|12 April, 2017

Kuwait's Alimtiaz raises $120 mln from HumanSoft stake sale

It plans to use the money to invest in sectors including education, healthcare and real estate.

Kuwait's central bank left the discount rate unchanged at 2.75 percent to consolidate an atmosphere conducive to the recovery of economic growth rates.

Kuwait's central bank left the discount rate unchanged at 2.75 percent to consolidate an atmosphere conducive to the recovery of economic growth rates.

DUBAI, April 12 (Reuters) - Kuwait's Alimtiaz Investment Group has raised $120 million from the sale of a 10 percent stake in education provider HumanSoft Holding which it plans to reinvest, Chief Executive Nawaf Marefi told Reuters.

It plans to use the money to invest in sectors including education, healthcare and real estate, he said.

Citigroup and EFG Hermes acted as joint bookrunners on the deal, which cut the sharia-compliant investment company's stake in HumanSoft to 10 percent, the parties said in a joint statement.

The buyers were institutional investors including regional sovereign wealth funds and other funds.

HumanSoft establishes and manages private universities and colleges in Kuwait and internationally.





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