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Investment in Starwood Opportunity Fund

Nov 2020

During H2 2020, Starwood Capital launched the Starwood Distressed Opportunity Fund XII to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the COVID-19 induced distress in the global real estate markets. MENA Capital invested in the Fund which focuses on multifamily/affordable housing, office, hotel and industrial real estate across the US & Europe. MENA Capital is also currently invested in Starwood Opportunity Fund XI (2017) that is focused on opportunistic investments in global real estate through the purchase of assets in need of repositioning or recapitalization, distressed assets etc.
Starwood Capital is a private investment company with a primary focus on global real estate. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital has raised over $45 billion of equity capital and currently has in excess of $60 billion of assets under management.
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MENA Capital Holding announces annual profits of KWD 14.4 million and 54.1 fils Earnings per Share.


The General Assembly of MENA Capital Holding endorsed all the items listed on the Agenda during an Ordinary Session on 17 July 2011. Most importantly, the General Assembly endorsed the Financial Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2011 and its Auditors’ Report, the Board of Directors Report and released the Board of Directors’ actions for the said fiscal year.

Hamad Abdullatif Al-Asfour, Chairman & Managing Director of MENA Capital Holding announced during the meeting the Company’s substantial profits covering all losses accumulated during the previous three financial years. The Company reported Net Profits of KWD 14.39 million attributable to shareholders of the parent during the year against a loss of KWD 1.14 million during the corresponding previous year, reversing the negative Earnings per Share (EPS) (3.9 fils negative earnings as of March 31, 2010) to current year positive Earnings per Share of 54.1 fils.

As is typical of any private equity focused investment operations, the Company’s financial performance generated initial accumulated losses of KWD 12.025 million as of 31 March 2010 which were positively reversed when the Company exited one of its investments in Turkey through a subsidiary. As a result, the Company realized significant improvements in Return on Assets (ROA) which is 41.21% at the end of the current year (31 March 2010: -3.38%). The Return on Equity (ROE) too registered a sharp increase to 77.28% from -5.51% at the end of last year. Today, the Company holds a strong liquidity position with no debt on the Holding level. This is reflected in the high liquidity ratios at the end of the current financial year.
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