Abraaj Capital Acquires Riyada Ventures To Lead New SME Push

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Abraaj Capital, the Dubai-based private equity firm has announced that it has signed a deal to fully acquire Riyada Ventures, the venture capital firm based in Jordan. The acquisition is at the core of a new push by Abraaj into the small and medium enterprise (SME) space, which is aimed at stimulating and supporting entrepreneurial [...]

Private Equities ME, A Private Equity Portal For The Region

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

UAE-based RichWeb -a member of Tharaa Holding- just announced the launch of PrivateEquities.me, a portal dedicated to the private equity sector in the Middle East and North Africa region. The portal lists private equity companies and consultancies, as well as a selection of available investment opportunities from around the region; aiming to actively contribute in the [...]

Report: Private Equity in the MENA Region (October 2008)

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

According to a report by Kuwait-based Global Investment House, titled “Private Equity in the MENA Region”, the spending power of the region’s growing middle class is influencing a shift in investment focus away from oil & gas to service-based and consumer-oriented businesses. During the period from 2007 till H1-2008, investments made were highest in the [...]

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