Since 2009, when we launched the first mezzanine fund for the MENA region, we have provided mezzanine debt capital across a wide range of opportunities. Our investment strategy encompasses the following key parameters:

Sector Focus

We invest in a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on:

  • Consumer discretionary
  • Consumer staples
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Energy
Company Characteristics
  • Businesses headquartered in the GCC, Turkey, the Levant and North Africa
  • Current year EBITDA of at least USD 3 million and up to USD 25 million
  • History of consistent earnings and potential to grow revenue, earnings and free cash flow over time
  • Differentiated and diversified products or services
Investment Profile
  • Deploy USD 10 and up to USD 30 million in either conventional or shariah-compliant financing structures in the form of senior, subordinated, or convertible debt as well as convertible preferred equity for a variety of uses including:
    • Growth capital for organic growth initiatives such as new product extensions and capital investment projects
    • Growth capital for industry consolidations and buy-and-build situations
    • Refinancings and recapitalizations
    • Strategic or sponsor-led acquisitions and/or add-ons of new businesses
    • Management buyouts
  • All our investments are through funds established in offshore jurisdictions