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Jeddah Hajj Terminal
Gulf One Investment Bank B.S.C.(c)(Gulf One) acted as sole structuring and project finance debt arrangement advisor for the twenty year USD 316 million concession for the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This was the GCC region’s first Islamic finance BTO airport project. It was awarded “2007 Deal of the year” by the Euromoney Project Finance Magazine.

 

Moya Asia Limited 
Gulf One acts as the client’s retained advisor providing on-going strategic advice on corporate strategy in addition to specific project assessment and development advice.

 

Moya Holding Company BSC
Gulf One acted as the client’s sole buy-side advisor for the acquisition of Dayen Environmental Limited, a Singapore listed entity. This was the first successful GCC purchase of a Singapore listed entity and was achieved with rapid execution and no money-out. The entity was subsequently re-named Moya Asia Limited and provides the client with access to a liquid capital market to fund further Asian regional expansion.

 

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AFEX Global Limited 
Afex Global Limited (AFEX) is an independent oil exploration and production (E&P) company incorporated in Bermuda and focused exclusively on opportunities in Africa. Since its founding in 2006 the Company has successfully executed its strategy of acquiring oil and gas exploration and production acreage in the West Africa region. The Company currently holds assets in the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Mali and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Gulf One is a 20% owner of AFEX. AFEX approached Gulf One at the height of the Global Financial Crisis for B round finance to support its current and future development activities. Gulf One finalised the initial investment in February 2009 and then embarked on supporting all elements of growth strategy including expansion of AFEX’s shareholder base to include HNW investors and institutions in the GCC and UK markets and the development of a key asset in the Republic of Cameroon.  Gulf One retains two seats on AFEX’s Board of Directors and provides on-going advisory services. An exit event is expected in 2014.

 

Project Feasibility Company BSC(c)
Project Feasibility Company BSC(c)(PFC) is a closed joint stock company incorporated in Bahrain by Gulf One in partnership with the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) and other shareholders with an objective to identify and develop attractive industrial investment opportunities across the GCC. PFC shareholders include established business groups, entrepreneurs and investors from across the GCC who have significant experience in setting up mid to large sized industrial projects in the region. PFC is currently reviewing several potential projects in the GCC and is a partner in Oman Pipe Development Company, which is currently developing a 300,000 tonne per annum LSAW pipe mill located in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman.

 

SCC MENA Holding B.S.C.(c)
SCC MENA Holding B.S.C.(c)(SCCM) is a Bahrain-based clean energy and energy efficiency project developer focusing exclusively on the MENA region. SCCM is a joint venture between Sindicatum Sustainable Resources (SSR), a leading operator of clean energy projects worldwide, and Gulf One. SCCM was established to play a role in transforming the MENA region into a more energy efficient one, and to back these ambitions with our own capital. SCCM partners with project owners to provide the technology, risk capital and carbon market expertise to plan and develop successful clean energy, energy efficiency and related projects. These projects generate electrical and thermal power, energy savings and other revenue streams such as carbon credits.

 

Sindicatum Sustainable Resources Group Limited 
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources Group Limited (SSR) is a sustainable resources company founded in 2005 and headquartered in Singapore. SSR has established businesses in China, India, South East Asia and the United States and finances and operates clean energy projects to produce sustainable resources from the utilisation of natural resources and waste. The company’s long-term strategy is to create value from the mitigation of climate change and promotion of sustainable development through the beneficial utilisation of natural resources and waste products. The sustainable resources utilised include bio-fuels and products manufactured from natural resources and agricultural waste, as well as environmental commodities. The company’s investors include leading US university endowments, prominent US charitable foundations and global financial institutions representing the commodity, banking, insurance and alternative investment sectors.

 

 

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