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Huge demand in Sharia-compliant sukuk trades with issuance expected to grow

June 13, 2021 A brace of Arabian Gulf sukuk trades racked up enormous order books this past month, indicating high levels of pent-up demand for Sharia-compliant paper. Despite some "teething problems", sukuk issuance is expected to grow rapidly as hungry investors pile in. Saudi Arabian oil group Aramco raised $6 Billion in June as the company returned to the international…

Saudi PIF expansion drive pushes it up the global SWF rankings

June 10, 2021 The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s new “league table” now places Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the seventh-largest SWF in the world. With its AUM already around $430 billion the PIF is on the right trajectory to reach its stated ambition of holding over $2 trillion in assets under management by 2030. While the Kuwait Investment…

ADIA plans to join one of the biggest leveraged buyouts of all time, investing c.$1 billion

June 10, 2021 The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) have confirmed that they are backing the takeover of Medline by Blackstone Group Inc., Carlyle Group Inc. and Hellman & Friedman. Also investing in the deal is Singapore’s state-owned investor GIC Pte, which values Medline at over $30 billion. Medline is the biggest private US manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies…

Prosperity7 Ventures of Saudi Aramco invests in Boston-based cloud storage start-up

June 6, 2021 Aramco’s $1 billion diversified venture capital fund is contributing to a $25 million follow-on investment through a deal that will give Wasabi a foothold in the Middle East. The investment is alongside the venture capital arm of disk-drive maker Western Digital and aims to offer a cheaper and faster alternative to Amazon Web Services’ S3 storage product.…

Record income for Mubadala following $29 billion investments in tech and life sciences

May 6, 2021 Mubadala Investment Company has reported a 36 percent rise in total income to AED72 billion ($19.59 billion) after a year of frenetic deal making and significant growth in its public equities portfolio and funds. In 2020 alone, Mubadala invested AED108 billion ($29.39 billion) in telecom, pharma and tech. While UAE and US remain its largest geographic areas…

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Fundamentals key in identifying successful IPO investment opportunities

July 11, 2021 (Dubai) Greenstone Equity Partners shares it's depth and breadth of expert industry knowledge on initial public offerings (IPO), and is leading the dialogue when it comes to challenges faced by investors looking to identify companies with positive long-term prospects when listing.  Whilst IPOs are the cornerstone of modern equity markets and have the potential to provide large…

Greenstone Equity Partners supports Arden Group final close of Arden Real Estate Partners, III L.P. at $500 million in equity

June 22, 2021  (Dubai) Earlier this month, Arden Group announced the final close of the firm’s third fully discretionary equity fund, Arden Real Estate Partners, III L.P., at $500 million. Greenstone Equity Partners supported Arden in achieving fund closure by raising capital from its network of GCC-based institutional investors. Craig A. Spencer, Arden’s CEO, stated: although the global pandemic slowed…

Greenstone recognized globally as top placement firm in 2018 and 2019

December 5, 2019  (Dubai) In an article by Institutional Investor, Greenstone Equity Partners was highlighted as the top placement agent for funds closed from the beginning of 2018 through June 30, 2019. Greenstone assisted 32 funds which attracted a total of $17.9 billion over that period, according to Preqin's December 2019 League Tables special report on Prominent Placement Agents.  Preqin…

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