a- Real estate
Working closely with both local and international clients, QInvest’s Principal Investments - real estate unit provides comprehensive financial solutions for prime real estate transactions in the GCC, Europe and the USA, noting that these geographies can be amplified based on the opportunity and relationships we hold. Our multidisciplinary approach, together with an investment banking mindset enables us, our clients and co-investors to drive value for our respective shareholders. QInvest acts as a both principal and arranger in the acquisition of controlling and non-controlling interests in direct real estate with typical equity or mezzanine investments being between $20 and $100 million.
QInvest is willing to co-invest with prospective partners in residential developments in top-tier markets together with core and value-add yielding opportunities in the office, retail and multifamily real estate sectors. We are able to invest through numerous structures generally including mezzanine, preferred equity and equity, all of which are represented in transactions closed since 2010. Average transaction life varies between 2 and 5 years, with pricing / return profiles being driven by the particulars of the transaction (including geography and sub-sector).
b- Investment Management
QInvest’s Principal Investments – special situation business focuses on deploying the bank’s capital across a broad range of asset classes with the objective of creating value while ensuring principal protection. The team originates investment ideas by leveraging QInvest’s local and global network of relationships and ensures best-in-class deal execution through a focused team of experienced investment professionals.
QInvest is sector agnostic and deploys capital across the capital structure with a primary focus on Sharia’a compliant mezzanine financings and structured transactions, which best match our risk-return profile. QInvest offers a flexible approach and can accommodate the specific needs of our clients by offering short and long term maturities, as well as cash and deferred profit payments. Our investments look to capture a recurring cash yield along with a back-ended, potentially equity linked, payout.
Examples of investments include:
- Mezzanine / HoldCo Financing
- Pre-IPOs / PIPEs / Convertibles
- Bridge Financing
- Acquisition Financing
- Last-mile / Rescue Financing