Investor Signals


# 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 Nov 2012 Byblos Bank Byblos Bank Lebanon Beyrouth Beirut   Egypt|Libya Financial Services Financial Services Business Services Lebanon-based Byblos Bank is considering expanding operations in Libya
and Egypt. The bank is looking into making a $300m investment in Egypt,
a country where the bank already has a presence, and a $50m investment
in Libya through opening branches or taking over the operations of a
small private sector bank.
Considering Project (New or Expansion)   Sami Haddad General Manager                    
2 Nov 2012 EFG Hermes EFG Hermes Holding Egypt Giza 6th of October City   Iraq|Libya|Turkey Financial Services Financial Services   EFG Hermes, a subsidiary of Egypt-based EFG Hermes Holding, is looking
to expand into Turkey, Iraq and Libya. EFG Hermes is an investment bank
in the Middle East and north Africa region which specialises in
securities brokerage, asset management, investment banking, private
equity and research.
New Investment Strategy   Kashif Siddiqui Managing Director, EFG Hermes                    
3 Sep 2012 Agility Agility Kuwait Al-Kuwait Kuwait City   Egypt|Libya|Tunisia Transportation Transportation, Warehousing & Storage   Kuwait-based Agility, a logistics firm, plans to focus its expansion on
emerging markets, much of it in countries that experienced Arab Spring
upheavals. The company is in talks with the new governments in Egypt,
Tunisia and Libya on increasing its presence and investments as it
changes tack and puts less emphasis on defence services.
New Investment Strategy   Tarek Sultan Chief Executive Officer                    
4 Jun 2012 Arabtec Holding Arabtec Holding UAE Dubai Dubai   Libya|Qatar Business Services Construction   United Arab Emirates-based Arabtec Holding, a company that engages in
civil construction and related works, is setting logistics and joint
ventures in place in preparation to bid for Qatar’s planned $100bn
infrastructure projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup. It has two major
projects in Qatar and is bidding for more. It is also entering Libya and
is actively looking at oil and gas projects in the country.
New Investment Strategy   Ziad Makhzoumi Chief Financial Officer                    
5 May 2012 Al Danube Building Materials Al Danube Building Materials UAE Dubai Dubai   Libya|Pakistan|Sri Lanka Building & Construction Materials Construction|Retail Trade   United Arab Emirates-based Al Danube Building Materials, which
manufactures and retails construction and building materials, is
planning to expand into new markets. The company has identified Sri
Lanka, Libya and Pakistan as possible destinations for such an
New Investment Strategy   Rizwan Sajan Chairperson                    
6 Feb 2012 Al Ghurair Group Al Ghurair Group UAE Dubai Dubai   Libya Business Services|Financial Services Construction|Financial Services   The United Arab Emirates-based Al Ghurair Group, a diversified business
conglomerate, is examining the possibility of entering the contracting,
banking and insurance sectors in Libya. The company already owns 50% of
the Ras Lanuf oil refinery in the country and is continuing to invest in
its expansion.
New Investment Strategy   Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairperson                    
7 Sep 2011 Total Total France Ile-de-France Paris   Libya Alternative/Renewable energy|Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Energy|Environmental Technology   France-based oil and gas company Total is in talks to expand its
business in Libya. The company will not yet consider new oil production
contracts, rather it will co operate on an industrial development plan,
with the possibility of developing liquid natural gas or aiding the
national oil company in the country to develop oil and gas reserves more
aggressively. Total is also interested in the nuclear power industry,
for which it is eyeing a partner and project.
New Investment Strategy   Christophe de Margerie Chief Executive Officer                    
8 Jan 2011 CIGA Healthcare CIGA Healthcare United Kingdom Northern Ireland Ballymena   Indonesia|Iran|Iraq|Jordan|Lebanon|Libya|Malaysia|Saudi
Pharmaceuticals Life sciences   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                    
9 Nov 2010 Debenhams Debenhams United Kingdom South East (UK) London   Hungary|Iraq|Libya|Russia|Slovakia|Sri Lanka Textiles Retail Trade Retail UK-based Debenhams, a department store chain, is targetting developing
countries for global expansion. The company is planning to open 50
stores across the globe over the next five years. The chain plans to
focus on developing countries, and is seeking opportunities in Libya,
Iraq, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Slovakia and Russia. The company prefers to
have shops within malls and shopping centres.
Considering Project (New or Expansion)   John Scott Director, Business Development                    
10 Apr 2010 National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) Senaat (General Holding Corporation) UAE Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi   Kazakhstan|Libya|Nigeria Business Services Energy   Oil-services firm, National Petroleum Construction has announced that it
is considering plans to expand into Nigeria, Libya and Kazakhstan. The
company is keen to expand beyond its traditional areas of operation. The
company is an integrated onshore and offshore EPC contractor.
New Investment Strategy   Aqeel Madhi Chief Executive Officer