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PIF aiming to be the worlds largest SWF by 2020

April 25, 2019 (Saudi Arabia) According to an article on Arabian Business, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) is growing its assets faster on the international pool as they are trying to diversify, increasing the size and proportion of their total international assets.  PIF's current AUM of $290 billion makes it the 11th largest Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) globally…

ADIA to invest in 49% stake of airport holding firm

April 19, 2019 (Hyderbad) As reported by The Hindu, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) have signed a pact buying 49% stake in an airport holding firm.  GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd. (GVKPIL), through two subsidiaries, has entered into an agreement for selling a 49% stake in its airports holding company to ADIA and the National Investment & Infrastructure Fund…

QIA invests in $5.6 billion portfolio of New York retail properties

April 19, 2019  (New York / Dubai) According to an article on Reuters, QIA and private realty firm Crown Acquisitions said on Friday they were the unnamed investors in a deal with Vornado Realty Trust valued at $5.56 billion that involves a portfolio of prime New York retail properties. Vornado sold a non-controlling stake in its portfolio of properties along…

Mubadala looking to broaden real estate portfolio

March 20, 2019 (Abu Dhabi) Gulf News has reported that Mubadala, a UAE investment giant has just picked up Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island and is open to acquisitions in real estate to broaden its portfolio. Ali Eid Al Mheiri, Executive Director of real estate and infrastructure commented, "We are focussing on real estate investments in the UAE and…

PIF of Saudi Arabia invests $1 billion+ in Lucid Motors

April 3, 2019 (Silicon Valley / Saudi Arabia) According to an article on Benzinga, Lucid Motors confirmed today that it has closed its previously announced $1 billion+ investment from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF). This latest round of financing further propels the company towards the commercial launch of its first electric vehicle, the Lucid Air, in 2020.…

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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…

Middle East based boutiques offer alternative to global firms

April 7, 2019 (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners is leading the dialogue on challenges faced by bankers looking to go it alone in the Middle East.  Greenstone Equity Partners' Alex Gemici, was quoted: Even if the founder has deep personal relationships within the region, clients and counterparties want to feel comfortable that any new firm will have longevity and will operate…

Liquidity becoming key for investing in hedge funds

April 7, 2019 (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners shares it's depth and breadth of expert industry knowledge on hedge funds.  Alex Gemici, Greenstone's CEO has been quoted: There has been a swing back to high quality hedge funds in recent years as investors have begun to ascribe greater value to liquidity. In asset classes such as private equity or venture capital,…

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