|#||Actual Signal Date||Investing Company||Parent Company||Revenue ( USD m)||Employees||Source country||Source State||Source City||Destination Region(s)||Destination Country(s)||Industry Sector(s)||Industry Cluster(s)||Industry Activity(s)||Description||Signals||Data source||Contact name (1)||Position (1)||Email (1)||Telephone (1)||Contact name (2)||Position (2)||Email (2)||Telephone (2)||Contact name (3)||Position (3)||Email (3)||Telephone (3)|
|1||Jan 2017||Vezeeta||Vezeeta||Egypt||Cairo||Cairo||Jordan|Kuwait|Lebanon|Morocco|Qatar|Saudi Arabia|UAE||Software & IT services||Life sciences||
Egypt-based Vezeeta, a leader in healthcare IT platforms offering
automated physician, clinic and hospital bookings, has raised $5m in
funding from BECO Capital, Vostok New Ventures, Silicon Badia and
Technology Development Fund. The company currently covers three Egyptian
cities with future expansion plans to integrate additional MENA
countries, moving aggressively into the United Arab Emirates, Saudi
Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Kuwait, and Qatar by June 2018.
|New Funding/Resources for Expansion||Amir Barsoum||Chief Executive Officer|
|2||Jan 2016||Ningxia SRP Group||Ningxia SRP Group||China||Ningxia||Not Specified||Jordan|Oman||Business services||Professional Services||Business Services||
China-based Ningxia SRP Group is considering establishing trade
promotion centres in Jordan and Oman. The firm is building exhibition,
consultation and after-sales service facilities in the Jebel Ali Free
Zone, Dubai to promote Chinese made products in the Middle East.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Li Zheng||Director|
|3||Jan 2016||Masdar||Mubadala Development||9421.38||UAE||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi||Egypt|India|Jordan|Morocco||Renewable energy||Environmental Technology||Electricity||
Masdar, a subsidiary of United Arab Emirates-based Mubadala Development,
has indicated that it is considering new investments in Morocco, Egypt
and Jordan. The company has pointed to the strong potential for both
wind and solar power projects. The company has also highlighted India as
a potential growth location.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi||Chief Executive Officer, Masdar|
|4||Aug 2015||Sterling And Wilson||Shapoorji Pallonji (Group)||4300||India||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Egypt|Jordan|Morocco||Renewable energy||Environmental Technology||Electricity||
Sterling and Wilson, a provider of contract mechanical, electrical and
plumbing services which operates as a subsidiary of India-based
Shapoorji Pallonji, is exploring the possibility of setting up around
300 megawatts of solar power capacity in Morocco, Jordan and Egypt. The
firm is currently setting up 200 megawatts of solar farms in South
Africa and the Philippines.
|New Investment Strategy|
|5||Feb 2015||Swiss-Belhotel||Swiss-Belhotel||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Egypt|Indonesia|Jordan|Morocco|Tunisia|Turkey||Hotels & tourism||Tourism||Construction||
Hong Kong-based hotel company Swiss-Belhotel plans to enter into new
markets as part of its international expansion plan in the Middle East
and north Africa during 2015. The company is interested in entering
markets including Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco as well as grow its
existing presence in Indonesia. It is also in negotiations to enter the
Jordanian market. Additionally, Swiss-Belhotel will open new hotels in
the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Iraq.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Noel Massoud||Head (Middle East), Operations and Development|
|6||Dec 2014||Musafir.com||Musafir.com||UAE||Sharjah||Sharjah||Jordan|Morocco|Nepal|Qatar|Sri Lanka|Turkey||Hotels & tourism||Tourism||
United Arab Emirates-based Musafir.com, an online travel firm, is
considering entering new global markets. The company is eyeing gulf
countries such as Turkey, Morocco, Jordan and Qatar, as well as the
Indian sub-continent including Nepal and Sri Lanka. Musafir.com has
existing plans for new office openings in India.
|New Investment Strategy||Sachin Gadoya||Managing Director|
|7||Jan 2012||Al-Homaizi Group||Al-Homaizi Group||Kuwait||Al-Kuwait||Kuwait City||Bahrain|Egypt|Jordan|Lebanon|Oman|Qatar|Saudi Arabia||Consumer products |Textiles||Retail Trade||Retail||
MultiTrend International (MTI), a member of Kuwait-based conglomerate
Al-Homaizi Group, is investigating the possibility of expanding its
Franklin & Marshall-branded franchise fashion stores in the Middle East
and north Africa. The company has opened stores in Kuwait and the United
Arab Emirates, and is examining the possibility of doing the same in
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. In addition MTI is
planning to open My Buy department stores across the Gulf Co-operation
Council region, after opening one such store in Dubai.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Maen Merheby||Director, Retail, MultiTrend International|
|8||Jan 2012||Optivite||Anpario (Kiotech International)||37.97||United Kingdom||East Midlands (UK)||Worksop||Egypt|Jordan|Saudi Arabia||Food & tobacco||Food, Beverages & Tobacco||
Animal nutrition company Optivite, a subsidiary of UK-based Anpario, has
signed new distribution agreements in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt,
continuing the company’s expansion in the Middle East. Optivite has
appointed Middle East Vet Drug store in Jordan, the Ali Ibrahim Al
Nasser Establishment in Saudi Arabia and EgyVet Care in Egypt, who are
authorised to distribute, market and support the company’s product range
in the region.
|New Overseas Supplier Contracts||Mike Corbett||Managing Director, Optivite|
|9||Jan 2011||Pronovias||Pronovias||34.6||Spain||Catalonia||El Prat de Llobregat||Brazil|Chile|Japan|Jordan|Lebanon|Russia|South Korea|Syria||Textiles||Retail Trade||Retail||
Spanish bridal company Pronovias plans to double its sales by 2014
through the launch of 250 new establishments in international markets.
