Muscat: Jabreen Capital, has entered into an agreement with EastBridge Partners Singapore to expand its private equity footprint in the South East Asia market. The partnership was signed between Sheikh Khalid Abdullah Al Khalili, Chairman of Jabreen Capital and Mr. Kevin Lim, Chairman and Founder, of EastBridge Group Singapore. Sheikh Khalid noted, “This partnership will support Jabreen’s long term vision of diversifying its portfolio and expanding into the global market. A regional player with international footprint.”
Abdulaziz Al Balushi, the group CEO of OMINVEST and Deputy Chairman of Jabreen Capital, noted “Jabreen Capital was established as a private equity arm of OMINVEST with a focus on international investments in key non-cyclical sectors such as education, healthcare, logistics, technology and consumer staples. We remain open to such collaborations to create value for Jabreen Capital’s shareholders and generate synergies for the overall group.”
Highlighting the importance of the collaboration, Anwar Al Jabri, CEO of Jabreen Capital noted, “Jabreen Capital seeks to actively pursue and promote international partnerships. We aim to reach out to a variety of international markets, enticing sound investments both here and abroad. The South East Asia market is particularly attractive for a variety of reasons including favourable demographics, a growing middle class, as well as its proximity to major markets including Australia, China and India. We are pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with EastBridge Partners Singapore and begin serving our new market.”
As an Omani investment company, Jabreen Capital has its roots firmly anchored in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and has significant experience in unlocking value for its shareholders. The acquisition of a significant stake in EastBridge Partners Singapore will further enable Jabreen Capital to tap into new investment opportunities, particularly in South East Asia. EastBridge Partners Singapore focuses on mid-market investments and targets proprietary transactions, an area where the team has a substantial competitive advantage due to their longstanding experience, network and reputation in the market.
Mr. Kevin Lim, Chairman and Founder of EastBridge Partners Singapore commented, “We are delighted to have Jabreen Capital as our partner. As an institutional investor with significant private equity experience in the Middle East, we foresee Jabreen Capital adding significant value to EastBridge Partners Singapore. This partnership will act as a bridge between the Middle East and South East Asia. We will work closely together in raising funds, executing deals and creating value in portfolio companies and enhancing business.”
Key factors that differentiate Jabreen Capital from other Private Equity firms include the fact that Jabreen Capital co-invests significantly with partners to ensure that their mutual interests are aligned. Furthermore, being a subsidiary of a highly regulated and large publicly traded parent, Jabreen Capital follows the highest standards of corporate governance to ensure transparency, complies with international financial and regulatory reporting standards, and adheres to the best investment practices.
Jabreen Capital was established in 2015 and launched in 2018 as a full-fledged private equity house. It is fully owned subsidiary of OMINVEST, one of the oldest and most reputable investment holding companies in the region with interests in banking, leasing, insurance and real estate. Jabreen Capital is one of the largest companies in Oman with total assets of over USD 700 million. Its existing portfolio consists of high-quality long-term investments and established companies with strong cash flow generation. Its committed and dedicated team comprises of talented investment professionals with deep experience and track record. Jabreen Capital aims to enhance value for its shareholders, partners and co-investors through the sustainable generation of high risk-adjusted returns, and by establishing strategic partnerships with local and international investors.
© Press Release 2019