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Middle East funds, Japanese, Koreans seeking mining and gold investments

INTERNATIONAL. Sovereign wealth funds from the Middle East, and Japanese and Korean companies are seeking mining acquisitions and investments after asset values dropped, competing with Chinese companies, UBS said. “This is the time to do that because asset values are low,” Paul Knight, managing director and joint global head of metals and mining with UBS, said [...]

By | 2017-06-20T10:31:06+00:00 March 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chasing Growth in all the Wrong Places by Fawaz Halazon

As the global financial system has seen the very principles on which it has been based tested to the core, the question of what the future holds for the global economy and financial industry has become a permanent feature in every social, media or casual discussion. The one thing that most will agree on is that the world today [...]

By | 2017-06-19T12:36:27+00:00 January 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ziad Kawash Managing Director of Equity-i speaks at Terrapin Private Equity World MENA conference

Ziad Kawash Managing Director of Equity-i speaks at Terrapin Private Equity World MENA held in Dubai, the most comprehensive private equity conference in the MENA region that brings together leading investors, entrepreneurs and private equity leaders from the region. Equity-i was represented on a panel comprised of Africa private equity specialists. The Equity-i Managing Director [...]

By | 2017-06-23T07:56:06+00:00 November 23rd, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Equity-I leads the acquisition of a 78% stake in City Gourmet International

Equity-I, a Dubai-based private equity firm, has announced the successful acquisition of a 78% stake in City Gourmet International (CGI), the owner of the international master franchising rights of such leading Parisian brands as the famous tea house “Angelina”, “Brasserie Lipp”, “Viagio”, and “Bert’s Cafe”, amongst others. Equity-I teamed up with a strategic investor on the [...]

By | 2017-06-20T09:30:10+00:00 May 13th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Orascom Telecom Secures US$ 2.5 bn Committed

Cairo, March 2nd, 2008: Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. ("Orascom Telecom” or “the Company”) announced today that it has secured commitments and underwritings for a five year senior secured debt facility totaling US$ 2.5 billion. General syndication of the facility was launched on February 29th, 2008. The Facility will be used to refinance the outstanding amounts [...]

By | 2017-06-20T10:50:51+00:00 March 2nd, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Equity-I Appoints Advisory Board

Following the recent successful completion of Equity-i’s capital raise from strategic gulf-based investors, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of a group of renowned and well respected businessmen to its Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders with long track records of success in the natural resources, real estate, telecom [...]

By | 2017-06-20T09:24:20+00:00 January 20th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Equity-i completes Private Placement

Dubai:  Equity-I, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, announced the successful completion of a capital raise placed to strategic gulf-based investors. The company will use the proceeds of this raise to expand the Company’s reach into their sectors of focus, including African and MENA telecom, regional real estate development and retail concepts, amongst others. The [...]

By | 2017-06-20T09:27:43+00:00 January 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Orascom launches Onkosh

Dubai, UAE, Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. (“OTH” or “Orascom Telecom”), a major player in the telecommunication market in the world, today unveiled a new exciting bi-lingual search engine that will change the way Internet users look for Arab-related content. With the growing amount and interest in Arabic content on the Web and the increasing number [...]

By | 2017-06-20T10:37:29+00:00 October 10th, 2007|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Casual Dining Expert Appointed President of Gourmet Gulf Company

Dubai - Gourmet Gulf Company, the region's leading restaurant holding group that owns and manages concept brands, today announced the appointment of Antonio Bautista as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. As President and COO, Mr. Bautista will be responsible for shaping and developing the company's growth, profitability and operational efficiency. With [...]

By | 2017-06-19T12:31:46+00:00 September 3rd, 2007|Uncategorized|0 Comments