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Company Overview of Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC

Company Overview

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in late venture, late stage control buyouts, growth capital, industry consolidations, add-on acquisitions, and mezzanine investments in mid-market companies. It prefers to invest in oil and gas, power and water utilities, real estate, logistics, food products and basic necessities, industry and manufacturing, media and telecom, financial services, education, healthcare sectors, and sectors with high government involvement. The firm seeks to make equity investments between $25 million and $100 million, although this figure can increase through co-investment. The firm typically invests in private companies based in...

Al Sila Tower

25th Floor

Abu Dhabi Global Market

P.O.Box 27522

Abu Dhabi,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 2006


971 2 671 6060


971 2 694 2703

Key Executives for Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner of Private Equity, and Director
Age: 46
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Age: 66
Co-Founder, Director, and Member of Advisory Board
Age: 72
Co-Founder, Director and Member of Advisory Board
Co-Founder and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC Key Developments

Gulf Capital Postpones IPO

Karim El Solh, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC said, "The next 18 months, we will focus on investing in our companies". Karim El Solh further added, “Capital markets now are not very exciting. I don’t think the IPO window is open, so we are keeping our head low and keep on building value, and when the window opens we’re ready. At some point, oil will come back and markets will come back.”

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC Presents at ICBI's The 9th Annual SuperReturn Middle East 2015, Nov-08-2015 through Nov-11-2015

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC Presents at ICBI's The 9th Annual SuperReturn Middle East 2015, Nov-08-2015 through Nov-11-2015. Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Presentation Date & Speakers: Nov-08-2015, Muhannad M. Qubbaj, Managing Director of Private Equity and Business Development. Nov-09-2015, Richard Dallas, Managing Director. Nov-10-2015, Muhannad M. Qubbaj, Managing Director of Private Equity and Business Development, Walid Cherif, Managing Director; Managing Director and Co-Head of Gulf Credit Partners.

Gulf Private Equity Firms Reportedly Battle For Stake In Al Raya

Three private equity firms are looking to acquire a majority stake in Al Raya For Foodstuff Company Ltd, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Augsut 25, 2015, with a deal likely worth as much as $300 million. The Abraaj Group, Fajr Capital Limited and Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC are in the running to acquire the stake in the grocer being sold by Levant Investment Management Limited and The Rohatyn Group, LLC (TRG). These three lodged initial bids in late July and are now due to file more comprehensive proposals before the deadline for second-round bids in the next two weeks, the sources added. Abraaj and Fajr declined to comment, as did Levant Capital and TRG. Gulf Capital didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity as the information isn't public. Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) is also bidding for the Al Raya For Foodstuff, which may be valued at $460 million, EMIS reported on September 13, 2015.

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