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Gulf Capital hires Sharaf for private debt arm

The senior hire brings significant leveraged finance experience to the company’s Gulf Credit Partners arm.

DOWNLOAD: Private debt LPs’ 2019 wish list

LPs plan to maintain their allocations to the asset class and rank a strong GP track record as the most important factor in due diligence.

Fundraising exec Mancer leaves Ardian – exclusive

Yacine Mancer, credited with raising a substantial amount of capital from the Middle East, has departed the firm where he spent more than seven years.

NBK investment aims to reap Saudi infra windfall

The firm’s sharia-compliant financing is the third from its second mezzanine fund, which has a target return similar to the 17% achieved by the first fund.

NBK returns 17% gross for MENA’s first mezzanine fund

The $157m 2009-vintage vehicle targeted mid-sized companies in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey.

Trio of deals for Gulf Capital

The Abu Dhabi-based manager’s second private debt fund has completed transactions in Egypt, East Africa and Turkey.

NBK closes MENA mezzanine fund

The Dubai-based fund manager has collected $160m for the vehicle, which will target mid-market companies in consumer-centric sectors.

Abraaj new credit fund will target MENA

Just 1% of the private debt capital raised in the first half of the year went to Africa-focused funds.

Client Fund Managers raises $412m

View the latest capital raise.

Waha appoints private credit MD

The UAE-based investment firm recently announced it is launching a debt fund and has already seeded the offering.

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