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 Dubai investment firm Abraaj acquired majority stake in Latin American Urbano logistics

abraaj-urbano.jpgDubai-based investment firm Abraaj Group has acquired a majority stake in Urbano Express, a Latin American logistics firm for between $20 and $50 million.

Established in Ecuador in 1996, Urbano specializes in document delivery services in the three countries. It expanded to El Salvador in 1998 and Peru in 2003. The amount of the deal is not disclosed, but some sources are quoting Abraaj managers the price range of $20 to $50 million.

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

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 BECO Capital and Dubai angel investors invested $1 million in TravelerVIP.com

beco travelervipBECO Capital, an investment firm based in Dubai, and a consortium of angel investors announced investing $1 million in the hotel booking website TravelerVIP.com.

The website offers its members up to 50% discount on luxury hotels and has deals with 1,000 hotels. The angel investors in this round included Soha Nashaat, former CEO of Barclays Wealth MENA & Turkey, and Jakob Beck Thomsen, CEO of SaxoBank MENA & Turkey.

BECO Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINOC9.

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 Dubai Investment firm Genero announced profit and three investments

1genero.pngGenero Capital, a Dubai-based investment company, has reported profit for last year and also announced three investments that they made in 2012 in financial services, restaurant retailing and commercial real estate.

Genero Capital, with Tamer Bazzari as founder and CEO, announced a net profit of around $600,00 for the 8 months ending December 2011. Prior to founding Genero, Mr. Bazzari spent 8 years with Rasmala Investment Bank.

To see more investment firms like Genero check our Middle East Investors Directory

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 Dubai-based Royal Investment Bank launched alternative investment service

royalbank.jpgRoyal Investment Bank, a Dubai-based investment advisory firm, announced today the launch of its alternative investment service.

Royal Investment Bank is based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). They have also signed an investment marketing & capital raising agreement with Arcstone Capital to provide MENA fund raising assistance for Arcstone’s "Passage To India" Fund.

To see a list of investors from the Middle East check our Middle East Investors Directory

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 Abraaj Capital to acquire 50% stake in Dubai-based vouchers business The Entertainer

entertainerabraaj.jpgAbraaj Capital intends to acquire a 50% stake in The Entertainer, a Dubai-based coupons and vouchers publisher, for an undisclosed sum - The National is reporting.

The Entertainer, started in 2001 by Donna Benton, has a portfolio of 14 books across 8 countries in the GCC and Cyprus.

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

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 Dubai's Al Habtoor to acquire hotel in Budapest for $80 million

habtoor-dubai.jpgDubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group is in the final stages of acquiring a five-star hotel in Budapest for $80 million - Arabian Business is reporting.

As DubaiBeat.com reported earlier, the groups was looking to buy hotels in Europe. It is also in talks with officials in France to buy a second hotel in Paris, its chairman says.

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

More details follows from Arabian Business




 Abraaj Capital to buy part of US TransAtlantic Petroleum for $164 million

abraj-trans.jpgDubai's private equity firm Abraaj Capital is part of a consortium in talks to acquire the oilfield services businesses of U.S.-based TransAtlantic Petroleum for $164 million

Abraaj and Dalea Partners, a private equity firm in Texas, are buying Viking International Limited and Viking Geophysical Services, TransAtlantic's oilfield services subsidiaries.

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

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 Abraaj Capital acquired UK fund Aureos Capital

abraaj-aureos.jpgAbraaj Capital said on Monday it will acquire specialist fund Aureos Capital, in the latest bid by the Middle East's largest private equity firm to expand its geographical footprint - Reuters is reporting

Aureos Capital Limited, based in the United Kingdom and with about $1.3 billion assets under management, provides expansion and buy-out capital to small and medium-sized businesses across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Aureos is active in more than 50 emerging markets and manages 17 regional private equity funds, including its South Asia Fund.

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

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  Middle East investors acquired troubled US software firm SCO Group

  London headquartered asset manager I2BF opened office in Dubai

  Dubai firm acquired Italian fashion house Gianfranco Ferré

  Dubai listed Aramex acquired Irish freight forwarder

  Dubai private equity firm acquires 51% stake in Technical Rubber

  Dubai firm acquired UK Alpha Flight Group for $158 million




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