The new stores will be a mixture of owned and franchised, and will be
focused on countries such as Japan, South Korea, Russia, Brazil, Jordan,
Syria, Lebanon, and Chile.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Alberto Palatchi||Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||Jan 2011||CIGA Healthcare||CIGA Healthcare||United Kingdom||Northern Ireland||Ballymena||
Northern Ireland-based pharmaceuticals company CIGA Healthcare has
announced plans to expand its retail presence into developing global
markets. The company has begun sale of its self diagnostic testing kits
in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria,
and has formed a partnership agreement for the distribution of its
products in Libya. The company also plans to form strategic partnerships
in the Kurdistan region of Turkey, Iraq and Iran and in the south-east
Asia countries of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
|New Investment Strategy||Neill Armstrong||Director, Sales|
|11||Sep 2010||Genpact (GECIS)||Genpact (GECIS)||3000.79||78000||Bermuda||Pembroke||Hamilton||Egypt|Jordan|Lebanon||Business services||Professional Services||Customer Contact Centre||
Genpact, a business processing outsourcing company, is planning to
expand in west Asia, with the company exploring Egypt, Jordan and
Lebanon for setting up centres to serve local clients. The company will
start with 50 to 100 people in the centres.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Tiger Tyagarajan||Chief Executive Officer|
|12||Jul 2010||Boeing||Boeing||101127||153000||United States||Illinois||Chicago (IL)||China|Ireland|Jordan|Norway|Qatar|Reunion|UAE|United States||Aerospace||Transport Equipment||
Boeing, the US-based aerospace giant, has received an order for 30 of
its Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes from Dubai-based
Emirates Airlines. The value of the contract could be around $9.1bn
according to reports. Boeing has also won a variety of contracts from
Qatar Airways, China’s Okay Airways, Jordan’s Royal Jordanian, US-based
Air Lease Corporation, Ireland-based Avolon, Norway’s Air Shuttle, GE
Capital Aviation Services, and Reunion-based Air Austral.
|New Overseas Supplier Contracts||Jim Albaugh||Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|13||Jul 2010||Bank Audi sal-Audi Saradar Group||Bank Audi sal-Audi Saradar Group||501||6306||Lebanon||Beyrouth||Beirut||Algeria|Egypt|Jordan|Syria|Tunisia||Financial services||Financial Services||
Bank Audi, Lebanon’s largest lender by asset, is to continue to focus on
consolidating and strengthening its presence in markets including,
Egypt, Syria and Jordan and plans to enter new markets like Algeria and
Tunisia, as part of a new strategy to strengthen and diversify its
business outside Lebanon. The company’s ultimate aim is to become a
regional bank through cross-selling markets and business lines.
|New Investment Strategy||Freddie Baz||Director, Strategy|
|14||May 2010||Bioheart||Bioheart||United States||Florida||Fort Lauderdale (FL)||Jordan|Turkey||Healthcare||Life sciences||Design, Development & Testing||
US-based medical research company Bioheart is considering establishing
two centres of excellence in Jordan and Turkey. The company will provide
its cell therapy procedures to patients suffering from congestive heart
failure (CHF) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) at the facilities.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Karl E. Groth||Chief Executive Officer|
|15||May 2010||Afcons Infrastructure||Shapoorji Pallonji (Group)||4300||India||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Jordan||Business services||Industrial||
Afcons Infrastructure has entered a deal, worth $200m, with Jordan-based
phosphate rock and fertiliser producer Jordan Phosphate Mines to
construct a phosphate rock terminal, which will be located some 25 km
south of Aqaba, Jordan.
|New Overseas Supplier Contracts|
|16||May 2010||FLSmidth||FLSmidth||2821.04||Denmark||Denmark||Copenhagen||Jordan||Industrial equipment||Industrial||
Denmark-based cement and minerals system provider FLSmidth has won a
contract worth E70m to provide equipment for a phosphate rock terminal
project being constructed by Afcons Infrastructure 25 km south of Aqaba,
|New Overseas Supplier Contracts|
|17||May 2010||Iberotel||TUI||22052.81||Germany||Niedersachsen||Hannover||Jordan|Maldives|Oman||Hotels & tourism||Tourism||Construction||
German hospitality company Iberotel, which recently opened the Iberotel
Emirates Grand in Dubai, intends to invest in countries such as Oman,
Jordan and the Maldives Islands in the next few years. The company sees
these places as potential markets which are fast becoming popular
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Ashraf Helmy||Manager, Business Development, Iberotel|