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Real Estate Investment: Shore Road, UK


MENA Capital announced its investment in the purchase of a freehold property in Hackney, London, for the construction of a 2,000-3,000 sq.ft mix use building. The site, which has a favorable pre-app, is located close to London Fields and wider Hackney regeneration and the Fashion Hub.
Hackney is an area earmarked for significant regeneration, with the Greater London Authority and Hackney Council investing considerably with private Partners to deliver the £100m ‘Fashion Hub’ development. Along with the premium luxury brands Burberry, Pringle, Aquascutum, Bally and Anya Hindmarch, Hackney is an increasingly desirable area with aspirations to rival Westfield, Portobello and Borough Market as shopping destinations.
The development managers intend to maximize site value and improve on the pre-application scheme using high quality design & space, delivering the new build product as an architecturally led true boutique development.
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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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