Private Equity in the GCC: Muhannad Qubbaj, Gulf Capital

Muhannad Qubbaj, Managing Director of Gulf Capital, tells Hany Assaad of Avanz Capital what differentiates the Gulf Coast from the rest of MENA as a market for private equity investment. 

You can hear more from Muhannad Qubbaj at SuperReturn Middle East 2014 in Dubai, 19-22 October, where he will take part in the Global PE Debate on Investments & LP/GP Relations Summit day.

Muhannad Qubbaj joined Gulf Capital in 2006 and is co-head of the Private and Equity Division, where he focuses on deal sourcing and origination, shareholder and investor activities and external business development for portfolio companies. Previously, he was a Senior Principal at Investcorp International, where he was responsible for marketing and investor relations in Riyadh, Khobar, Dammam, Dhahran and the United Kingdom.

Understanding the impact of increased regulation

In the run-up to the 2014 SuperReturn CFO/COO Forum, SuperReturn and TMF Group interviewed three senior private equity finance and operation executives on the trends affecting the industry. In this video, Parag Gandesha of MML Capital Partners, Andrew Haywood from 3i Group plc and Paul Cunningham of Helios Investment Partners talk about how greater regulatory…

The Back Office Steps Front and Center

By Bronwyn Bailey, Vice President Research, Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC) Private equity’s narrative has typically centered on its entrepreneurial founders and savvy dealmakers. Individuals in the so-called “back office” kept accurate accounting and made timely limited partner (LP) communications but were rarely given the spotlight. Changes brought by the global financial crisis and the industry’s…

Danger Signals Ahead For Asian PE Firms – And It’s Not The Macro You Need To Be Worried About

Professor Peter Goodson, Berkeley – Hass Business School and Retired Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Partner is speaking at SuperReturn Asia 2014, Hong Kong, 22-25 September. The following is a preview of Peter’s presentation on Day Two of the Main Conference, ‘Danger Signals Ahead for Asian PE Firms and It’s Not the Macro You Need to Be Worried About…A…

60 Seconds With Stephen Hoey, KPS Capital Partners

Stephen Hoey, Partner, Administration, Chief Financial And Compliance Officer of KPS Capital Partners shares some insights into what makes an ideal private equity CFO in our latest 60 Second interview. Extra due diligence – burden or a good long-term thing for the industry?  Both. It is certainly a burden for those of us on the GP…

5 Unmissable Guest Speakers At SuperReturn Asia 2014

The SuperReturn Asia 2014 conference in Hong Kong, 22-25 September, promises a quality programme featuring 60+ LP speakers and only the very best GPs from the Asia-Pacific region. You can also expect to see and hear from experts from outside the industry, including these five inspirational guest speakers:   The Branding Expert Ken Segall Tuesday 23…

Evolution of the Secondaries Market – Andre Bourbonnais CPPIB

André Bourbonnais spoke at SuperInvestor last year and will join us again in Paris this November. We caught up with André at the 2013 event to ask about CPPIB’s recent transactions and what the next 12 months will bring. How do you see the market for your particular type of investments? Last year you made…

Turning your Back Office into a Competitive Advantage

As global alternative investment managers drive international operational improvements in their portfolio companies, are there lessons to be learnt and applied for GP operating models? Gordon Stuart, Chief Financial Officer of TMF Group, a private equity backed international professional services firm in over 75 countries, examines the challenges of cross-border operations. Sometimes in corporate life…

Ted Beneski – A Look At Insight Equity’s Acquisition Strategy

Ted Beneski, CEO & Managing Partner at Insight Equity gives us an inside look at how Insight Equity approaches acquisitions. Watch the video below for the full interview filmed at SuperInvestor U.S 2014. Hear more from Ted Beneski at the upcoming SuperReturn U.S. conference at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 9 -12 June, where he will speak on…

60 Seconds With J. Daniel Parker of Helmsley Trust

J. Daniel Parker of Helmsley Charitable Trust shares some insights ahead of SuperReturn U.S. 2014 in Boston, 9-12 June, where he will speak on the LP Confidential panel on the second day of the Main Conference. Dan Parker is an Investment Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. He is responsible for strategy development, general research, manager research and…