Samuel Wendel


10 months ago

J.P. Morgan’s Sjoerd Leenart Is Chasing New Business In Saudi As Deals Pick Up

J.P. Morgan’s Middle East chief and global head of corporate banking Sjoerd Leenart is positioning the bank to reap new business in Saudi Arabia, as deals in the kingdom pick up.
By Samuel Wendel 14 min read
10 months ago

Donna Benton’s Discount Voucher Business Went Digital And Investors Lined Up

Facing digital disruption, Australian expat Donna Benton successfully transformed her Dubai-based coupon business, the Entertainer, into a mobile app. Investors came knocking at her door.
By Samuel Wendel 19 min read
1 year ago

Saudi Aramco Partners With Mazda To Develop Fuel Efficient Engines As Competition From Electric Cars Looms

Saudi Aramco has inked a partnership with carmaker Mazda and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) to cooperate on a research program developing fuel...
By Samuel Wendel 4 min read
1 year ago

DP World Acquires Danish Logistics Company Unifeeder For $765 Million

Dubai’s DP World is expanding its footprint in Europe by acquiring Danish logistics company Unifeeder for $765 million. The port operator bought the firm from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain...
1 year ago

Chinese Ride-Hailing Giant Didi Chuxing Is Investing $1 Billion Into Its Auto Services Platform

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is rebranding its auto services platform and pumping $1 billion into the unit—a move that comes after a recent report that it may eventually spin the division...
1 year ago

Dubai’s Sokotra Capital Acquires Tunisian Fish Farm L'Aquaculture Tunisienne

Dubai investment firm Sokotra Capital has led a consortium of buyers to acquire the Tunisian fish farm operator L'Aquaculture Tunisienne for an undisclosed amount. Serving both the local and export...
1 year ago

DP World Wins Court Ruling Over Djibouti Port Terminal Seizure

Following Djibouti’s seizure of a port container terminal operated by DP World earlier this year, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has now ruled that the Dubai-based port...
1 year ago

Bahrain’s Investcorp Sells U.S. Private Education Firm Nobel Learning Communities

Bahraini investment firm Investcorp has sold off Nobel Learning Communities, a U.S.-based private education provider for an undisclosed sum. It sealed the deal with a competing private school...