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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.

More details follows

 UAE family office to finance $120 million hotel project in Antigua

eig SharjahUAE family office of 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

 Fajr Capital and Dubai family office 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.

More details follows

 Arlington family office consortium 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 Family Office Plans $1 Billion Investments in Global Assets

alfuttaim-investments.jpgDubai's family-owned conglomerate Al-Futtaim Group is planning to invest up to $1 billion globally in the next few years - with five deals in advanced stages.

Deals close to completion include purchases in the east African automotive sector, a construction equipment deal in Saudi Arabia and real estate in Morocco - the Financial Times is reporting.

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 Dubai's Habtoor family office group to buy Hotels in Europe

habtoorDubai-based Habtoor Group, which was part of the Middle Eastern investors group that invested in Barclays back in 2008, has asked Rothschild to identify five-star hotel targets in Europe, its chairman said on Monday to the Reuters.

Habtoor added the group was also looking at companies who want to sell their assets due to a lack of financial liquidity. Habtoor said in August the group had about $1.3 billion to invest in Europe.

(To see more Dubai-based investors like Habtoor Group, check our investors directory)

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