With its Gulf Venture Capital Fund I ("the Fund"), NEEI offers investors an attractive opportunity to invest in small to medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") located in, or relocating Sales & Marketing, core R&D and/or Engineering operations to, the Gulf Region's markets. The firm also provides management support services and strategic oversight to portfolio companies new to the region, so the regional upstarts can focus on optimizing the resources available to effectively accelerate their own growth at a time of strong and sustained economic growth in each of the GCC-member states as well as in the broader MENA region.
Distinctive Investment Focus
The Fund will invest in proven, sustainable and rapidly growing enterprises in the Gulf region.
The Fund will concentrate on investments in renewable and alternative energy, recycling and environmentally sound business propositions, cutting-edge mobile and wireless platforms, and IT related to all of these, mostly through through initial investments of up to USD15M.
Investments in these types of companies, and of this size range, will generally fall outside the investment strategy of other, larger, private equity funds. NEEI's character, emerging markets, technology expertise, SME-focus, and complete incubator facilities, guarantees a strong flow of investment opportunities from regional enterprises as well as from non-regional companies desiring to relocate core-operations to any one of NEEI's Gulf Region markets.
Tremendous Market Opportunity
The private equity sector in the region remains largely underdeveloped, with about 75% of private business investment financed internally through retained earnings, or through family and other close connections. The regional governments' need to address a growing unemployment/underemployment issue and a desire to diversify the investment of their significant surpluses has catalyzed them to shift attention from the natural resources and real estate sectors, provide more support for education and entrepreneurship, and to a spirited effort to create a better business climate in general.
NEEI's funding of technology and "environmentally correct" ventures in the Gulf Region, will enable business owners with a successful base of operations in the West to expand their businesses in an extraordinarily cost-effective manner, by commencing with turn-key operations (start-up generally within 2 weeks), and attracting and retaining top quality engineers and scientists from within the region, as well as from nearby markets like Egypt, Jordan and South Asia (e.g. India, Pakistan).
Attractive Investment Opportunity
NEEI's investment strategy offers investors in the Gulf Venture Capital Fund I the opportunity to participate in the substantial growth in the region, providing an attractive risk-adjusted return on their investment. The GCC offers an excellent environment for addressing and improving several of the key management, cost and other labor challenges encountered by rapidly growing ventures in the region today. By investing in rapidly growing early stage enterprises exploiting proven/patented technologies, and augmenting these investments by adding local talent fortified by international management experience and depth, dedicated stewardship and Board representation, NEEI leverages the Fund Principals' market knowledge and networks for the benefit of portfolio companies and Fund investors.
With most players in this area intently focused on medium-sized to larger investments, the Gulf Venture Capital Fund I foresees limited competition in its target market, wherein it intends to make initial investments under USD15M per entity.
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