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Below is the latest news and analysis about recent activities of Dubai Private Equity Firms. For a full list of Dubai Private Equity Firms you can check the Middle East Investors Directory which has been published since 2007 and contains listing and email addresses of Dubai Private Equity Firms as well as other investor from the region.

 Dubai Exotix Advisory and consortium invested $11 million in Finland firm

Dubai investment firm Exotix Advisory and a consortium has acquired stake in ZirooPay, a Finland-based payments company series-A for $11 million.

Launched in 2014, ZirooPay is a maker of a mobile card reader that allows small businesses to accept card payments anywhere they operate. (Exotix Advisory is a Dubai-based corporate finance and M&A advisory boutique focused on emerging and developing markets. Fabrizio Ferrero and Chiamaka Ezenwa are their managing directors. More details on the deal here)

Exotix Advisory is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code JP14.

 Dubai TS Investment and consortium acquired stake in Korean firm for $14 million

Dubai investor KoreaDubai investors of TS Investment and a consortium of investors have acquired stake in Amyloid Solution, a South Korean firm for $ million.

Based in South Korea, Amyloid Solution is a developer of therapy intended to overcome Alzheimer by developing modifying treatments. Other investors in this round include Korea Development Bank, Yuhan Corporation and Kclavis. TS Investment is a Dubai investment firm based in Jumeirah Lake Towers, with investments in construction, trading, real estate & F&B. (more details at this translated news from Korea)

To see a list and email addresses of investment firms similar to TS Investment check the Middle East Investors Directory.

 Dubai private equity firm invested in cinema operator Cinepax

the-abraaj-group-cinepaxDubai private equity firm Abraaj Group has invested in Cinepax, Pakistan's top cinema operator.

Cinepax was opened in 2006 and currently has 29 screens spread throughout 8 cities in Pakistan. With Abraaj investment, they're aiming to add 80 more screens in different locations by 2021 as well as pursue other ventures in entertainment. (Founded in 2002, Abraaj Group invests in thematic businesses as well as private equity in industries like healthcare, energy infrastructure and real estate.)

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

More details follows:

 Dubai private equity firm listed its portfolio company on London exchange

Ithmar-Al-Noor-Medical.jpgIthmar Capital, a private equity firm based in Dubai, has announced the initial public offering of its portfolio company, Al Noor Hospitals Group, on the London Stock Exchange.

Ithmar Capital will retain a 28 percent stake in Al Noor after selling some shares in the offering. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2010, it had taken a $272 million equity stake in Al Noor Hospital back then. Their IPO prospectus is here.

Ithmar Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR32.

More details follows:

 UAE private equity firm TNI successfully exits its investment in Depa

depa-tni.jpgThe National Investor, an Abu-Dhabi based investment firm, has announced the successful completion of its exit from Depa, one of the world's largest interior contractors and a Nasdaq Dubai and London Stock Exchange listed company.

According to the announcement, this exit has yielded a cash-on-cash return of 2.8x on the fund's investment and an internal rate of return (IRR) of 61%. It is worth mentioning that they still retain an investment into Depa at the corporate level. Also, TNI's Chairman, Abdullah Mazrui is the Chairman of Depa, and his private office Mazrui Holdings retains a strategic stake in Depa. Orhan Osmansoy is the CEO of TNI.

The National Investor is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR53

More details follows:

 UAE private equity firm Gulf Capital and Amwal Al Khaleej exit their investment for $336 million

gulf-amwal.jpgGulf Capital and Amwal AlKhaleej, two Middle Eastern alternative investment firms, announced the sale of their portfolio company, Maritime Industrial Services to UK listed firm Lamprell.

The sale of 100% of the company for $336 million caps an almost five year holding period by both firms during which revenues and profits were increased by 203% and 184% respectively.

Gulf Capital and Amwal AlKhaleej are listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR26 and EM05 respectively.

More details from their release follows

 Shirish Saraf's Dubai private equity firm Samena Capital launches second fund targeting $700 million


Samena Capital, an investment firm with focus on Middle East and Asia that currently manages $400 million, announced launch of its second fund with a $700 million target.

Established in 2008 with Shirish Saraf as Vice Chairman and CEO, it is focused on principal investments in the Subcontinent, Asia, Middle East and North Africa and calls it the SAMENA region. (As you know, Abraaj capital is calling a similar geographic area MENASA). According to the firm announcement, it has already received response from its anchor investors, with commitments in excess of $350 million.

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

More details follows from the firm

 Dubai private equity firm TVM Capital MENA invested in UK clinic Bourn Hall

tvm-bournTVM Capital MENA, a Dubai-based Private Equity firm, has announced its investment in Bourn Hall International, a clinic based in the UK.

Bourn Hall founder Dr Bob Edwards has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine. The investment in Bourn Hall International marks the second investment by private equity firm TVM Capital MENA in the last four months.

TVM Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN26.

Their full press release follows

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