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Gulf Capital closes its Second Private Debt Fund above its $250 Million Target

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Gulf Capital Acquires a Controlling Stake in Sporter.com

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Gulf Related's Al Maryah Central 50% Leased; The Galleria on Al Maryah Island Adds 7 New Restaurants.

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International Finance Corporation Invests in Gulf Capital’s Second $250 million Private Debt.

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Gulf Capital Receives International ISO/IEC 27001 Certification from the British Standards Institution.

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Gulf Capital Receives Best Alternative Investment Firm in the Middle East at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

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Gulf Capital Acquires 100% of Multibrands, One of the Largest Food and Beverage Distributors in the Gulf, to Capitalise on the Growth in Consumption in Saudi Arabia.

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Gulf Capital and Emirates Foundation Join hands for the Fifth consecutive year to support youth development in the UAE.

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Gulf Capital Expands to Sub-Saharan Africa through Exclusive Partnership with Serengeti Capital.

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Middle East Glass, a Gulf Capital Portfolio Company, acquires 100% of Egyptian Misr Glass Manufacturing.

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OCB Oilfield Services, a Gulf Capital Portfolio Company, acquires 100% of Kuiper International as it expands across Asia.

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Destinations of the World, a Gulf Capital Portfolio Company, Acquires 100% of "Bico" in a Major Expansion Drive in Asia.

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Gulf Capital Joins Hands with Himaya to Support and Educate Underprivileged Children.

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Gulf Capital Receives Dual Recognition for “Best private debt Fund” and “Best Private Equity Firm” in the Middle East at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

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Gulf Capital invests US$25 million in Carbon Holdings, Egypt’s largest private petrochemicals holding company through its private debt fund, GC Credit Opportunities Fund I.

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Gulf Capital receives "Firm of the Year" Award for Best Private Equity Company in MENA from Private Equity International.

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Gulf Capital-ADMAF Creativity Award 2015 honours young Emirati artists as part of Abu Dhabi Festival’s Community & Education Programme.

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Gulf Capital closes ground-breaking AED850 million revolver credit facility arranged by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and First Gulf Bank PJSC, Gulf Capital partners with Emirates Foundation to support youth and education in the UAE.

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Gulf Capital completes an investment in Amana Healthcare.

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Gulf Capital completes landmark management buy-out of "Destinations of the World".

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Gulf Capital commits US$ 25 million to Amak Petroleum ("Amak") to help fund its growth capital requirements Gulf Capital closes its heavily oversubscribed third Private Equity flagship fund at US$750 million.

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Gulf Capital acquires a strategic minority stake in Middle East Glass, the leading Egyptian container glass and PET manufacturer.

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Gulf Capital invests US$30 million in Evolvence Knowledge Investments Limited to help fund the rollout of Repton schools across the GCC.

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Gulf Capital completes a trade sale of its shares in Metito, retaining 23.8%. The landmark sale creates a strategic partnership with Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

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Gulf Capital receives the "Golden Award of Excellence 2014" for Corporate Social Responsibility from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility.

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Gulf Capital voted "Best Private Equity Firm in the Middle East" for the fourth year in a row at the prestigious Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

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Gulf Capital completes the IPO of Gulf Marine Services in a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.

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Gulf Capital launches internship portal with Emirates Foundation to offer UAE youth internship opportunities in the private sector.

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Gulf Capital supports Abu Dhabi Festival Education Program.

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Gulf Marine Services wins "Best Syndicated Deal" award at the Islamic Finance News Awards 2013.

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Gulf Capital is the headline sponsor of the SMEinfo Awards 2013. The Programme recognises success, growth & innovation in business, and provides a platform for SMEs to raise their profile, brands, products & services.

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Mubadala and Gulf Related announce US$67 million (AED 248 million) refinancing of The Galleria debt with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, following the successful opening and 100% leasing of the mall.

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Gulf Related opens the Galleria luxury shopping and dining destination on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Gulf Capital makes US$15 million loan investment in Turknet, supporting its growth and expansion in the telecommunications industry in Turkey.

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Gulf Capital voted "Best Private Equity Firm in the Middle East" for the third year in a row at the prestigious Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

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Metito, a Gulf Capital portfolio company and one of the largest emerging-market private water companies, secures US$70 million financing deal from the International Finance Corporation and Germany’s Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG).

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Gulf Capital completes 100% acquisition of regional specialty food company Chef Middle East L.L.C, in one of the first leveraged buy-outs in the food industry.

