The Alternative Investment Group is an investment management platform specializing in private equity and mezzanine investments throughout MENA. Since 2005, we have built a strong track record of investing in middle market growth companies in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Turkey delivering exceptional returns for our investors. We currently manage in excess of USD 400 million from institutional and high net worth investors.
Our exceptional investment team has implemented a focused strategy centered on enhancing growth and profitability through an active investment model to drive shareholder value. Working closely with partners and management, the investment team drives strategic, operational, financial and corporate governance initiatives throughout the investment holding period. In addition, we have invested in key sectors that have strong underlying fundamentals given regional dynamics including Business Services, Food & Beverage, Education, Healthcare, Consumer Goods & Services, and Oil & Gas and Industrials.
The combination of a strong investment team and focused strategy puts us in an excellent position to act on the opportunities that lie ahead for the benefit of our investors. Our current funds include:
NBK Capital Equity Partners Fund I: USD 250.0 million private equity fund focused on acquiring strategic stakes in growth companies in the MENA region. The Fund specializes in an active investment approach to create long-term sustainable value through financial, strategic, operating and corporate governance enhancements.
NBK Capital Mezzanine Fund I: USD 157.4 million fund providing mezzanine financing to companies in the MENA region. Mezzanine is a hybrid of debt and equity financing and is primarily used to finance growth and expansion of companies. Mezzanine financing is relevant for a variety of transactions including leveraged buyouts, refinancing, recapitalization, growth and acquisition financing.