UAE’s GII establishes new company in Bahrain to invest in food

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) a leading Shari’ah-compliant global alternative investment company based in UAE, has opened a wholly-owned company named Gulf Ventures Capital.

Gulf Ventures Capital will be based in Bahrain, as part of GII’s strategy to expand its footprint in the MENA region and globally with a current presence in the UAE, London, and Frankfurt.

The company is set to invest in food, focusing on strategic food sustainability projects in agriculture, aquaculture, food processing and production, as well as logistics, green technology, and healthcare, aligning with the company’s vision for the GCC

Through investing in the food sector GII will be addressing the rising population, increase in the standard of living, disposable income and thereby the rising demand for food. Increasing local production in sectors that are experiencing a demand-supply gap, would improve the GCC food sector, and GII’s investments are aligned to narrow the gap, and create market competitiveness of locally produced and processed food, contributing towards long-term food sustainability.

Mohammed Alhassan_GII launches Gulf Venture Capital
Mohammed Alhassan
Founding Partner & Co-CEO – GII

“Our commitment to building and increasing our footprint is a testament to our firm belief in the thriving GCC market. We see significant growth potential in food projects and logistics in Bahrain and the larger GCC region. We continue to deliver on our strategy by expanding our portfolio for our stakeholders and partners”

The GCC food market by consumption is forecasted to reach 53.14 million MT in 2026, experiencing growth at a CAGR of 3.15 percent for the period spanning 2022-2026.

Mr. Pankaj Gupta, co-Founder, and co-CEO for GII also commented that “GII’s diversified investments prove our leadership in financial solutions and profitable partnerships. Our new presence in Bahrain offering different asset classes demonstrates our strong position in the region”.

Mr. Saleh Albelushi the appointed CEO for Gulf Venture Capital stated that “It gives me pleasure to execute GII’s strategy for growth. Food, agriculture, logistics and green technology are sectors that we will focus on, covering not only Bahrain but also the GCC. It is exciting times and l look forward to translating GII’s vision in the region.”

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