Private Equity Funds

Our funds reflect Gulf Capital’s focus on its dynamic home region, and the companies and sectors poised to benefit most from the Middle East’s robust growth prospects.

Gulf Capital Syndicate I

A USD145 million fund closed in 2007, Gulf Capital Syndicate I is fully invested and distributed to investors. Its major holdings included a majority stake in the region’s leading privately held water company, Metito, which produced capital gains that valued our investment at over 3.5 times the original investment when it was successfully exited.

Gulf Capital Equity Partners Fund II

Gulf Capital Equity Partners Fund II, L.P. is Gulf Capital’s flagship buyout fund. Launched in conjunction with Credit Suisse Alternative Investments, it continues Gulf Capital’s proven strategy of buying controlling stakes in established market leaders in the GCC, targeting high-growth industries such as oil and gas, power, water, healthcare, education, and logistics. It is the first regional private equity fund to derive the majority of its investors from international markets, including the United States, Europe and Asia. The fund held its first closing in August 2008 and its final closing in February 2010. Total commitments in the fund stand at USD533 million.

Gulf Capital Equity Partners Fund III

The control-oriented growth buy-out fund, focused primarily on the GCC, is the largest fund raised by Gulf Capital to date. The investors in GC Equity Partners Fund III include a significant number of regional and international limited partners, comprising of Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds, Endowments, Funds of Funds, insurance companies, family offices and other institutional clients. Over 50 percent of external investors are from the US, Europe and the Far East, highlighting the appeal of the GCC region to global investors. Raised in under a year with a target of USD550 million (AED 2.024 billion), Fund III held its first closing in January 2014 and was significantly oversubscribed above its hard-cap of USD750 million (AED 2.76 billion) in October, 2014.


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, fake job offers 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, offers of employment 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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