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QIA invests $91 million in commercial real estate

November 27, 2019 (New York) Real Estate Daily Beat has reported that the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired five commercial condo units at 809 First Avenue (AKA 809 United Nations Plaza) from the Institute of International Education for $91 million.  The five office spaces are located on the first four floors and the seventh floor.  Already serving as Qatar’s…

ADIA to sell Manhattan trophy property for a cool $900 million

November 19, 2019 (New York) A recent article on The Real Deal reported that Abu Dhabi based sovereign wealth fund, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is selling its 40-story office building at 330 Madison Avenue to Munich RE, the huge German reinsurance firm.  ADIA has owned a majority stake in the 846,000-square-foot building between East 42nd and East 43rd streets…

Mubadala takes a positive outlook on the global gas market with $50 million investment

October 28, 2019 (Abu Dhabi) A recent article on Hydrocarbon Engineering reported that Abu Dhabi based sovereign investor, Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) will purchase NextDecade’s common stock in a private placement at a price of $6.27 per share. The article went on to disclose that as part of the invetsment, Mubadala will receive one seat on NextDecade’s board of directors…

Warba, Watar Partners, KAAF, and Rimco invest in Beco Capital Fund II

October 2, 2019 (Dubai) The National has reported that Beco Capital, a Dubai-based venture capital firm, raised $100 million through its second fund, which thanks to investor appetite for start-ups, the fund oversubscribed its initial target by $20 million. The company typically invests in regionally-based early-stage start-ups with seed and Series A funding, and provides follow-on funds for the best-performing…

ADIA allocating to direct investments

October 2, 2019 (Abu Dhabi) A recent article on Gulf Business reported that Abu Dhabi based sovereign wealth fund, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is allocating more money to direct investments and stepping up its deal-making with buyout firms. ADIA and Cinven are working with a financial adviser as they consider making a joint bid for KKR’s scientific measurement…

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Greenstone recognised as the most active placement agent according to Preqin data

December 5, 2019  (Dubai) In an article by Institutional Investor, Greenstone Equity Partners was highlighted as the top placement agent based on the number of funds it assisted to raise capital for funds closed from the beginning of 2018 through June 30, 2019. Greenstone assisted 32 funds in attracting a total $17.9 billion over that period.  This research was taken…

Greenstone wins award for enabling global alternative funds to reach Shariah-compliant investors

October 29, 2019  (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners, the largest independent fund placement firm in the Middle East and the leading provider of regulatory-compliant fund marketing and registration services in the GCC, won the award for “Best Advisory Service” at the 14th annual Islamic Business & Finance Awards. The Islamic Business & Finance Awards provide global recognition to exceptional financial institutions…

Middle East investors looking for the right strategies

September 29, 2019  (Dubai) In an interview by Banker Middle East, Greenstone Equity Partners' Chairman, CEO and Founder Alex Gemici, provides valuable insight on the current global political environment and the precarious position of the markets make existing geopolitical tension more of a risk than before.  Highlights from the interview include: Commenting on the challenging geopolitical operating conditions, Alex Gemici…

Dubai based firm collapse leaves entire region with almost no inbound foreign investment

August 1, 2019 (Dubai) In addition to foreign institutional investors, Greenstone Equity Partners is also seeing the GCC investor community move further away from regional fund managers in the wake of the Abraaj collapse, preferring regional direct investment or committing capital to global fund managers.  Greenstone’s Chairman and CEO Alex Gemici, was quoted: “The collapse of Abraaj has eroded institutional…

Greenstone becomes first Fund Placement Firm licensed by UAE Securities and Commodities Authority

June 11, 2019  (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners, the largest fund placement firm in the Middle East, has become the first firm of its kind to obtain a license to promote financial products and foreign securities by the UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA). The SCA has granted Greenstone’s UAE subsidiary, Greenstone Equity Partners Financial Products Promotion L.L.C., a license to perform…

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