Why Havenvest

The Havenvest team have operated in the Middle East for most of their careers, developing a strong network of reliable and trusted local financial and industrial contacts in the region.

PRIVATE EQUITY EXPERIENCE IN THE REGION

The senior management team at Havenvest have built up in-depth private equity experience working more than 20 years across the range of sectors in the region. Members of the Havenvest senior management team completed the first management buyout in the region in 1993, which was subsequently listed in 1998.

OPERATIONAL FOCUS

The firm's investment approach combines private equity expertise with comprehensive operational competence. Havenvest’s in-house operations capability is brought into play from pre-acquisition due diligence to the formation and execution of a comprehensive operational plan upon the closing of a transaction. This dual approach has improved of our portfolio companies’ performance and created long-term value.

LOW TOLERANCE FOR FINANCIAL RISK

Havenvest uses a disciplined investment approach to evaluate transactions. Portfolio companies must demonstrate the ability to generate sufficient cash to ensure recovery of the invested capital, as the growth strategy is implemented, over the investment period.

LOW LEVERAGE

Most of Havenvest’s portfolio companies maintain low levels of net debt.
Our investment team has used the following prudent investment approach since the launch of its first fund in 2002.

  • Acquiring companies with strong underlying business characteristics;
  • Ensuring adequate downside protection in the transaction structure and corporate governance provisions; and
  • Making operational changes to enhance the financial performance of the underlying business.

NETWORK

The Havenvest team have operated in the Middle East for most of their careers, developing a strong network of reliable and trusted local financial and industrial contacts in the region. Our relationship with HSBC, one of the region's leading financial institutions, further enhances the depth of our knowledge and network. The bank’s extensive client network has enabled Havenvest to extend its reach across all sectors in the region and positions the firm amongst the first calls from company principals, corporate heads and financial intermediaries.

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