Success from experience
GFH Capital, formerly known as Injazat Capital, is one of the Middle East’s foremost private equity investors, advisors and fund managers, providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. With a 10-year track record of top-performing investments and fund management, GFH Capital is one of the region’s longest-established private equity firms, and one of the first to be licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. As a result of our growing reputation and our experienced teams, we also enjoy unique relationships with numerous Government and intra-Governmental organisations, leading financial institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals, and have unparalleled access to prominent decision makers.
Established by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), an affiliate of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) and Gulf Finance House BSC, GFH Capital was a pioneer in structured private equity investing and Islamic finance in the GCC. Guided by expertise, innovation, transparent solutions, an ethical approach and traditional principles, we have continued to set the standard for the region and undertaken and structured investments of more than USD 8bn in over 40 companies and across 25 countries.
GFH Capital is renowned for the establishment and management of the Middle East’s first Sharia’h-compliant VC TMT fund: Injazat Technology Fund BSC (ITF I). ITF I has become one of the most renowned funds in the GCC, having completed the full life cycle of the investment process with industry-leading IRRs of up to 75% and sales to such companies as Hewlett Packard and Aramex. It was also commended by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the foremost international business organisation, for incorporating and upholding strong principles of corporate governance.
GFH Capital takes a long-term perspective and invests in growth companies at all stages of development; from founding start-ups and fostering growth in developing companies to leading complex recapitalisations or large-scale buy-outs of more mature businesses.
Our strategy is built on three key pillars:
Expertise - We possess an experienced team to secure and undertake unique opportunities;
Direction - We align the company’s interests with those of its investors and investments;
Partnership - We team up with superior operators and management team that help our companies implement strategies and manage operations.