GARE UK, established in 2002 with GBP 34 million, is a real estate investment, advisory and project management company. It was closed in June 2002 after having acquired seven properties. GFH successfully exited from this fund in January 2006.
GFH launched Cemena in May 2008 with initially paid capital of US$ 250mn and primary objective of creating a building material producing holding company. The company’s strategy included the acquisitions and development of industrial building material factories to serve the growing demand for construction in the MENA region.
Cemena owns Falcon Cement Factory and Balexco for Aluminum extrusion.
Injazat Technology Fund is a US$ 50 million Venture Capital Fund operated by GFH Capital out of their offices in Dubai’s International Financial Centre in compliance with Sharia principles and targeting technology companies within the MENA region under the motto “From the region, for the region”.
The Injazat fund was founded with the idea that it takes teamwork, experience, strategic thinking and resources to turn early stage ventures into great companies. The fund strives to add experience and expertise to invention in order to support technology companies in the regional marketplace.
PPS was established in 2014 to acquire a majority stake in Philadelphia Private School. The K-12 School was built in 2006 and currently has around 1500 pupils and offers the American Curriculum. Philadelphia School is located on the border of Sharjah and Dubai to attract students from both the Emirates.
DURP was established in 2014 to acquire a diversified portfolio of multi-family residential complexes (Las Villas and Alta Vista in Houston and Ansley at Princeton Lakes in Atlanta) totaling 1,288 units; The properties have been selected due to their proximity to large and growing infrastructure assets in the respective cities.
QGG was established in 2013 for the sole purpose of indirectly acquiring a stunning Grade II listed freehold property in Prime Central London. The property is currently arranged as five self-contained residential apartments located on the southern side of Queens Gate Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. QGG is expected to generate a healthy return on investment.
The British School of Bahrain (“BSB”) was founded in 1990 by Alex Welford, to offer the best of British private school education in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a comprehensive system of general enrolment.
The curriculum taught at the BSB is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales. The BSB is divided into three broad divisions or schools: Infant School, Junior School (Years 3 to 6) and Senior School (Years 7 to 13).
The BSB works closely with universities to ensure the qualifications offered prepare students well for higher education and meet entry requirements. The BSB is also a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. The BSB is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that The British School of Bahrain believes is important for its students.