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.
In 2013 GFH indirectly acquired a stunning Grade II listed freehold property portfolio in Prime Central London. The property is arranged as self-contained residential apartments located on the southern side of Queens Gate Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. QGG investors were successfully exited with 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.
For further information about the school, please visit: http://www.britishschoolbahrain.com/
In May 2015, GFH acquired the leasehold interest in Event Mall, Jeddah. Event Mall is comprised of 56,189m2 of leasable space within a 131,000m2 property containing shops with international and national brand names, restaurants and entertainment areas.
The location of the Property is strategically positioned within reach to the traveler’s enroute to Makkah and also caters to the lively surrounding community which is highly populated and therefore creates a healthy footfall of mall visitors.
The investment has been distributing cash dividends of 12%, and expects exit via a sale to a large mall operator or a pension fund.
GFH through its Dubai-based subsidiary GFH Capital Limited (“GCL”) has signed to invest in AMA Group for its growing operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and abroad.
The AMA Group manages the largest network of educational institutions across Asia, with operations covering basic education from pre-schools to Grade 12 to Collegiate and University programs. AMA operates an International University, an International School and a Training Institute in the Kingdom of Bahrain since 2002.
Investors in AMA will receive an estimated cash on cash return of c. 11% per annum and an IRR of c. 11% over the three year investment period.
SPS started operation in September, 2004 in Dubai, UAE, and it teaches the National Curriculum for England which is recognized throughout the world for its high academic standards. SPS presently has around 1,588 students and revenue has been growing at more than 7% per annum. SPS is located directly in the Al Qusais area, Al Nahda-2 near the border of Sharjah and Dubai, the school has been constructed on a 123,900 sq ft area of land. It is a purpose built school with a well-designed building used for educational and indoor activities with play areas for outdoor games and activities.
For general information about SPS, please visit: www.sheffield-school.com/
Al Areen Palace and Spa Resort Desert resort Characteristically, characterized particularity and It features 78 luxuriously appointed pool villas that impressively showcase mesmerizing Arabian charm, and sophisticated elegance, restaurants, and carries the character of the Saharawi Arab Maghreb in urbanism. The resort attracts visitors from the Gulf states of Bahrain and international tourists. It was developed by Al Areen over an area of 131,309 square meters.
For further information about the resort, please visit: www.alareenpalace.com/
Set as Bahrain’s biggest Waterpark, it currently spreads over a land area of approximately 77,000 square meters. The total built up of the Water Park is approximately 45,000 square meters and approximately 20,000 square meters has been set aside for future developments and for expansion of car parking facilities. Lost Paradise of Dilmun is a largest waterpark in the Kingdom. The Water Park has been built to accommodate 5,000 visitors at any given point in time.
For further information about the waterpark, please visit: www.lpodwaterpark.com/
GFH offered its investors the opportunity to purchase apartments in the Nurol Life Project developed by a publicly listed Turkish REIT.Nurol Life is being built as a 50-storey tower and will include approximately 500 residential units, 50 office units and two floors of retail.
GFH acquired income producing industrial real estate assets in the US Portfolio comprises of 29 multi and single tenant properties to be managed by an established property manager specialized in industrial real estate.The investment has been distributing cash dividends of 8.5% and an IRR over the investment period of 10.0%. An exit is expected via a sale to a real estate company or a financial institution.