Laith A. Khaleq will lead the new office and begin offering products specifically to cater to local investor requests – a strategy that is in line with Capital Dynamics’ reputation for responding to its clients’ interests and delivering innovative and tailored investment strategies that best suit their needs. Additionally, this expansion will provide investors based in Gulf Cooperation Council ("GCC") countries access to Capital Dynamics’ full suite of expertise and products in private equity, private credit and clean energy infrastructure.
The opening of the new office represents Capital Dynamics’ first branch in the Middle East, joining a network of offices in New York, London, Zug, Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Munich, Birmingham and Seoul.
Martin Hahn, Chief Executive Officer at Capital Dynamics, said, "We are very excited to incorporate the Middle East into our global office network. As our business expands into new markets, we are more aware than ever that investors in different regions have unique requirements and local market expertise is essential to successfully meet their needs. Our Dubai-based team will focus on the investment demands of investors in the region and steer product innovation and tailoring."
Laith A. Khaleq added, "The Middle East is a key geography in global capital markets and this move signifies Capital Dynamics’ first step in establishing a broader business platform across the GCC. I look forward to growing this office and its range of investment offerings in order to best serve our existing clients in the region, whilst also strengthening and expanding our relationship with the wider investment community."
About Capital Dynamics
Capital Dynamics is an asset management firm focusing on private assets including private equity, private credit and clean energy infrastructure. Capital Dynamics offers a wide range of products including primary funds of funds, secondaries, direct investments, co-investments, customized separate accounts as well as structured private equity solutions. The firm has USD 15 billion in assets under management and advisement.
The firm was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. However, Capital Dynamics history dates back to 1988 when its predecessor, Westport Private Equity, commenced operations in Birmingham, UK.
Over the past eight years, Capital Dynamics has expanded beyond private equity offerings. The firm established a clean energy infrastructure platform in 2010, for direct investments in real assets within the renewable energy sector. In 2017, a private credit asset business was launched to leverage the firm's extensive general partner relationship network to originate and invest in private debt transactions for middle market companies owned by private equity sponsors.
The investment management teams’ Managing Directors and Directors average over 20 years of investing experience. We believe our experience and culture of innovation give us superior insight and help us deliver returns for our clients. We invest locally while operating globally from our New York, London, Zug, Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Munich, Birmingham, Dubai and Seoul offices.
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