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 Qatar investors acquired stake in US cancer treatment firm for $40 million

qia-oncoQatar investors of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), and some other venture capital firms invested $40 million in OncoResponse, a healthcare company developing antibodies for the treatment of cancer.

Established in 2015 and based in Houston Texas, OncoResponse is leveraging the human immune system to identify fully human monoclonal antibodies that will lead to the development of therapeutics for treatment of cancer. (QIA was established in 2005. Headquartered in Doha, it was founded as a means to strengthen the country's economy. the fund predominantly invests in international markets United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and within Qatar outside the energy sector.) More details here.

Qatar Investment Authority is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD44.



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 Qatar investment firm purchased Beverly Hills office building for $177 million

QIAQatar investors of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), along with other investors have acquired an office building in Beverly Hills California for $177 million.

The Wilshire Boulevard office building is a 171,000 square foot office property located in the middle of the golden triangle of Beverly Hills. (QIA was established in 2005. Headquartered in Doha it was founded as a means to strengthen the country's economy.)

Qatar Investment Authority is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BD44.

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 Qatar firm QSTEC acquired 49% of German solar company SolarWorld

qatar-solar-germany.jpgQatar Solar Technologies, an integrated solar investment firm, has acquired 49% stake in Germany's solar energy producer SolarWorld Industries.

Established in 1988, SolarWorld is a German company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing products worldwide by integrating all components of the solar value chain. (Established in 2010, Qatar Solar Technologies QSTEC is an integrated solar company with a polysilicon production plant in Qatar as well as investments in solar firms all over the world)

To see listing and email addresses of private equity and venture capital firms from Qatar similar to Qatar Solar Technologies, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Qatar investors of Alduwaliya acquired Birmingham One Eleven Edmund for $29 million

birm.jpgIt is not just London, New York or Paris where Qatari investors of Alduwaliya consider investing in, as they did back in 2015 and 2016. Now they are even investing in places like Birmingham with ticket sizes as low as $30 million.

Qatar investors of Alduwaliya Asset Management has acquired One Eleven Edmund Street in Birmingham in a $29 million deal. This is their first UK purchase outside London. According to research by DubaiBeat, in their past purchases in NYC, London and Paris their purchase price was above $100 million.

To see listing and email addresses of investors from Qatar similar to Alduwaliya Group, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

More details follows from Birmingham Post




 Qatar Mayhoola investment acquired French fashion brand Balmain for $522 million

mayhoola-france.jpgMayhoola for Investments, an investment firm based in Qatar, has agreed to acquire French fashion brand Balmain for $522 million.

Founded in 1914 by Pierre Balmain, it has generated some 130 million euros in sales in 2015 with sales growth of some 25 percent. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2012, Mayhoola also acquired Italian luxury brand Valentino for $850 million.

Mayhoola is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ72.

More details follows from Reuters



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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired asset management firm Portfoy

qinvestQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has acquired Ergo Portfoy, an asset management firm in Turkey.

Portfoy is one of the leading asset management groups in Turkey with over 1.5 billion Turkish Liras in assets under management, providing pension and mutual fund and discretionary portfolio management services. Established in 2007 QInvest’s has paid up capital of $750 million with shareholders including Qatar Islamic Bank, institutional investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals. The amount of the deal is not disclosed.

QInvest is listed in the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Middle East with the code LIP08.

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 Qatar private equity firm QInvest acquired 16 property retail portfolio in Germany

qinvest realestateQInvest, a Qatar-based private equity firm, has joined Prudential Financial, to acquire a portfolio of 16 retail properties located in Germany.

The acquisition includes 16 multi-tenant retail assets anchored by major grocery and home improvement retail outlets, comprising more than 140,000 square meters across 57 units in western Germany. Established in 2007 QInvest’s has paid up capital of $750 million with shareholders including Qatar Islamic Bank, institutional investors, as well as high-net-worth individuals.

QInvest is listed in the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity in the Middle East with the code LIP08.

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 Qatar investor acquired 10% stake in Spanish retail firm for $1.1 billion

qatar-spain.jpgQatar investor, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani, has acquired a 10 percent stake in Spanish retail firm El Corte Ingles for $1.1 billion.

El Corte Ingles had a turnover of some 14 billion euros in 2013 for a net profit of 174 million euros. The food, clothing and household goods retailer, which is not listed, has about 90 stores in Spain and employs 95,000 people.

To see a list of investor from the Middle East, see the Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity from the Middle East.

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More from Qatar Investors ...


  Qatar investment firm Jaidah acquired Venice's Hotel For $117 million (May 2015)

  Qatar investors to acquire stake at Chinese petrochemical firm for $5 billion (April 2015)

  Qatar investment firm ARTIC acquired two hotels in New York and Rome (January 2015)

  Qatar investors to buy InterContinental Paris Le Grand for $442 million (August 2014)

  Katara Hospitaly acquired five luxury European hotels (May 2014)

  Qatar investment firm Al Mirqab acquired UK Heritage Oil for $1.6 billion (May 2014)

  The oldest surviving bank in the world selling stake to Qatar investors (February 2014)

  Qatar investment firm Al Faisal Holding acquired Miami hotel for $213 million (February 2014)

  Qatar investment firm acquires two hotels in Central London (September 2012)

  Qatari investor acquired London's luxury handbag firm for around $35 million (August 2012)

  Qatar's Mayhoola investment acquired Valentino for $850 million (July 2012)

  Abu Dhabi and Qatar funds front-runners to acquire 42 Marriott hotels for $1 billion (July 2012)

  Bulgaria counting on Qatar investors for new Romania-Turkey highway (May 2012)

  Qatar investment firm in talks to acquire UK's race track for $400 million (September 2011)

  Qatari Diar purchases marina in North Eastern Spain (July 2011)

  Qatar investment firm arranges $25 million of private equity for Indian company through the Carlyle Group (June 2011)

  Qatar Sports Investments acquired majority stake of Paris Saint-Germain (June 2011)

  Qatar acquired stake in French leather goods manufacturer for $20 million (May 2011)




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