The Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2021

- 70 - F i nance Month l y M&A Awards 2021 - UAE - Mergers & Acquisitions Adviser of the Year Firm Profile NBK Capital Partners was founded in 2005, and is the Alternative Investments unit of NBK Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. In 2015, the group rebranded as NBK Capital Partners. The firm has presence in Bahrain, Kuwait, Turkey and is headquartered in the DIFC, Dubai and regulated by the DFSA. Today, NBKCP is a leading alternative investment manager across multiple asset classes including Private Equity, Private Credit and Real Estate in the countries of GCC, Turkey and North Africa. From inception, NBKCP has employed the highest caliber professionals with a disciplined, patient investment approach and aligned interests with investors. Our strategy is to partner with management teams to improve the operating profitability and strategic value of the their businesses. We provide flexible capital structured for each investment to enable companies to succeed. During the last decade, the firm has achieved one of the most successful track records in the MENA region through investments in 35 companies and 18 portfolio exits. The firm’s proven track record is the result of strong deal origination capabilities and its hands-on, operational approach to portfolio management. Private Equity is the flagship strategy of NBK Capital Partners. In 2006, we launched an inaugural US$ 250 million NBK Capital Equity Partners Fund I and subsequently made 8 investments primarily in the consumer-driven sectors in the GCC region and Turkey. in 2013, NBK Capital Partners has raised its second-generation private equity fund with US$ 310.1 million in capital commitments and subsequently made 9 investments, including 2 bolt-on acquisitions. Our private equity track record to-date includes 21 investments and 9 realizations across 3 fund vehicles. Our belief is that being a good corporate citizen is good business practice and creates long-term value for our investors. Our investments have a meaningful impact on hundreds and thousands of employees and on the communities in which we invest. As part of our investment process, we evaluate workforce issues, including labor issues, health and safety, and employee benefits. About Yaser Moustafa Yaser Moustafa is the Chief Executive Officer of NBK Capital Partners and mem- ber of its Investment Com- mittee. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Yaser was the Managing Director of Alva- rez & Marsal, responsible for private equity and corporate advisory in the MENA region. Prior to A&M, Yaser was an Executive Director and Head of Saudi Arabia Investment Banking for Nomura Inter- national. Prior to Nomura, Yaser acted as interim CEO for a leading support services company and for the largest restaurant operator in Qatar, amongst other roles. Yaser started his career at Lehman Brothers in investment bank- ing in the U.S. Yaser Moustafa NBK Capital Partners

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