May 24, 2016 2:40 AM ET

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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, beverage, and basic necessities, industry and manufacturing, media and telecom, financial services, education, healthcare sectors, and sectors with high government involvement. The firm typically invests in private companies based in the GCC including United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Middle East, and North A...

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
Co-Founder and Director
Managing Director of Operations and Managing Director of Private Equity
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC Key Developments

Gulf Capital Mulls IPO

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC had been considering an initial public offering, but any such move would likely not happen for at least two or three years until market conditions improved, Karim El Solh, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital, said.

Gulf Capital Seeks Acquisitions

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC is seeking acquisitions. Karim El Solh, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital said that Gulf Capital is entering 2016 well capitalised and are continuously looking for opportunistic acquisitions of market leaders in defensive sectors.

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.”

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