Interview: Fajr Capital CEO Iqbal Khan

Interview: Fajr Capital CEO Iqbal Khan

Investment firm Fajr Capital has led a consortium to buy a minority stake in GEMS Education, a UAE-headquartered company that runs more than 50 schools around the world as well as a consulting practice and a charity.

Dubai-based Fajr Capital, shareholders in which include sovereign funds from Abu Dhabi, Brunei and Malaysia, teamed up with Bahraini sovereign fund Mumtalakat and private equity group Blackstone to back GEMS’ operations in the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia.

After announcing the deal, Fajr Capital chief executive Iqbal Khan talked to EMEA Finance editor Tim Burke about the investment and plans to grow GEMS’ business.

BCS Prime Brokerage: Tim Bevan

BCS Prime Brokerage: Tim Bevan

Russian financial services group creates new CEO role for international operations.

Mid Europa Partners: Jana Philip

Mid Europa Partners: Jana Philip

Private equity firm hires legal counsel from White & Case.

October-November 2014

Cover story: Running a roadshow

Cover story: Running a roadshow

They’re hard work, non-stop and crucial to a deal’s success. Bankers and borrowers discuss how to get investor presentations right. Tim Burke reports.

In profile: PZU’s Przemyslaw Dabrowski

In profile: PZU’s Przemyslaw Dabrowski

Polish insurance group PZU’s debut eurobond marked the cheapest borrowing ever from a Central & Eastern European company. Przemysław Dąbrowski, its CFO, talks to Tim Burke.

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