Archive for the ‘Private Equity’ Category


Screenshot Wysada, the leading luxury online retailer of home goods, décor and interior furnishings in the Middle East, today announced it has completed a Series A investment round of over $5 million. The round was led by Badia Impact Fund, a venture capital fund belonging to Silicon Badia, a global group of venture funds based in New York City and Jordan,...
Screenshot The technology ecosystem in the Arab world is improving with more M&A deals happening, when Yahoo! Acquired Maktoob, the Jordanian founders of Maktoob launched Jabbar group to invest in e-commerce businesses, while they themselves become angle investors. Like wise cobone and travel website Triperna founder and CEO Paul Kenny become a VC after ...
Screenshot Diwanee, one of the Arab world’s leading digital media company with one of the largest female audiences in the Middle East, closed a $3,250,000 capital increase with MedSecurities Investment, a subsidiary of BankMed. This capital increase supports Diwanee’s efforts and aspiration to become the main gateway for business online with women in t...
Screenshot Rocket Internet'sNamshi, the Middle East’s leading online store for fashion and lifestyle, has secured funding through its German holding company of US$13 million by the growth equity firm Summit Partners to sustain its accelerated growth target. This is the second investment by Summit Partners in Namshi, further affirming the investors’ c...
Screenshot Cobone.com, the largest daily deal company in the Middle East, has been acquired by international investment firm Tiger Global Management, leaving the startup firm with additional capital to further its long-term commitments in the Middle East. Amount of the deal where not disclosed. But TechCrunch says the figure of would be around $40 ...
Screenshot MEVP (Middle East Venture Partners) one of the leading and active Venture Capital firm in the Arab market has announced that it closed several investment rounds with the following companies at an average ticket price of $ 600,000: Series A in Jordan based Gate2Play.com Gate 2 Play is a specialized end-to-end e-payment aggregator, addressing ...
Screenshot Following the news last April that Zawya is expected to be sold in a multi million dollar deal, Thomson Reuters announced today that it has acquired Arab world business portal and financial information service provider Zawya. This news means that Saffar Holdings, a Dubai investment company that holds a 60 per cent stake in Zawya has successful...
Screenshot MENA Private Equity Association has launched a VC legal documentation guide designed to give entrepreneurs a practical understanding of the basic terms involved in a venture capital transaction. The guide focuses on issues specific to the Middle East and North Africa, and also includes a standard term-sheet template format. Standardized doc...
Screenshot E-commerce in the region is reaching the tipping point, as the market seems more mature to deal with this type of commerce, yesterday LivingSocial one of the leading group buying sites in the world acquired GoNabit. Earlier this month, Ideavelopers closed a deal with Sherif Nassar, Founder and CEO of nefsak.com, where Ideavelopers will invest 1...
Screenshot Zynga which owns the most popular games on Facebook such as farmville and city Ville was sued by an Abu Dhabi-based investment firm that claims it is being denied the chance to purchase a stake in the company - according to Bloomberg. Alpha Investment has a contract to buy one million shares of closely held Zynga from Andrew Trader, a former exe...
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