Dr Karim El Solh: "Partnering in Growth": Establishing a "Best-in-Class" Private Equity Firm in the Gulf

Published 29 Mar 2011
Reference 5773
Industry Private Equity
Region Middle-East
Summary

In February 2010, Dr. Karim El Solh, founder and CEO of Gulf Capital, announced the successful closure of GC Equity Partners Fund II. Approximately AED 2 billion (US$533 million) had been raised, and in an unprecedented coup for a regional private equity firm, the majority of investors had been sourced from international markets. The case describes El Sohl’s journey towards establishing one of the leading alternative investment companies in the Middle East.

Teaching objectives

Instructors can use this case to introduce a wide range of topics related to leadership.

Keywords
  • Private Equity
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Middle East
  • ADEC
  • RD0311
  • AR2011
  • AR1011