Noor Investment

Investor type

PE

Founded

1996

AUM

$1 700 M

Location

Kuwait

$10-50 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Series B

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

Noor Financial Investment Company (“Noor”) was established in Kuwait in 1996 and its shares were listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange in May 2006. Noor is engaged in investment activities and financial services primarily in Kuwait, the Middle East, Asia, and other emerging markets. Noor offers a full spectrum of innovative and unrivalled investment and financial services which include both advisory and asset management. Noor’s strength rests on its diversified portfolio of Direct Capital Market Investments, Real Estate and Alternative Investments. Noor manages a proprietary listed equity portfolio comprising of local, GCC and international equities. The Marketable Securities Unit continues to successfully deploy funds in GCC and International equity markets achieving strong returns.


To achieve consistent income and stable capital gain, Noor’s Real Estate Unit has substantially grown over the last few years and is also undertaking development of new complexes in Kuwait. It owns a commercial building located in the heart of Kuwait city in addition to several residential buildings across Kuwait. The Company's Alternative Investments Unit continues to grow with participation in transactions with an aggregate equity value of over USD 1.7 billion since 2005 including 27% investments for its own account. The Unit pursues strategic investment opportunities that aims to achieve synergies among existing investments as well as to open new opportunities for the Company. As part of its strategy to grow in IT services, it has acquired various companies in the IT sector in addition to substantial growth in its existing IT businesses. Further, continuing its focus towards an asset light model, Noor has expanded its footprint in the hospitality sector in Jordan through acquiring management services for an airport lounge, along with securing a hotel management concession at Queen Alia International Airport. Real Estate and Alternative Investments diversify Noor’s portfolio to mitigate market volatility.

Industry

Financial Services IT Services Other Real Estate Fintech Marketing and Advertising Security Telecommunications

Region of investment

Middle East Asia

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zrUGjR8ZsJ7ioOeB Assistant Vice President - Head of Accounts
Assistant Vice President - Head of Accounts
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zrUGjR8ZsJ7ioOeB Manager - Private Equity - Alternative Investments
Manager - Private Equity - Alternative Investments
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zrUGjR8ZsJ7ioOeB Head - Investor Relations - Assistant Manager
Head - Investor Relations - Assistant Manager
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