NBK Capital Partners launches MENA Real Estate Platform

Dubai: January 30, 2017

NBK Capital Partners has been the leading provider of growth capital solutions to companies across the region

NBK Capital Partners launches MENA Real Estate Platform focused on Regional Sale Leaseback Solutions.

NBK Capital Partners (“NBKCP”) has announced the launch of its MENA Real Estate investments platform to augment its MENA Private Equity and Private Credit investment businesses.

Over the past decade, NBKCP has been the leading provider of growth capital solutions to companies across the region. The launch of their Real Estate investments practice enables NBKCP to provide companies with yet another innovative growth capital solution, releasing the capital trapped in their real estate assets and channeling it back into growth initiatives including expansion of new business lines or funding their corporate M&A activities.

Mr. Yaser Moustafa, NBKCP Senior Managing Director, added, “The additional Real Estate capacity cements our status as a reliably profitable and innovative conduit of capital between regional business owners and global investors.”

Mohamed Ali leads the MENA Real Estate practice. Prior to joining the firm, Mohamed led the team that launched and managed a US$ 200 million portfolio of yielding real estate assets in the GCC, including a school in the United Arab Emirates and logistics center in the Sultanate of Oman. Ziad Nasr, Principal in Business Development, will lead the fundraising and investor relations efforts for the MENA Real Estate platform. Formerly, Ziad was with PineBridge Investments as a member of the Business Development team. NBKCP’s proven track record is the result of strong deal origination capabilities, choosing the right talent, and a hands-on operational approach.

NBK Capital Partners is the alternative investment group of NBK Capital based in Dubai with presence in Kuwait, Bahrain, and Turkey. The firm targets companies in the MENA region presenting significant growth potential and opportunities for value creation. It currently manages four investment funds across Private Equity and Private Credit, as well as the newly launched Real Estate platform.

Since the launch of its first fund in 2007, NBK Capital Partners has successfully sourced and executed 23 investments, primarily across the consumer, education and healthcare sectors, and exited 11 investments. With the launch of the first mezzanine fund in the MENA region in 2009, the firm is now the leading private credit investor with the largest number of investments and exits in the region.