Private Equity & Direct Investment

The Private Equity & Direct Investment Department is managed by a team of investment professionals who provide Shariah compliant investment services, focusing on generating investment transactions in private companies through an evidence-based research and strategic direction that unlocks growth opportunities within its portfolio of companies.

Banking on its experienced staff, the department has consistently been able to aid and support its portfolio companies in achieving their growth plans and sustainable competitive advantage over competitors through direct guidance.

The team also monitors, manages investments held directly under KFH Capital and provides the required support.


  • Successful Exits

    The Private Equity team has been consistently successful in transforming distressed assets and generating the largest value of exits in Kuwait’s market.
  • Restructuring specialists

    This unit provides a wide range of products to help distressed companies sail through an extensive restructuring exercise. Our team carefully balances management of such companies to unlock their potential without compromising the stability of workflows and employees’ morale.
  • Proven track record

    We have a successful track record in the turnaround of loss-making flagship investments through cost rationalization, improved workflow efficiency and diversifying revenue streams.


  • A leading financial services company in the GCC
    • Location: Kuwait
    • Year Invested: 1998
    • Year Exited: 2018
    • Deal Size: KD 14.0 million
  • A company focused on the education and professional training sectors
    • Location: Kuwait
    • Year Invested: 1994
    • Year Exited: 2018
    • Deal Size: KD 14.0 million
  • A manufacturer and distributor of bottled water
    • Location: Kuwait
    • Year Invested: 2014
    • Year Exited: 2017
    • Deal Size: KD 20.1 million
  • Imports manufacturing and construction equipment and material
    • Location: Kuwait
    • Year Invested: 2008
    • Year Exited: 2017
    • Deal Size: KD 7.2 million
  • A leading expatriate medical examination company
    • Location: Kuwait
    • Year Invested: 1997
    • Year Exited: 2017
    • Deal Size: KD 5.6 million
  • Islamic Bank based in Bangladesh
    • Location: Bangladesh
    • Year Invested: 1983
    • Year Exited: 2017
    • Deal Size: KD 7.7 million


    • 3rd Largest Aircraft leasing company in the world
    • Listed company on Boursa Kuwait with a market cap of USD 1.1 billion
    • The company expects to double the size of its fleet in the coming 5 years
    • Leading with a market share of 35% of the Private Hospital sector in Kuwait
    • Expanding to its 2nd premises in the south of Kuwait
    • KFH Capital is the largest shareholder of the hospital
    • Established in 1981 as a leading integrated information technology service provider
    • Company’s flagship product is the ITS ETHIX – Core banking solution
    • ITS services comprise of outsourcing, managed & professional services