

arlington.jpgA group of family offices from the Middle East, led by Arlington Investors, completed a $450 million acquisition of a portfolio of eight student accommodation sites in the UK.

This acquisition is the first transaction of Arlington Investors, an investment company established in London in 2013, representing a group of family offices from the Middle East. (The investment comprises eight student accommodation sites in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Newport and Nottingham and is a 50/50 equity partnership with Campus Living Villages). The investors are advised by Arlington Advisors founded by George Shweiry.

To see listing and contact emails of investors and family offices from the Middle East, check our recently updated Middle East Investors Directory

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  Dubai's Al-Futtaim Plans $1 Billion Investments in Global Assets (June 2013)

  Middle East family offices setting up and investing in Singapore (June 2012)

  Saudi family office acquired $300 million stake in Twitter (December 2011)

  Ismaik's family office Marya acquired stake in German football club for $25 million (May 2011)

  Saudi investors eye investment in German oil refinery (May 2011)

  Indian Private Equity firm seeks to raise $2 billion from Gulf investors (March 2011)

  Credit Suisse raises $6.2 billion from Qatar and Saudi investors (March 2011)

  Shares of UK's Parkmead Group fluctuates as Middle Eastern investor reduced stake (February 2011)

  Saudi investor acquired stake in GM for $500 million (November 2010)

  MerchantBridge invests $20 million in Monaco Luxury Hotels & Resorts (August 2010)

  Middle Eastern investor acquired stake in Singaporean firm for $77 million (May 2010)

  GCC's wealthy individuals most actively involved in their portfolio - Report (May 2010)

  Societe Generale Private Banking expands Middle East team (April 2010)

  London and Moscow hedge funds launching PE funds targetting Middle East investors (April 2010)

  Middle Eastern investors diversify beyond the region (March 2010)

  News Corporation acquired 9.09% stake in Rotana Media for $70 million (March 2010)

  Gulf investors to boost hedge fund assets - Bloomberg (February 2010)

  Dubai's Habtoor Group to buy Hotels in Europe (January 2010)

  Saudi family office Novaar invests in Russian state entity (December 2009)

  Latin American Funds Look To Middle East For New Investors (November 2009)





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