Dec 16, 2022

PE investors, Mena, S&PAccelerated adoption of technology and the shift away from fossil fuel dependence have helped to attract a record level of private equity (PE) and venture capital investment in the Mena region, according to ratings agency S&P.

Dec 16, 2022

Sedco Capital, SC Private Equity Global Co-Investment Master Fund IISaudi-based Sedco Capital is hoping to bring in US$175 million following the first close of its SC Private Equity Global Co-Investment Master Fund II.

Dec 09, 2022

Bahrain, InvestcorpBahrain-based alternatives firm Investcorp has expanded its presence in the US financial services market with two acquisitions.

Dec 09, 2022

Mubadala, Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is on the lookout for someone to head up its investment platform following the news that one of its top executives is set to take charge of a new low-carbon division at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

Dec 02, 2022

sharia debt fundDubai-based Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) has launched a US$100 million shariah-compliant debt fund.

Dec 02, 2022

BahrainCredit rating agency S&P has revised its outlook on Bahrain from stable to positive.

Nov 18, 2022

PIF, BlackrockThe world’s largest asset manager is set to team up with one of the largest sovereign wealth for a series of major infrastructure projects.

Nov 11, 2022

InvestcorpBahrain-based alternatives manager Investcorp is set to massively increase its holdings in Indian assets.

Nov 11, 2022

Chimera Capital, Alpha Wave GlobalAbu Dhabi-based fund manager Chimera Capital has partnered with Alpha Wave Global for the launch of an open-ended credit fund.

Nov 04, 2022

WafraWafra, an alternatives asset manager backed by Kuwait’s public pension fund, has pulled in more than $1.5 billion of capital for a fund that will acquire minority stakes in other alternatives funds.


Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.


Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.