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Gulf Capital secures SR450 million finance facility from NCB for Gulf Related mega-residential project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Gulf Capital closes its first private debt fund (US$215 million), with anchor investment of US$20 million from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Gulf Capital secures US$360 million Islamic growth facility for portfolio company Gulf Marine Services (GMS) from Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank in one of the region’s largest regional leveraged recapitalizations.

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Gulf Capital invests in majority stake in OCB Oilfield Services, a leading oil and gas logistics and manpower company.

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Gulf Capital funds the education of 100 underprivileged children in Turkey.

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Gulf Related unveils vision for a dynamic mixed-use retail and residential development on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Gulf Capital wins award for "Best Regional Investment Company" at Arabian Business Achievement Awards 2012.

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Gulf Capital SMEinfo Awards 2012 winners announced. Gulf Capital is the headline sponsor of the SMEinfo Awards 2012. The Programme recognises success, growth & innovation in business, and provides a platform for SMEs to raise their profile, brands, products & services.

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Gulf Capital and Gulf Related launch US$267 million (SAR 1 billion) residential real estate development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Gulf Capital supports Operation Smile UAE by offering 120 free corrective surgeries to children born with cleft lips and cleft palates in Jordan.

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Gulf Capital awarded "Best Private Equity Firm in the Middle East" at Banker Middle East Industry Awards for second year in a row.

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Gulf Capital acquires Med Ray, the leading medical diagnostic imaging company in Jordan.

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Gulf Capital seals first financing transaction deal of US$25 million for SES FZCO.

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Gulf Capital secures ground-breaking US$136 million (AED 500 million) revolving acquisition facility from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

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Gulf Capital acquires Sakr Energy Solutions (SES) FZCO, a leading provider of temporary power generation solutions across the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.

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Gulf Capital acquires Reach Group, the leading contract staffing provider to government entities in the UAE.

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Gulf Capital wins prestigious Private Equity "Deal of the Year" award for MIS exit deal.

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Gulf Capital completes sale of portfolio company Maritime Industrial Services (MIS) to regional trade buyer Lamprell, for US$336 million.

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Gulf Capital launches new private debt business focused on providing liquidity and growth capital for companies, and acquisition finance for private equity firms in the Middle East and Turkey.

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Gulf Capital wins prestigious "Best Private Equity Firm in the Middle East" award at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

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Gulf Capital launches operations group for its private equity business, ExcellenceO2, to enhance the operations and boost growth of the portfolio companies.

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Gulf Capital closes its private equity fund, GC Equity Partners Fund II, at US$533 million.

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Gulf Capital acquires TechnoScan, one of the largest diagnostic imaging services operations in Egypt.

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Gulf Capital and U.S.-based Related Companies join forces to launch ground-breaking mixed-use real estate development venture Gulf Related.

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Gulf Capital launches its flagship buyout fund, GC Equity Partners Fund II.

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Gulf Capital and Credit Suisse Alternative Investments launch a long-term strategic alliance focused on investing in fast-growing Gulf and Middle East economies.

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Gulf Capital arranges a consortium acquisition of 50% of Ma'arif for Education & Training, the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia.

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Gulf Capital wins award for "Best Mid-Market Deal of the Year" at the Private Equity World MENA Awards 2007 for investment in Metito.

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Gulf Capital with co-investors, acquires the remaining 50% stake in Gulf Marine Services, giving the Gulf Capital-led consortium 100% control of the firm.

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Gulf Capital granted investment company license by the Central Bank of the UAE.

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Gulf Capital floats Maritime Industrial Services, on the Oslo main bourse, making it the first GCC company to go public in Norway.

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Gulf Capital acquires 50% stake in Gulf Marine Services, one of the largest jack-up barge and support vessel operating companies in the UAE.

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Gulf Capital becomes one of the largest institutional investors in Depa United Group, the largest interior fit-out contractor and refurbisher in the GCC.

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Gulf Capital completes acquisition of majority stake in Metito Holdings Limited, one of the world's largest providers of desalination, water and wastewater solutions.

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Gulf Capital leads investment consortium that acquires 50% of Maritime Industrial Services, a regional leader in the oil and gas construction and services industry.

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Incorporation of Gulf Capital Pvt JSC, founded by Hareb Al Darmaki and Dr. Karim El Solh, former CEO of The National Investor, a leading investment bank in the UAE. The firm is initially capitalised with US$330 million from an extensive shareholder base that includes some of the region's most prestigious financial institutions, pension funds, family groups and business people.

 
 
 
 
 

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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