About Levant Capital

About Levant Capital

Levant Capital is an independent investment firm focused on making private equity investments in middle market companies with growth opportunities in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. Established in 2006, the firm is based in Dubai and manages several funds that count regional and international institutions and leading family offices as investors.

Levant Investment Management Limited is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

Investment Strategy

Investment Strategy

Levant Capital acquires control or joint control of established businesses across sectors, with investments ranging between USD 20 and 100 million. While we focus on growth equity and buyouts, we also invest in earlier stage companies, structured debt instruments and special situations.

Levant Capital plays an instrumental role in helping its portfolio companies navigate new markets, develop human capital, fund growth, set strategy, and optimize operations, in order to maximize value over the medium term.

Current Portfolio

Current Portfolio

Levant Capital’s current investments are in consumer facing businesses, including grocery and specialty retail, restaurants, and fast-moving consumer goods. Our portfolio companies had aggregate sales of c. USD 500 million in 2018, serve tens of millions of customers each year and employ more than 4,000 people across the region.

 

Levant Capital’s partners bring the longest joint track-record in the region having led and managed private equity investments together for over twelve years across multiple funds and economic cycles.

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AL RAYA

Al Raya is one of the largest regional supermarket chains in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Al Raya operates more than 50 supermarkets across the western half of Saudi Arabia, from Tabuk in the North to Najran in the South. The company is headquartered in Jeddah, where it was founded in 1992. Al Raya serves 70,000 customers every day and is known for its range of fresh food departments, including its in-store bakeries offering bread, cakes and sweets made daily.

PANÇO

Panço is Turkey’s largest specialist children's wear retailer.

Panço (pronounced Pan-Cho) operates more than 100 domestic and 15 international store locations. The company is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, where it was founded over forty years ago. Panço’s textile products are made in Turkey through a network of sourcing partners, giving them strong attributes of quality and design.

PJP INVESTMENTS GROUP

PJP Investments is the master franchise of Papa John’s Pizza in the UAE.

Papa John's is the UAE’s second-largest, and the world’s third-largest, pizza chain with close to 50 locations in the UAE and 5,000 locations worldwide. For 17 of the past 19 years, consumers rated Papa John’s No. 1 in product and service quality among national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

BAYARA

Bayara is the leading brand in nuts, dried fruit and spices in the GCC.

Founded in 1992, Bayara manufactures and distributes more than 2,000 products across six main categories: nuts, dried fruit, spices, snacks, dates, and pulses. Bayara’s products can be found on the shelves of over 2,000 retailers and at more than 150 shop-in-shop counters inside grocery retailers across more than 30 countries. The company also supplies leading hotels, restaurants, airlines and duty-free sections of major airports. Bayara sources its products from over 45 countries worldwide and all its products are cleaned, processed, ground, roasted, flavored and packed in its facilities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

POWER HORSE

Power Horse is an energy drink brand with leading market positions in the Middle East and Africa.

The Power Horse brand was founded in 1992 as a premium energy drink developed and produced in Austria. Power Horse is sold in more than 40 countries and is a leading premium brand in the Middle East and Africa where it is Manchester City Football Club’s official energy drink partner. Power Horse operates out of its headquarters in Dubai and its office in Linz, Austria.

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