| | NOVEMBER 20229ALIPH CAPITAL WILL SEEK TO ACQUIRE SIZEABLE, ACTIVE POSITIONS IN PRIVATELY OWNED MID-MARKET COMPANIES ACROSS THE GCC THAT POSSESS ROBUST BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALSbeen consolidating its portfolio, privatising some assets and making strategic acquisitions to build `national champions'.Aliph Capital's `entire focus' will be on its first fund, `but our vision is to be a leading alternative asset manager based out of this region', Chief Executive Huda al-Lawati, who founded the business last year and is the majority shareholder, told Reuters. The firm plans to deploy its first fund across about 10 to 12 companies, Lawati said. The hold period for portfolio companies is five to seven years, Lawati said, adding that ADQ's interest in Aliph Capital was because of its focus on small and medium companies.
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