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Direct Investment - Middle East Private Equity

Us Foodservice

U.S. Foodservice is the second largest broadline foodservice distributor in the US. A full service distributor, it has more than 27,000 associates in over 70 locations nationwide.

The company distributes food and related products to over 250,000 customers, including restaurants, hospitals, hotels, cafeterias, schools and colleges.

The company markets and distributes more than 43,000 national, private label, and signature brand items. It employs more than 29,500 foodservice professionals and has annual sales of over $19 billion.

Rak Petroleum Company

RAK Petroleum, established in 2005 with a capital of AED 5 billion, was set up with the objective of initiating, participating, investing and developing energy-related projects, assets, ventures and businesses in GCC and international markets. The capital has been subscribed to by leading institutions from the UAE, GCC and beyond, in addition to local and regional high net-worth individuals and strategic partners.

RAK Petroleum transformed itself in late 2011 from an active exploration and production company with operations in seven concessions across three Middle East-North Africa countries to an investment vehicle by merging its oil and gas assets into DNO International ASA which is a Norwegian-listed company. Currently, RAK Petroleum holds 42.8% of DNO shares. With its experienced management team, the Company is focused on supporting DNO International’s growth strategies while looking for other attractively priced energy portfolios where RAK Petroleum’s regional expertise and roots can help unlock value.

The Government of Ras Al Khaimah has been a key promoter of RAK Petroleum and is also a strategic investor. Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Starling is a founder investor.


Established in 1997, Emaar Properties is a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market.

A pioneering developer of integrated master-planned communities, Emaar Group has transformed the real estate sector in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Emaar Group is extending its expertise in developing master-planned communities internationally, and today, has a significant presence in several key global markets.

Simultaneously, the company has developed competencies in hospitality & leisure, and shopping malls & retail.


Founded in San Diego, California in 2008, Samumed adopted a fresh operating philosophy from the beginning — one based on a goal of building a broad technology platform aimed at modulating WNT pathways to improve patient health. As an independent and management-controlled company, Samumed has capitalized on the ability to execute a unique, long-term vision. Scientific innovation remains the cornerstone of the company as it continues to discover and develop a diverse set of drug candidates. The Company’s integrated approach begins in its lab, continues into clinical studies, and extends into commercialization. As Samumed makes further progress in the clinic, they continue to invest in early-stage discovery and research capabilities, broadening not only their patent portfolio, but also the list of therapeutic applications in which their underlying know-how can be deployed to achieve significant clinical impact.


TruGreen is the United States’s largest lawn care company, serving more than 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the country with lawn, tree and shrub care. TruGreen believes more life should be lived outside and is committed to providing a beautiful lawn to serve as the foundation for outside experiences and lifelong memories. As the leader in the professional lawn care industry, TruGreen helps define responsible lawn care practices, conducts industry-leading education and training for our people, pioneers new application technologies and educates customers on proper mowing and wise-use watering techniques. Today, there are more than 260 TruGreen lawn care branches and satellite offices in the United States and Canada.


ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a public Fortune 1000 company, is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections). The Company serves residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.