Real Estate's Greatest Investor in Dubai for Annual Forum

Monday, February 06 2006 @ 09:48 PM UTC

Contributed by: jron

On March 20-21, 2006, the 2nd annual Private Equity International Middle East Forum will be held in Dubai. Reports says that a collection of private equity big names will participate the said event. The meeting will organized by Private Equity International, a known leading alternative assets media group

Tom Barrack will be included an one of the International speakers, Fortune Magazine has him as " The World's Greatest Real Estate Investor" back in October 31, 2005 in its cover. His firm Colony Capital, has recently finished the known multi billion dollar buyout of the exclusive Raffles and Fairmont Hotel groups, which made noise last year.

Also included is Charles Sherwood, He is a partner and member of one of Europe's leading buyout houses which operates committee. Also Roberto Quarta , a partner at one of the longest US established and most highly-regarded private equity firms; Clayton, Dubilier and Rice.

Also representatives firm the Middle East and North Africa will also be in the said event. Arif Naqvi, Abraaj Capital's Vice Chairman and CEO, Dubai International Capital CEO, Sameer Al Ansari, COO of Investcorp, Gary Long and other top names.

One of the topics to be tackled are Islamic private equity to opportunities in North Africa, also what private equity can do for governments and state-owned groups in the region and also how family businesses can benefit from it.

Publisher of Private Equity International, David Hawkins said "We are delighted to be hosting this forum again in Dubai. Last year was a sell-out with more than 400 regional and international delegates in attendance - it was a unique experience to have so many firms and nationalities represented at the most senior level. Interest in the asset class has grown dramatically in the last few years in the Middle East & North Africa as regional investors look closer to home to deploy capital and managers begin to realize increasingly significant investments and returns. This forum offers all sides the opportunity to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry as they hear from - and interact with - people who are helping shape the regional and international private equity landscape." The event is being anticipated by over hundreds of spectators who were interested in private equity.

By: Dijon Wainwright

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