In this meet up we explored the future of the private equity industry in Saudi as well as the criteria and regulatory frameworks that can catalyze an active, dynamic private equity investment ecosystem.
Our final meet-up of 2020 saw a high-level webinar co-hosted by Jada Fund of Funds and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Saudi Arabia. It assembled preeminent thought leaders and experts in the country’s PE sector who explored the current state of the industry and the ways it can thrive in the coming years.
Moderated by Rawan Aljermawi, CFA, Board Member, at CFA Society Saudi Arabia & VP, Investments at Jada, the panel comprised Adel Al Ateeq, CEO of Jada, who explored the Fund of Funds’ extensive mandate and responsibility to grow the nascent PE industry ethically in Saudi Arabia, Sulaiman Alkhushi, CFA, Vice President of Investments at Jada, who explained what PE funds can do to secure capital from investors like Jada, and Assad Karam, CFA, Head of Private Equity at Alpha Capital, the manager of "Alpha Capital Saudi F&B Growth Fund", a recent beneficiary of a commitment from Jada. He outlined the ways PE investors can help startups and SMEs entering the country overcome common challenges when looking to grow and scale and, specifically examined why exit strategies remain tricky to navigate.