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Investment in DST Global

Feb 2020

MENA Capital announced its investment in DST Opportunities IV Access, an access fund by Goldman Sachs that seeks to provide investors exposure to DST Global VIII Fund as well as to co-investment opportunities alongside DSTG VIII.
Founded by Yuri Milner in 2009, DST launched its eighth fund early this year, to pursue non-controlling investments in late-stage private companies in the global internet industry with valuations of at least $500 million. From inception through to 31 Dec 2020, DST has invested more than $10 billion across 72 portfolio companies including Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, LinkedIn, DoorDash, Airbnb, Robinhood etc.
MENA Capital is currently invested in DST Opportunities II & III Access Funds which invests in DST Global VI & VII respectively (portfolio includes DoorDash, Stripe, Checkout, Chime, Brex, Nubank, Robinhood, Revolut etc).
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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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