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Testimonials

We at Gulf Capital pride ourselves on forming true partnerships with the owners and stakeholders of businesses we invest in. We work closely with our partners to create value and put portfolio companies firmly on an accelerated growth path.


There is no better testament to our success in this effort than these testimonials from our real-life ‘partners in growth.’

  • Metito

    "Among three contenders interested in Metito, in 2006, we selected Gulf Capital to invest in the Metito Group to support our intensive utilities investment program. Gulf Capital has provided more than just capital. We chose them because of their wide, highly reputable and influential shareholder base, extensive IPO experience, and most importantly, a strong chemistry with their management team. Gulf Capital's dynamic leadership is coupled with a highly inspired and professional management team that provided varied and diverse support. In the last four-year period they have been our partner for growth, rising up at every occasion. Our top line has gone up by four times, and our bottom line by 20 times! Such unprecedented growth took place both in the strong and the weaker economic years.

    Gulf Capital assumed a proactive role from the beginning and has introduced significant business opportunities to us. They have been instrumental in structuring three of our key successful relationships.

    We are now working very closely together to prepare for strategic developments, and look forward to future success with their continued support."

    Mr. Mutaaz Ghandour
    CEO
    Metito
  • Gulf Marine Services

    “It has been a pleasure to work with Gulf Capital. We have worked together to appoint a completely new management team and rebuild the business structure from the bottom up. GMS has built three barges for the oil and gas market and completed major refurbishments on a further three. In addition to this GMS trebled EBITDA and net profit in an almost unprecedented worldwide financial crisis. None of this development and expansion would have been possible without the additional finance required by GMS. Gulf Capital has been instrumental in raising these monies in an environment of poor liquidity throughout the globe.

    The company has had full barge utilization since the Gulf Capital acquisition and has also had 200% growth in daily rates, while operational expenditure has increased only marginally. In addition to this growth Gulf Capital has assisted in packaging the GMS brand and helped to market the business throughout the MENA region as well as the rest of the world. As a result GMS is currently moving into the offshore renewables business stream due to the flexibility of the assets acquired and developed since 2007. This record is unprecedented in the offshore support vessel industry and the Gulf Capital team are to be commended for their integral approach in assisting the senior management team of GMS in its strategy going forward.”

    Mr. Duncan Anderson
    CEO
    Gulf Marine Services
  • Ma’arif for Education and Training

    "I am proud to be working with Ma’arif. Ma’arif is a business that has performed exceptionally with predictable revenue, profit and remarkable educational results, time and time again.

    Our mission for the future is to deliver the best learning products to international standards. We will do this using technology and by extending our academic coverage. Together with Gulf Capital and our other shareholders we are implementing several value-adding initiatives. These include: increasing students and parents’ loyalty and enrolment; increasing our services portfolio; and building new capacity. Profitable growth requires planning. We could not plan for profitable growth without the support and understanding of our shareholder Gulf Capital. Together we are unlocking the full potential of Ma’arif. Gulf Capital has proven expertise in running flourishing investment cases with future predictive and calculated milestones. They are true partners in growth. Their active ownership and tactical leverage with the experience of their boards are further accelerating the growth and profitability of Ma’arif. Gulf Capital's directions to value creation come with experience of organic growth, operational improvement and acquisitions within the region. Gulf Capital invests as a strategic partner alongside our management team, working together to build and realise superior value. The ingredients of success have been vitally complemented by having Gulf Capital with us.”

    Mr. Ashraf ElGuindi
    Chairman of the Executive Board
    Ma’arif for Education and Training

 

 
 
 
 
 

Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert - Important alert to Gulf Capital Investors,Shareholders, the Financial Services Community and the Public

Fraudsters are engaging in a fraudulent email and website scams whereby websites and communications are targeting members of the public and potential investors (victims) by fraudulently using the identity of legitimate members of Gulf Capital's Executive team or Gulf Capital's Board of Directors to solicit investments, fake job offers and other dealings, without authority, and for a malicious purpose. Neither Gulf Capital's Chief Executive Officer nor any members of its Board of Directors or other members of its Executive team have made any offers for investment partnership, offers of employment or other dealings through these channels and the names, and identities of such individuals are being used illegally and without their consent.

Gulf Capital and its management have taken and will continue to take legal action against anyone found misusing Gulf Capital's name or the names or identities of any members of the Board of Directors of Gulf Capital or Gulf Capital's Executive team illegally or without consent for whatever reason.

Report Scams

We invite you to immediately contact fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com* if any of the following occur:

  1. You have received any unsolicited correspondence or investment advice or you think you have been contacted in relation to a possible scam (whether by telephone, email or courier) by sources fraudulently impersonating Gulf Capital's Board of Directors or any members of Gulf Capital's Executive team.
  2. You have received notice from anyone outside of Gulf Capital informing you or raising concern regarding the fact that they may have been contacted by any sources fraudulently impersonating Gulf Capital's Board of Directors or any members of Gulf Capital's Executive team.
  3. You have received any communications referencing any of Gulf Capital's Board of Directors that you consider are suspicious or which you are not sure how to respond to.
  4. You have any concerns about the authenticity of any website passing itself off as a website operated by Gulf Capital or referencing the names and identities of the Board of Directors of Gulf Capital or any of its Executive team without authority.
*Note: When forwarding suspicious e-mails to fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com:
  1. Do not modify the original subject line or contents enclosed, and do not include any personal or confidential information.
  2. Forward the full internet headers of any suspicious emails to fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com before deleting as this information willhelp Gulf Capital to track the true origin of the correspondence. The internet headers can be found through your e-mail system from within the e-mail. For example, in Microsoft Outlook, you can find the internet headers by opening the e-mail, then choosing "View" and "Options". Depending on the e-mail system that you use, the process for locating the internet headers will vary. We recommend you either copy and paste the internet header and message into a new e-mail or scan the e-mail and full headers and send as a PDF attachment to ensure it is received by fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com.

Protect Yourself

  1. We recommend that you avoid getting into a conversation with any fraudsters or revealingany personal or identifying information, but you should endeavor to record thepurported name of the person and organisation along with any other information they give you (e.g., telephone number, address etc.) and then forward all such information to fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com.
  2. You should obtain independent legal and financial and professional advice before handing over any funds or entering into any agreements in relation to such solicitations.
  3. We recommend that you not respond or open any attachments or links associated with any suspicious e-mails.
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