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 Qatar Mayhoola investment acquired French fashion brand Balmain for $522 million

mayhoola-france.jpgMayhoola for Investments, an investment firm based in Qatar, has agreed to acquire French fashion brand Balmain for $522 million.

Founded in 1914 by Pierre Balmain, it has generated some 130 million euros in sales in 2015 with sales growth of some 25 percent. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2012, Mayhoola also acquired Italian luxury brand Valentino for $850 million.

Mayhoola is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ72.

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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired asset management firm Portfoy

qinvestQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has acquired Ergo Portfoy, an asset management firm in Turkey.

Portfoy is one of the leading asset management groups in Turkey with over 1.5 billion Turkish Liras in assets under management, providing pension and mutual fund and discretionary portfolio management services. Established in 2007 QInvest’s has paid up capital of $750 million with shareholders including Qatar Islamic Bank, institutional investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals. The amount of the deal is not disclosed.

QInvest is listed in the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Middle East with the code LIP08.

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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired 16 property retail portfolio in Germany

qinvest realestateQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has joined Prudential Financial, to acquire a portfolio of 16 retail properties located in Germany.

The acquisition includes 16 multi-tenant retail assets anchored by major grocery and home improvement retail outlets, comprising more than 140,000 square meters across 57 units in western Germany. Established in 2007 QInvest’s has paid up capital of $750 million with shareholders including Qatar Islamic Bank, institutional investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals.

QInvest is listed in the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Middle East with the code LIP08.

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 Qatar investor acquired 10% stake in Spanish retail firm for $1.1 billion

qatar-spain.jpgQatar investor, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani, has acquired a 10 percent stake in Spanish retail firm El Corte Ingles for $1.1 billion.

El Corte Ingles had a turnover of some 14 billion euros in 2013 for a net profit of 174 million euros. The food, clothing and household goods retailer, which is not listed, has about 90 stores in Spain and employs 95,000 people.

To see a list of investor from the Middle East, see the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity from the Middle East.

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 Qatar investment firm Jaidah acquired Venice's Hotel For $117 million

starwood-qatar.jpgA wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar conglomerate Jaidah Holdings has acquired The Gritti Palace hotel in Venice for $117 million.

The seller is Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and will continue to manage the property under what it said was a new long-term management agreement. The buyer, Nozul Hotels & Resorts, is the owner of W Doha Hotel.

Jaidah Holdings is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SMA88.

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  Qatar investors to acquire stake at Chinese petrochemical firm for $5 billion (April 2015)

  Qatar investment firm ARTIC acquired two hotels in New York and Rome (January 2015)

  Qatar investors to buy InterContinental Paris Le Grand for $442 million (August 2014)

  Katara Hospitaly acquired five luxury European hotels (May 2014)

  Qatar investment firm Al Mirqab acquired UK Heritage Oil for $1.6 billion (May 2014)

  The oldest surviving bank in the world selling stake to Qatar investors (February 2014)

  Qatar investment firm Al Faisal Holding acquired Miami hotel for $213 million (February 2014)

  Qatar investment firm acquires two hotels in Central London (September 2012)

  Qatari investor acquired London's luxury handbag firm for around $35 million (August 2012)

  Qatar's Mayhoola investment acquired Valentino for $850 million (July 2012)

  Abu Dhabi and Qatar funds front-runners to acquire 42 Marriott hotels for $1 billion (July 2012)

  Bulgaria counting on Qatar investors for new Romania-Turkey highway (May 2012)

  Qatar investment firm in talks to acquire UK's race track for $400 million (September 2011)

  Qatari Diar purchases marina in North Eastern Spain (July 2011)

  Qatar investment firm arranges $25 million of private equity for Indian company through the Carlyle Group (June 2011)

  Qatar Sports Investments acquired majority stake of Paris Saint-Germain (June 2011)

  Qatar acquired stake in French leather goods manufacturer for $20 million (May 2011)

  Qatari and Chinese investors in talks with Glencore about its IPO (March 2011)

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

  Qatar investors acquired stake in Indian education firm (January 2011)

  Qatar company acquired London-based insurance tech firm RI3K (January 2011)

  Qatar Holding acquired 9.1% of German construction firm for $527 million (December 2010)

  Qatar investment firm acquires 28% stake in India’s exhibitions organizer (November 2010)

  Qatar investment firm acquired stake in Brazil bank for $2.7 billion (October 2010)

  Qatari and UK investment firms jointly acquired stake in MHG (September 2010)

  Barwa Real Estate acquired London Project for $370 million (June 2010)

  Qatar sovereign wealth fund the largest spender of 2009 (May 2010)

  Qatari Diar co-invests $150 million in Cyprus leisure complex (April 2010)

  Qatari Diar acquired 5% stake in Veolia Environnement for $874 million (April 2010)

  Qatar investment firm acquired 40% stake in Intercat (April 2010)

  Qatar investors bought 40% stake in Fairmont Raffles for $847 million (April 2010)

  Qatar investors offering to invest $1 billion in the world's third-biggest shipping group (April 2010)

  Qatar investors acquired 50% stake in a Seychelles luxury resort (March 2010)

  QInvest bought 25% of Indian financial advisory firm for $54 million (February 2010)

  Qatar's investment firm acquired %71.3 of a Plastic company (January 2010)

  Alnoor Holdings Qatar launched $200 million film fund (November 2009)

  Qatar investors to invest in marine transportation by launching new PE fund (September 2009)

  Qatar investors launched Tajikistan luxury real estate project for $150 million (September 2009)

  Qatar investors rescue Canary Wharf owner (August 2009)

  Qatar Investment Authority mulls Poland shipyard takeover (August 2009)

  Qatar investors to buy 10% of Porsche and 17% of VW for $10 billion (August 2009)

  Qatar National Hotels to buy an un-named hotel chain for $275 million (January 2009)





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