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 Saudi investors of Tamer Group and consortium invested $160 million in French firm Sigfox

tamer-europe.jpgSaudi investment firm Tamer Group and a consortium of investors have invested $162 million in Sigfox, a provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things.

Established in 2009, Sigfox builds wireless networks to connect low-energy objects such as electricity meters, smartwatches, and washing machines, which need to be continuously on and emitting small amounts of data. It currently has 10 million objects registered on its network and coverage currently spanning 26 countries. (Tamer Group is a healthcare, beauty care, and fast moving consumer goods company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Tamer Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINO92.

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 Saudi investment firms invested $7 million in travel website HolidayMe

holidayme.jpgSaudi investments firm F&C Overseas Investment and Al Sanie Group have invested $7 million in travel booking website HolidayMe.

Founded in 2014, HolidayMe customers can choose from 400 holiday packages to over 200 destinations. It has previously secured $4 million from Saudi investors of Al Sanie Group. Another investor in this round is Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, an early investor in Dropbox and Facebook.

To see a list of investment firms similar to Al Sanie Group check the latest edition of Middle East Investors Directory.

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 UAE and Saudi investors acquired $2.4 million stake in financial website compareit4me

stc-ventures.jpgSaudi venture capital firm STC Ventures and a consortium of UAE investors acquired a $2.4 million stake in financial website compareit4me.

The funds will be used to help fund its expansion plans including its recently launched insurance business in the UAE (which since its launch in March, have already sold close to $2 million in policies). Other investors include Dubai-based Wamda Capital and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

STC Ventures is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN1303.

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 Saudi investors of PIF acquired stake at US firm Uber for $3.5 billion

uber saudiSaudi Arabia investment firm Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired $3.5 billion stake in US ride sharing service Uber - Reuters reported.

The investment values Uber at $62.5 billion, making it the most highly valued venture capital-backed company in the world. PIF has a diverse portfolio made up of approximately 200 investments, of which around 20 are listed on Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange.

To see a list of investment firms similar to PIF check Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Saudi venture capital firm RVC led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm

rvc swSaudi Venture Capital firm Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) has led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm Sol Voltaics.

Founded in 2008, Sol Voltaics is a Swedish nanotechnology company focused on improving the efficiency of energy capture, generation and storage using nanomaterials. Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is the investment arm of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It has invested in several firms including GLM Company, Calltech Co, SOLEXEL, Advanced Dental Technologies, Aser Technologies and Knowledge Developers.

Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ54.

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  Saudi venture capital firm SAEV invested $10 and $25 million in two US firms (May 2016)

  UAE and Saudi investors acquired $3 million stake in financial website compareit4me (September 2015)

  The National Geographic article on Saudi Al Shiddi Group investments in Europe (September 2015)

  Saudi Investors of Riyad Valley acquired stake in California firm Solexel for $70 million (August 2015)

  Saudi firm and partners acquired stake at Canadian Wheat Board for $203 million (April 2015)

  Saudi KBW Investments acquired 50% stake in Romanian engineering firm (November 2014)

  Saudi and Bahrain investors acquired Byrne for $160 million (March 2014)

  Saudi investors of Alkhabeer acquired stake in Express Group (December 2013)

  Saudi investors of Alkhabeer acquired real estate in Houston (September 2013)

  Saudi family office acquired Four Seasons Toronto for $200 million (November 2012)

  Saudi private equity firm invested $45 million in 10 global companies (November 2012)

  Alkhabeer Capital to launch a $400 million fund (September 2012)

  Saudi Aramco to invest up to $120 million in Europe (August 2012)

  Saudi investors Al-Tuwairqi rescued UK steel firm out of administration (June 2012)

  Takaful Emarat and Riyad Capital launched $5.3 million global equity investment fund (April 2012)

  Saudi firm Almarai buys Argentina firm for $83 million (December 2011)

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

  SEDCO Capital started operations with $3 billion asset portfolio (August 2011)

  Saudi investors of Kingdom Holding invest $60 million in Glencore IPO (May 2011)

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

  Saudi investors to boost Russian ties (April 2011)

  London Chamber of Commerce mission seeks Saudi investors (April 2011)

  Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed met advisor to Russian president (March 2011)

  Saudi investors to start $16.9 billion bank in Egypt - Bloomberg (March 2011)

  Gulf investors investing heavily in Philippines agriculture sector (March 2011)

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

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

  Saudi investors to buy Paris Crillon hotel for $350 million (November 2010)

  Middle East private equity fund received investment from IFC, EIB and Proparco (October 2010)

  Saudi's Jadwa Investment and CIT acquired London King’s Reach Tower for $90 million (June 2010)

  Saudi investment firm to acquire 20% stake in Indian infrastructure company (June 2010)

  Siraj and Rasmala announced funds targeting Saudi Arabia (April 2010)

  Triago helps Saudi private equity firm Amwal AlKhaleej raise part of $500 million fund (March 2010)

  Alef Capital launched Alef MENA Value Fund (March 2010)

  Al Rajhi Capital and Arcapita launched $500 million Gulf real estate fund (February 2010)

  Saudi businessman Laith Pharaon acquires 10% of Six Senses resort (January 2010)

  Jadwa Investment Saudi acquired stake in a beverage company (January 2010)

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

  Saudi firm acquired a Greek marble factory (December 2009)

  Saudi Investors acquired stake in Italian ceramic company (September 2009)

  Showtime Arabia and Orbit merger: the investment companies involved (July 2009)

  Presentation - Chief Economist of Saudi's Jadwa Investment (December 2008)

  BNP Paribas in Saudi Asset Management Market (September 2008)

  GE division bought a Saudi firm – No! The other way round! (May 2007)





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