Topics: Investing

Private Equity Struggling to Raise Funds in the Middle East

Private Equity Struggling to Raise Funds in the ...

Private equity and venture capital funds are not performing strongly in the Middle East, according to the latest reporting. MENA Private Equity Association published its annual report, which shows a 41% drop in private equity and venture capital funds last year. In terms of the region’s winner, UAE attracted the most interest from private equity funds.   The report’s findings [...]

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make Capital Deliver Super Returns

Hunting Green Unicorns and Other Ways to Make ...

A new breed of investor is pursuing a "triple bottom line" strategy, including in their due diligence an analysis of the social, environmental and governance  risks and impacts of investments. As result, there are new opportunities for investing in transportation networks, alternative energy infrastructure, textiles and even farmlands. The motivation is to make money on the deals but also to [...]

Israel Dealmaking Down in 2013

Israel Dealmaking Down in 2013

Private equity dealmaking in Israel was down significantly, by 39 percent, in 2013 to USD 2.2 billion, according to Reuters, citing the latest IVC Research Center data. The report said that the reasons for the decrease include competition from strategic buyers who offer higher valuations, private equity funds being more focused on exits, and a cautious investment sentiment.   But [...]

Middle East Asset Managers Allocate More to PE in 2013; Invesco Study

Middle East Asset Managers Allocate More to PE in ...

Major sovereign governments and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in the Middle East are increasingly considering new private equity models for investment, according to the fourth annual Invesco Middle East Asset Management Study.   Allocation to PE has increased by 8% on average over the past three years, according to the 2013 study. Nearly all SWFs started out investing into funds [...]