October 2017 - Growthgate-led Consortium sells majority stake held in JetSet Equity Partners Realizing Hefty Returns


03 January 2017 - Gama Aviation Plc teams with BBA Aviation Plc to create the US's largest Aircraft Management Business


May 31, 2016 - Mergermarket holds an interview with Managing Partner and Founder of Growthgate Capital, about investment and exit opportunities.


May 2016 - Bloomberg Businessweek Interview - The Path To Growth


June 9 2015 – Forbes Middle East - Growthgate Capital selected as one of “Forbes' Top Companies Making An Impact In The Arab World“


May 17 2015 – Gulf News – Why do PE firms in the MENA region have a unique position among all other types of regional investors? A deep dive into the topic of Corporate Governance


April 2015 - FinanceME - Growthgate Capital looks at the possibilities of a broader stock market in the region


April 30, 2015 - Mergermarket holds an interview with Managing Partner and Founder of Growthgate Capital, about the company's growth and business development plans going forward.


Riyadh, KSA - 3 February 2015: averda, the largest waste management company in the MENA region, is launching the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's first underground waste containers. The deployment will bring one of the most efficient underground waste systems to heavily populated areas such as Riyadh, Jeddah and Jubail.


Growthgate Capital has sold its 70 percent stake in Able Logistics Group, a logistics provider in Dubai, to Kerry Logistics Network, for $32 million. Growthgate has realized total proceeds on the


Growthgate Capital, the Gulf-based investment firm announced today that it has exited from its investment in Able Logistics Group (Able) by selling its 70 percent equity stake therein to Kerry


Feature on Gama Aviation, a portfolio company of Growthgate Capital, with an interview of Gama CEO Marwan Khalek.


Growthgate Capital, the Gulf-based investment firm announced today that its portfolio company Gama Aviation has proposed a £82 million ($127 million) reverse takeover with Hangar 8 Plc, an


Gama Aviation FZE plans to widen its presence at Sharjah International Airport from the New Year with heightened engineering capability and a commitment to build a new hangar to serve the increasing range of based and visiting aircraft at its new Sharjah FBO.


Dubai - averda, the largest waste management company in the Middle East and North Africa, held the official launch of Dubai's first electronic waste (e-waste) collection service in partnership with


Scores of Syrians waiting to register at the newly opened UN Refugee Agency registration centre in Khalda last Thursday experienced their first iris-scanning.


Karim Souaid introduces the 5th White paper published by Growthgate Capital and Harvard Business School that seeks to debunk some of the myths surrounding Private Equity, by reviewing how local and


The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Economy has published new rules allowing firms in the Gulf Arab state to use existing shares when listing on local exchanges or raising fresh equity capital, a move likely to boost private equity in the country.


A former canteen in Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) building has been converted into a swish private aviation terminal designed to cater to the UAE’s VIPs and high-flying executives.


Interview with Growthgate Partner Haythem Macki


As Dubai freight-forwarding firm Able Logistics Group began preparing early this year to go public, it conducted a leveraged recapitalisation, taking on fresh bank debt so it could pay a cash dividend to shareholders.


Growthgate-backed IrisGuard featured in a cover story in Arabian Business, about the company's beginnings, business strategy and expansion.


Growthgate-backed International Food Services (IFS) featured in a seven page spread in Entrepreneur Magazine, about the company's beginnings, business strategy and expansion. Article in Arabic see enclosure


Growthgate-backed Able Logistics featured in an eight page spread in Entrepreneur Magazine, about the company's beginnings, business strategy and expansion. Article in Arabic see enclosure


The role of the private sector in spurring economic recovery and securing youth employment for millions of graduates in the Middle East has been both underestimated and misrepresented.


Buyout firm Growthgate Capital plans to take freight-forwarding company Able Logistics Group public in Dubai around the end of this year, a senior Growthgate executive told Reuters, in a sign of growing strength in the region's equity markets.


قبل أحداث سبتمبر 2001كانت بدايات شركة ايرس جارد في المملكة العربية السعودية، كان الهدف إيجاد حل لمشكلة الحجاج المعروفة بـ "حج ولم يعد" وتتمثل هذه المشكلة بذهاب الحاج إلى الأراضي المقدسة ومن ثم البقاء هناك بشكل غير قانوني، حيث يعمد المخالفون إلى التخلص من كافة أوراقهم الرسمية بعد أداء فريضة الحج والتسلل بعد ذلك إلى المدن السعودية، وثبت أن بعض هؤلاء استطاعوا البقاء بشكل غير قانوني لسنوات طويلة.


