Our Investments

We target a diverse group of high-growth sectors in Kuwait and adjacent regional and emerging markets

We create value through an active partnership approach

KFICD has earned distinction through trust, business judgment, value creation, and superior results

Investment Strategy


  • KFICD invests in privately held companies with strong growth potential which can deliver superior risk-adjusted returns.
  • KFICD seeks to partner with global leaders in their field to co-invest in projects in Kuwait and the adjacent regional and emerging markets, and provide its expertise and knowledge to create profitable market leading companies.
  • KFICD private equity strategies focus on Kuwait and adjacent regional and emerging markets characterized by consumption-driven economies, pro-business policies, rapid urbanization, favorable demographics, high growth sectors, supply-demand gaps and growing consumer classes.
  • KFICD has developed a disciplined investment process which includes active deal sourcing, rigorous deal evaluation, creative structuring, consistent negotiation of the best possible terms, diligent post acquisition monitoring and effective growth strategy implementation.
  • Our investment team has broad investment, financial and industry experience, which we apply to help businesses achieve their potential, thereby producing superior results and attractive returns to investors.
  • KFICD understands that international best-practice investment strategies have to be tailored to businesses in the region to take account of their unique dynamics.
  • KFICD's investment portfolio is primarily made up of medium to long term holdings.

How we evaluate every investment


How we evaluate every investment

  • Proven or robust business models
  • Strong experienced management team or international partner with proven track record of success
  • Robust income/cash generating assets
  • Growth-led market opportunity
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Strong brands with potential for expansion
  • Attractive Risk/Return Profile

How we create value for our investments

  • Active partnership approach where we work with the management of our portfolio companies to help achieve growth, improve productivity and realize the full business potential
  • Provide expertise in areas of financing, strategy, local operations and M&A transactions, while recognizing that the strategic partner / company management remains at the forefront of decision-making
  • Provide strategic direction by devising and implementing improvement plans and growth strategies
  • Provide financing for capital investment, organic growth or industry consolidation
  • Implement corporate governance measures and enhance internal controls
  • Improve information gathering and reporting
  • Implement operational efficiency and cost containment measures
  • Optimal utilization of cash and leverage to keep management focused and maximize returns
  • Access to exceptional contacts through our extended business network including advisors, local authorities, government institutions and banks for support

KFICD has developed a disciplined investment process which includes active deal sourcing, rigorous deal evaluation, creative structuring, consistent negotiation of the best possible terms, diligent post acquisition monitoring and continuous formulation of the most appropriate exit strategy on each investment.

KFICD keeps the overall risk within acceptable limits by diversifying its investment portfolio amongst different sectors.

KFICD's investment portfolio is primarily made up of medium to long term holdings.

KFICD utilises different strategies and mechanisms in order to augment its investment capability and achieve influential stakes.

Investment Sectors


KFICD targets a diverse group of high-growth sectors in Kuwait and adjacent regional and emerging markets. Fundamental growth drivers include attractive demographics and increasing urbanisation. Rising young middle class consumers will drive demand for infrastructure, education, healthcare, real estate and consumer products and services.

Our core investment sectors are:

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Infrastructure

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Education

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Healthcare

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Real Estate

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Consumers

KFICD's consumer focused investment strategy has a concentration on core defensive sectors which can continue to deliver growth during times of economic instability. We seek to identify high growth companies within these sectors that have strong business fundamentals and are well managed.