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Investcorp plan to double its assets under management

May 6, 2021 Investcorp, the biggest private equity and alternative asset manager in the Middle East, has outlined a plan to double its assets under management within seven years to $50 billion (from c.$25 billion as at end 2018). Built on investing money from wealthy Middle East families and sovereign funds into the U.S. and Europe, Investcorp currently manages over…

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ investing at a faster pace

May 4, 2021 Less than two years into frenetic dealmaking that secured hauls from pharmaceuticals to agricultural trading, Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi’s biggest worry is whether he is moving “fast enough”. ADQ has quickly emerged as Abu Dhabi’s go-to lever for addressing its biggest weaknesses.  Although Alsuwaidi wouldn’t specify ADQ’s size, but said that the $110 billion estimate by Global SWF…

Aldar alliance with Fifth Wall for ‘proptech’

May 03, 2021 Abu Dhabi's Aldar Properties has entered an alliance with Fifth Wall - the world's biggest venture capital firm focussed on real estate technology – to tap into its network of proptech startups in Europe and gain access to the latest technologies and trends in the sector. The partnership with Fifth Wall adds to Aldar’s existing portfolio of…

Saudi Arabia offers new Aramco stake to global energy company

April 28, 2021 Saudi Arabia is in talks to sell a 1% stake in state oil company Saudi Aramco to a leading international energy heavyweight, according to reports. Additional stakes in the world’s largest oil company could be divested also within the next two years. Chinese state-owned players Sinopec and PetroChina earlier expressed their interest to acquire equity in Aramco…

UAE $17 Billion Treasury-purchase larger than China’s

Apr 21, 2021 The UAE went on its biggest Treasury-buying spree on record in February, purchasing more of the safe-haven securities than China in one of the worst months for U.S. debt markets in years. The Gulf nation, OPEC’s third-biggest crude producer, raised its stockpile by about $17 billion to $50.6 billion, making it the largest buyer after the U.K.…

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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…

Abraaj collapse drives GCC-based investors towards U.S. and European fund managers

August 1, 2019 (Dubai) In the wake of the Abraaj collapse, Greenstone Equity Partners observes GCC-based investors accelerating towards well-established fund managers in the U.S. and Europe, preferring to commit fund capital to safer havens in a flight to quality.  Greenstone’s Chairman and CEO Alex Gemici was quoted in Bloomberg as stating: “The collapse of Abraaj has eroded institutional investor…

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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