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 Dubai firm DP World acquires $50 million stake in Virgin Hyperloop

dubai-virginhyperloop.pngDubai firm DP World and a consortium acquired $50 million stake in the California-based transportation company Virgin Hyperloop One.

Virgin Hyperloop One is a global strategic partnership between Hyperloop One and the Virgin Group. Its aim is to create a new passenger division while developing and maintaining passenger and mixed-use cargo service. (Dubai-based company DP World develops and manages international marine and inland terminal operations, industrial parks and economic zones with a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals.). More details here.

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 Dubai firm acquired Denmark logistics company for $762 million

dpworld-2.pngDubai firm DP World has acquired Unifeeder Group, a Danish logistics company for $762 million (660 million euros).

Established in 1977, Unifeeder is a logistics company based in Denmark with one of the largest connected feeder and shortsea network in Northern Europe. Dubai-based company DP World develops and manages international marine and inland terminal operations, industrial parks and economic zones with a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals. (More details here)

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 Dubai investors of ICD acquired 25% of Italian firm CAI

cres-us.jpgDubai investors of ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai) has acquired 25% stake of Italian company Corporaci├│n America Italia (CAI).

CAI is the controlling entity of Toscana Aeroporti which manages Florence and Pisa airports in Italy. The amount of the deal is not disclosed but Toscana Aeroporti had a total market cap of around $310 million. The deal has been done with their parent investor CAAP which operates 52 airports and 76 million passengers in seven countries across Latin America and Europe: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy. (Investment Corporation of Dubai is established in 2006 and has 33 major holdings and investments). More details on the deal here.

Investment Corporation of Dubai is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code MA1610.




 Middle East investors acquired stake in online firm Bloovo.com for $3 million

bloovo investorsA consortium of Middle East investors have acquired stake in the online recruitment platform Bloovo.com for $3 million.

Established in 2016, Bloovo.com is an online recruitment website having around 1,800 employers as of May 2017. It is adopting data science and algorithms in the recruitment process as a means of eliminating the job mismatch problem. (Noble Partners led this investment round along with other investors including ProCapita HR Consultancy and Sulaiman Al Rubaie from Kuwait, Al Shafar, Al Serkal and Al Ghussain families from the UAE and Mohamad Moosa Abdulrahman Investment Office from Oman).

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 Dubai investors of GII acquired stake in Canadian firm Nymi for $15 million

gii canada Dubai private equity firm Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) and a consortium have acquired stake in Canadian firm Nymi for $15 million.

Based in Toronto Canada and founded in 2011, Nymi launched its wearable authenticator in 2014 which uses a wearer's cardiac rhythm as biometric identifier. GII is a UAE-based financial services company regulated by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority. (GII and its team have a track record of managing $2.5 billion in assets and securing $5.5 billion in debt and in excess of $1.0 billion in equity and M&A financing).

Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SAS21.

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 Dubai firm acquired 51% of fashion website Namshi for $151 million

emaar germanyDubai firm Emaar Malls has acquired 51% stake in fashion site Namshi from Frankfurt listed company Rocket Internet for $151 million.

Launched in 2012, Namshi is owned by Germany's Rocket Internet and a consortium of global investors. Serving 750,000 customers across the GCC countries, Namshi had $150 million of net revenue in 2016. The buyer, Emaar Malls is the owner of Dubai Mall, is listed on Dubai bourse and is majority-owned by property developer Emaar Properties.

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 Middle East investors acquired Amazon's largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million

amzn-uk-dubai-investorsDubai investment bank Rasmala and Kuwaiti investment firm KAMCO acquired Amazon's largest UK distribution warehouse for $76 million.

The acquired property is leased to Amazon UK Services with an unexpired term of 15 years. The investment will target an annual cash dividend yield of 6.5% per annum, with an expected internal rate of return of 7% upon exit.

Kamco and Rasmala are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR35 and OR48 respectively.

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 Dubai private equity firm invested $50 million in South American home designer

abraaj-shouth-america-chile.jpgDubai private equity firm Abraaj Group acquired a 51% stake in South American home designer Casaideas for $50 million.

Founded in Chile in 1993, Casaideas has since expanded its operations to 33 stores in Chile, 16 stores in Peru and seven additional franchise units in Bolivia. (Abraaj has invested in more than 20 companies in the retail sector across growth markets since 2003, including Capa de Ozono a leading fashion footwear retailer in Mexico and Iasacorp, a leading women accessories retail chain in Peru)

Abraaj Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR01.

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  Dubai investment firm acquired stake in Mexican fashion footwear company (October 2016)

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  Dubai firm dnata acquired Thai travel company Destination Asia (August 2016)

  Dubai investment firm acquired stake in food franchiser Cravia (August 2016)

  Dubai venture capital firm Turn8 launched $60 million VC fund (August 2016)

  Middle East investors of Rasmala acquired Abbvie House in UK for $35 million (June 2016)

  Investment Corporation of Dubai acquired Montenegro waterfront development (June 2016)

  Dubai investor Alabbar invested $112 million in Italian online business YOOX Net-a-Porter (April 2016)

  Dubai investment firm led investment of $150 million in Indian online business BigBasket (March 2016)

  Middle East investors of Rasmala and GII acquired Airbus office complex in UK for $42 million (March 2016)

  Dubai's Al Habtoor acquired UK hotel Hilton Wembley (February 2016)

  Dubai venture capital firm Wamda Capital invests $1 million in The Luxury Closet (January 2016)

  Middle East Venture Partners raises $30 million to invest in startups (November 2015)




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