Deal making is sometimes a benchmark of success in the financial sector. From M&A league tables to total volumes of capital deployed, deal activity seems to gather pace and reflect the vibrancy of a


5 Arab businesswomen to keep an eye on From nascent entrepreneurs to corporate powerhouses, an increasing number of women have been assuming pivotal roles in MENA’s private and public sector. This trend has been in part attributed to


Santa Claus is coming to the American Film Market via CMG. CMG, which has brought the animated “Khumba,” “Zambezia” and “Hoodwinked” to market, is launching international sales with initial footage on 3D animated “The Santa Story,” scheduled for a 2015 holiday season release.


Wheels Up, the newly-launched revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that lowers the cost of entry to private aviation and provides unparalleled flexibility and service, has


In Part 2 of Privcap’s interview, Karim Souaid describes the history and shareholders of Growthgate Capital, which invests in GCC companies. He tells why Growthgate avoids investments in the energy


Scores of Syrians waiting to register at the newly opened UN Refugee Agency registration centre in Khalda last Thursday experienced their first iris-scanning.


Karim Souaid, Managing Partner, is interviewed by Privcap Founder Mr. David Snow on navigating Saudi Arabia & the 'MUST markets'.


At the beginning of the Middle East and North Africa private equity gold rush of the late 2000s, most managers of newly formed funds advertised the strategic merits of mega infrastructure deals and the


Networking in Cannes and breaking ground on a mixed-use themed development in Jordan is all a week’s work for the Jordan headquartered multimedia company RGH Entertainment.


When Tarig El-Sheikh lost his investment banking job in 2008, he co-founded a bespoke tailoring service making suits and shirts in Dubai, predominantly for US customers. Knot Standard has over the


Growthgate Capital Corp, a Dubai-based private-equity firm with investments in companies that are valued at $1.4 billion, said it may invest an additional $200 million in businesses in the Middle East


Growthgate Capital Corp., a Dubai-based private-equity (PEY) firm with investments in companies that are valued at $1.4 billion, said it may invest an additional $200 million in businesses in the Middle East that weren’t hurt by the turmoil of the Arab Spring as difficulties raising funds abate.


Middle-East-based Averda is investing €15 million in Irish group the City Bin Co in a move that will create 35 new jobs.Galway-based City Bin Co announced that Averda, a waste management business


Ever since the acronym ‘BRICs’ was coined to depict a group of emerging markets with highest signs of growth, alternative asset class managers have devised strategies to capture the anticipated


Vijay Vikram, managing director of Able Logistics Group, understands that the mainland's role as the world's manufacturing hub will increasingly impact the economy of the Middle East. Armed with this


Seeqnce is part of another Arab spring. Incubators are trying to do for Cairo (Flat6Labs) and Jordan (Oasis500) what Seeqnce is doing for Beirut. Private-equity firms such as Abraaj Capital and


Gama Aviation announced today that the Scottish Ambulance Service has again selected the company to be its dedicated provider of air ambulance services, extending its contract for seven more years, to


RGH Entertainment (a division of Rubicon Group Holding) has earned the top prize in the TV Episode category at the Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAFF) for A Very Pink Christmas, a half-hour


The acquisition of Ronaldson Airmotive further strengthens the aerospace engineering


Averda, one of the environmental solutions providers in the region, has turned its advanced, specialist cleaning operations up a notch by encouraging community participation in its clean-up efforts with the


Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent, David Tennant and Stephen Mangan are all to deliver an all–star voice cast for a big-screen version of British children’s TV show Postman Pat.


The devices have a key job; to scan irises, the coloured part of the eye, so that newcomers are added to a government database and criminals are kept at bay.


Does good corporate governance lead to better value? It is a simple question, but it has complex ramifications in private equity in this region.


On June 30, 2011 Keystone Equity Partners, the General Manager of Growthgate Capital Corporation has organized the “First Annual Private Equity Roundtable”, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers – Dubai.


Oman Air Cargo unveiled its Pan-GCC custom bonded truck services connecting Muscat with Salalah and other GCC countries. Hailed as a milestone in the annals of Oman Air achievements, this service will be effective from 1st June 2011.


In May 5, 1961, moments before blasting off on his historic space voyage, astronaut Alan Shepard couldn‟t help thinking “that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder,” according to press reports from the time. That‟s the anecdote Ben Rothke, a senior security consultant in New York for BT Professional Services, a leading IT security firm in El Segundo, Calif., uses to describe the flimsiness of the system billions of people depend on to access everything