Siraj Capital: Investing in SMEs in the Middle East

Published 27 Feb 2012
Reference 5862
Industry Private Equity
Region Middle-East
Summary

In 2009, Siraj Capital is deciding whether to invest in Tower United Contracting Company, a telecom infrastructure provider based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The protagonist needs to evaluate the risks associated with the investment, as well as the value that Siraj Capital brings to the deal.

Teaching objectives

To introduce students to the particular challenges associated with investing in the context of the Middle East. The case can be used in courses on venture capital and private equity, in particular sessions focused on emerging market investments.

Keywords
  • ADEC
  • Private Equity
  • Middle East
  • SMEs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Q21112
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investors, Stakeholders and Accountability
  • GPEI
  • GPEI-Case