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Sovereign wealth interest is becoming apparent as one of the world’s nascent debt markets shows signs of growth.
Private debt is yet to gain a foothold in the region, but this may be about to change.
The vehicle is the first NBK Capital Partners fund to offer credit compliant with sharia rules.
The appointment forms part of Tikehau’s push to build stronger relationship with investors across the MENA region.
The joint venture is one of the first of its kind since the UAE and Israel signed a peace accord last year.
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The appointments bring significant mezzanine investment experience to the Middle East-focused fund manager.
The strategy has experienced a spike in fundraising, and market players don’t think that will slow down anytime soon.
The transaction is part of the Bahrain-listed firm’s expansion and global growth plan to boost its AUM to $50bn.
Sophia Damianou, who will oversee business development for the region, joins the firm from a London-based hedge fund.

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