|#||Actual Signal Date||Investing Company||Parent Company||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||Apr 2017||Rosneft||Rosneft||Russia||Central Federal District||Moscow||Lebanon||Coal, Oil and Natural Gas||Energy||
Russia-based energy conglomerate Rosneft is considering opportunities in
Lebanon and Libya. The company is chasing deals to fuel its fledgling
international expansion in the oil industry.
|New Investment Strategy||Otabek Karimov||Vice President, Commerce and Logistics|
|2||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|
|3||Apr 2013||Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development||Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development||UAE||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi||Greece|Iraq|Lebanon||Real Estate||Construction||
United Arab Emirates-based Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development
is considering Iraq, Lebanon and Greece as potential markets in which to
grow its international portfolio. The company, which currently has
investments spread across the UAE, Malaysia and Morocco, is active in
the commercial, residential and mixed use real estate sectors.
|New Investment Strategy||Masood Al Awar||Chief Executive Officer|
|4||Mar 2013||Die Zeit||Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck||Germany||Baden-Wurttemberg||Stuttgart||Egypt|Lebanon||Business Services||Creative Industries||Business Services||
Die Zeit, a weekly newspaper operating as a subsidiary of Germany-based
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, wants to open an office in an
Arabic-speaking country and will choose between either Cairo, Egypt or
Lebanon, Beirut for the project. As a reporter will be deployed there,
it is decisive how radical Islam will be practised in the next future
with regard to the reporter’s freedom of movement.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Bernd Ulrich||Deputy Editor, Politics, Die Zeit|
|5||Aug 2012||RoundMenu||RoundMenu||UAE||Dubai||Dubai||Lebanon|Saudi Arabia||Software & IT services||Retail Trade||
United Arab Emirates-based RoundMenu has announced that it has raised
$0.73m through venture capital company, HoneyBee Tech Ventures, which
will go towards expanding the company. The company has named Lebanon and
Saudi Arabia as its next two destinations. RoundMenu is an online
service that helps its users find and book restaurants, while offering
|New Funding/Resources for Expansion||Ihsan Jawad||Co-Founder|
|6||May 2012||Swiss-Belhotel||Swiss-Belhotel||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||Egypt|Lebanon|Saudi Arabia||Hotels & Tourism||Tourism||
Hong Kong-based hotel company Swiss-Belhotel is planning to more than
double its property portfolio worldwide, with a major focus on further
growth in the Middle East. The company is particularly eyeing
opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt. It is currently
evaluating a number of possible locations in Saudi Arabia and is keen to
enter Lebanon. The company is also awaiting greater political stability
in Egypt where it would like to make its first entry in Cairo.
Swiss-Belhotel operates both wholly owned and managed hotels.
|New Investment Strategy||Magdi Samman||Regional Director (Middle East), Operations and Development|
|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 2011||Pronovias||Pronovias||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||Presidentemail@example.com|
|9||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|
|10||Dec 2010||Bimba & Lola||Bimba & Lola||Spain||Galicia||Vigo||Lebanon||Textiles||Retail Trade||Retail||
Spanish fashion and accessories company Bimba & Lola is considering
establishing a presence in Lebanon as the company regards it as a
potential future market.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Maria Dominguez||Co-Founder|
|11||Nov 2010||Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI)||Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI)||Iraq||Baghdad||Baghdad||Lebanon|Turkey|United Kingdom||Financial Services||Financial Services||Business Services||
Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI), a publicly owned bank headquartered in
Baghdad, Iraq, has announced that it is considering expansion abroad.
The company will expand its branch network across Iraq and gain a
foothold in areas such as Beirut, London and Istanbul to work with
investors eyeing Iraq.
|Considering Project (New or Expansion)||Hussein al-Uzri||President|
|12||Nov 2010||Hormann Middle East||Hormann Group (Hoermann)||Germany||Nordrhein-Westfalen||Steinhagen||Kuwait|Lebanon||Metals||Construction||
Hormann Middle East, which manufactures metal doors for private,
commercial and industrial applications, has announced that it intends to
expand into new markets in the Middle East. The company has established
markets in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but will
expand into both Lebanon and Kuwait. The company offers a wide range of
industrial sectional doors, rolling shutters, high-speed doors, dock
shelters, steel doors and garage doors.
|New Investment Strategy||Darius Khanloo||Managing Director, Hormann Middle East|
|13||Sep 2010||Genpact (GECIS)||Genpact (GECIS)||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|