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June 03, 2015 10:47 AM ET

Capital Markets

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. 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 the GCC including Unite...

Al Sila Tower

25th Floor

Sowwah Square

P.O.Box 27522

Abu Dhabi,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 2006

Phone:

971 2 671 6060

Fax:

971 2 694 2703

Key Executives for Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner of Private Equity, and Director
Age: 45
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Age: 65
Co-Founder, Director, and Member of Advisory Board
Age: 71
Co-Founder, Director and Member of Advisory Board
Co-Founder and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC Key Developments

Gulf Capital Presents at Middle East Investment Summit 2015, Mar-30-2015 12:50 PM

Gulf Capital Presents at Middle East Investment Summit 2015, Mar-30-2015 12:50 PM. Venue: Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Speakers: Richard Dallas, Managing Director of Private Equity.

Gulf Capital Postpones IPO; Mulls Acquisitions

Gulf Capital Pvt. JSC has postponed plans to go public because of the “soft” equity markets but will plough ahead with as many as six acquisitions in 2015, Karim El Solh, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Capital, said. “We realized with liquidity being plenty, and banks lending at very attractive rates, it was much more optimal for us to fund ourselves using debt rather than the equity market,” said Karim El Solh on the sidelines of a conference in Abu Dhabi. Gulf Capital is not the only firm to put IPO plans on hold. "We’re looking aggressively on anything consumer-related,” said Solh. “I think we expect between private equity and credit to do four to six transactions this year.”

Gulf Capital Closes AED 850 Million Revolver Credit Facility

Gulf Capital announced that it has successfully closed an AED 850 million syndicated revolving credit facility lead arranged by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank as Initial Mandated Lead Arranger and First Gulf Bank PJSC as Mandated Lead Arranger. The new six-year facility will help fund Gulf Capital's growing pipeline of investments across its various business units, including Private Equity, Credit and Mezzanine and Real Estate.

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