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CEO's Message

Gulf Capital is a gateway to long-term private investment opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions. We were set up with a clear mission: to be a leading alternative asset management company in the MENA and Africa region.


Dr. Karim El Solh

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gulf Capital Pvt JSC

Based in Abu Dhabi, we draw on deep local knowledge and networks to identify and source promising investments in companies and projects in high-potential sectors and markets. We have a strong track record of growing our companies, adding value to our investments and delivering solid returns for our stakeholders.

Established in 2006 with US$330 million in capital from the region’s leading institutional and individual investors, we have expanded to manage over US$3 billion in alternative assets, with a business spanning private equity, private debt, principal investments and real estate development. We benefit from a number of unique advantages, including a diverse shareholder base that consists of some of the Gulf’s most prestigious institutions and individuals, as well as a board rich in international experience and industry expertise.

Our private equity strategy centres on acquiring strategic stakes in highly profitable and rapidly expanding companies in fast growing, mainly defensive, industries with a tendency to perform regardless of economic cycles. We are one of the first regional private equity firms with a dedicated team of post-acquisition specialists. Through active ownership and a focus on operational improvement and expansion, we accelerate our portfolio companies’ growth and help them reach higher profitability.

Our private debt business focuses on providing capital to traditionally underserved firms in the Middle East and Turkey and Africa, supporting their growth ambitions and regional expansion. We also specialise in providing acquisition finance to regional and global investment firms looking to invest in leveraged buy-outs.

In property, we have teamed up with The Related Companies, the most prominent privately owned real estate firm in the United States, to create iconic mixed-use developments that cater to the Gulf’s increasingly affluent consumer class. Our real estate development arm, Gulf Related, specialises in high-end retail, mixed-use and residential developments across the Gulf.

We look forward to cementing our reputation for successfully sourcing unique investment opportunities, growing assets and delivering strong returns to our investors and shareholders. We are confident that existing and prospective investors and shareholders will continue to regard us as the partner of choice as they look to participate in one of the world’s most compelling growth stories.

Dr. Karim El Solh
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gulf Capital Pvt JSC

 

 
 
 
 
 

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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