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 Drydocks World Dubai World UAE Dubai Dubai   Syria Non-Automotive Transport OEM Transport Equipment   UAE-based Drydocks World, a subsidiary of maritime giant Dubai World, is
considering entering the Syrian market. The firm is exploring the idea
of expanding through a consortium involving regional and possibly
international partners, operating in the country through ship repairs,
maintenance and fabrication.
Considering Project (New or Expansion)   Khamis Buamim Chairman, Drydocks World                    
2 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 President                  
3 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                    
4 Oct 2010 Metka Mytilineos Greece Attica Athens (Athina)   Syria Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Energy   Greek engineering group Metka, which is part of the Greek diverse group
Mytilineos Holdings, has signed a contract to build a natural gas fired
power plant in Syria with partner Ansaldo Energia. Located in the Deir
Azzour region, the Deir Azzour Combined Cycle Power Plant will have a
minimum net output power of 724 megawatts (MW) and an electrical power
efficiency of 55.6%. The contract value amounts to E671m ($933m) with
both companies being involved in the engineering, procurement,
construction and commissioning of the plant.
New Overseas Supplier Contracts   Katerina Mouzouraki Representative, Press                    
5 Sep 2010 Emirates Telecommunications (Etisalat) Emirates Telecommunications (Etisalat) UAE Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi   India|Syria Communications ICT & Electronics   United Arab Emirates-based telecommunications service provider Etisalat
is considering expanding into overseas markets, particularly the growing
markets of Syria and India. The telecom giant is interested in bidding
for Syria’s third mobile phone licence and is studying investment
opportunities in India, where it already has a joint venture.
Considering Project (New or Expansion)   Jamil al-Jarwan Chief Executive, International Investments                    
6 Aug 2010 PNOC Exploration Corporation Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) Philippines National Capital Region (NCR) Taguig   Australia|Indonesia|Myanmar|Nigeria|Syria|Vietnam Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Energy   PNOC Exploration Corporation, the upstream oil and gas subsidiary of the
state-owned Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), is considering
expanding to Indonesia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Syria, Australia and Burma as
part of a long-term business strategy. The overseas expansion will
involve exploration and expansion. The company will consider joint
ventures for any international projects.
Considering Project (New or Expansion)   Rafael E del Pilar President, PNOC Exploration Corporation                    
7 Jul 2010 Bank Audi sal-Audi Saradar Group Bank Audi sal-Audi Saradar Group 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