Growthgate Capital Corporation B.S.C. (“Growthgate”) is a private investment firm established in late 2007, as a closed joint stock company in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Growthgate is engaged in direct equity investments with a focus on the middle market segment. Growthgate principally invests in well-managed, profitable mid-sized companies that exhibit strong growth and expansion prospect in the GCC markets and other select countries of the MENA region.
Growthgate was initially formed by a team of seasoned corporate financiers and dealmakers whose extensive experience and track record include landmark transactions in the MENA region in a variety of sectors. This team was soon joined by a group of founding shareholders comprised of State-owned banks, public pension funds, investment companies, and single-family offices.
Growthgate has since 2008 invested in 8 platform companies and, in turn, conducted over 24 bolt-on acquisitions. Growthgate’s portfolio companies have operated in diverse sectors including: logistics & transport, waste management, distribution of building materials, business jet engineering & management, steel fabrication, biometrics, food processing & catering services, computer animation & themed entertainment, and modern retailing.
Growthgate has since 2014, completed 4 exits by selling its portfolio companies operating in steel fabrication (Roots Steel), private jet management (Gama Aviation plc and Gama MENA), and in logistics (Able Logistics Group) via listings on the London Stock Exchange, cross-border M&A and private placements; and has conducted one major investment in 2015 in the modern retailing sector.