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Our Approach

Targeting high-potential sectors with a history of solid performance, we offer medium to long-term investment opportunities that produce competitive returns.


Investment Strategy

Gulf Capital puts our transaction and operating experience to use to improve the long-term growth and profitability of our portfolio companies. We seek strategic ownership opportunities that take advantage of our region's strong economic and demographic growth prospects and where our expertise allows us to make positive contributions. We believe that making companies strategically and financially stronger enhances their value and is the key to consistently generating superior returns. This proposition - built on the concept of partnership and growth - appeals to owners/founders, entrepreneurs, family businesses and management teams who believe in our ability to help their companies succeed, and as a result, our partners often retain meaningful ownership interests to continue the growth journey with Gulf Capital.

Investment Approach

Gulf Capital employs a highly disciplined investment approach grounded in thorough due diligence. We draw upon our transaction and financing experience to balance a sharp focus on capital preservation with the delivery of attractive returns. Gulf Capital targets industries that we believe offer the best private investment opportunities, characterised by high growth, global competitiveness, and the potential for transformational change. We strive to build a portfolio that is diverse in terms of transaction type and industry across the Gulf Cooperation Council and neighbouring countries such as Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. With significant capital raised through our various funds, we have a deep pool of resources at our disposal, along with a global network of strategic relationships that allows us to act quickly on opportunities that we are convinced will benefit our investors.

Our exclusive access to these opportunities is enhanced by a network of prominent regional shareholders and a blue-chip collection of global institutional partners. Gulf Capital is a patient investor, typically holding investments for at least three to five years to give portfolio companies sufficient room to grow and to produce attractive capital gains and robust internal rates of return.

Operational Improvement

Operational improvement is key to the value we create and we have a dedicated operations group, Excellence O2, to help maximise the performance of firms we invest in. We actively apply our expertise in our portfolio companies to accelerate their growth and empower them to achieve their strategic objectives. We emphasize operational health and flexibility above all, encouraging the use of at most modest financial leverage so that debt obligations do not impede the realization of growth plans. Instead of relying on financial engineering to achieve outsized returns, we assist our partners in developing and delivering value-creating initiatives in areas such as sales, manufacturing, human resources and financial planning. Gulf Capital also provides our portfolio companies support for transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising. These efforts help drive revenue growth, control expenses and maximise profitability across our portfolio.

 
 
 
 
 

Fraud Alert

Fraud Alert - Important alert to Gulf Capital Investors,Shareholders, the Financial Services Community and the Public

Fraudsters are engaging in a fraudulent email and website scams whereby websites and communications are targeting members of the public and potential investors (victims) by fraudulently using the identity of legitimate members of Gulf Capital's Executive team or Gulf Capital's Board of Directors to solicit investments and other dealings, without authority, and for a malicious purpose. Neither Gulf Capital's Chief Executive Officer nor any members of its Board of Directors or other members of its Executive team have made any offers for investment partnership or other dealings through these channels and the names, and identities of such individuals are being used illegally and without their consent.

Gulf Capital and its management have taken and will continue to take legal action against anyone found misusing Gulf Capital's name or the names or identities of any members of the Board of Directors of Gulf Capital or Gulf Capital's Executive team illegally or without consent for whatever reason.

Report Scams

We invite you to immediately contact fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com* if any of the following occur:

  1. You have received any unsolicited correspondence or investment advice or you think you have been contacted in relation to a possible scam (whether by telephone, email or courier) by sources fraudulently impersonating Gulf Capital's Board of Directors or any members of Gulf Capital's Executive team.
  2. You have received notice from anyone outside of Gulf Capital informing you or raising concern regarding the fact that they may have been contacted by any sources fraudulently impersonating Gulf Capital's Board of Directors or any members of Gulf Capital's Executive team.
  3. You have received any communications referencing any of Gulf Capital's Board of Directors that you consider are suspicious or which you are not sure how to respond to.
  4. You have any concerns about the authenticity of any website passing itself off as a website operated by Gulf Capital or referencing the names and identities of the Board of Directors of Gulf Capital or any of its Executive team without authority.
*Note: When forwarding suspicious e-mails to fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com:
  1. Do not modify the original subject line or contents enclosed, and do not include any personal or confidential information.
  2. Forward the full internet headers of any suspicious emails to fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com before deleting as this information willhelp Gulf Capital to track the true origin of the correspondence. The internet headers can be found through your e-mail system from within the e-mail. For example, in Microsoft Outlook, you can find the internet headers by opening the e-mail, then choosing "View" and "Options". Depending on the e-mail system that you use, the process for locating the internet headers will vary. We recommend you either copy and paste the internet header and message into a new e-mail or scan the e-mail and full headers and send as a PDF attachment to ensure it is received by fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com.

Protect Yourself

  1. We recommend that you avoid getting into a conversation with any fraudsters or revealingany personal or identifying information, but you should endeavor to record thepurported name of the person and organisation along with any other information they give you (e.g., telephone number, address etc.) and then forward all such information to fraud-detection@gulfcapital.com.
  2. You should obtain independent legal and financial and professional advice before handing over any funds or entering into any agreements in relation to such solicitations.
  3. We recommend that you not respond or open any attachments or links associated with any suspicious e-mails.
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