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CedarBridge partners with solid and promising MENA companies and management teams. We then support them to achieve exceptional growth.

We have a clearly defined style:

  • Innovative and independent thinkers

    Follow a strict discipline and implement the best global practices, yet always challenging the traditional private equity model and adapted it to the realities of MENA region and the demands of investors.
  • Proprietary deal flow


    Deep networks in focus sectors across the MENA region allows access to proprietary deals.
  • Operationally savvy and resourceful

    The team and advisory board have deep sector knowledge and practical operational expertise.

"We enjoy partnering and working with newly-energized management teams and partners with a focus on creating outstanding value."
"Our focus is on crafting exceptional opportunities and using our market expertise to support them in their growth so that they become regional leaders.
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In The Media


Interview with Imad Ghandour - YouTube

(June 2017)
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twofour54 successfully exits investment in SAE Institute to CedarBridge

(November 2015)

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الإمارات والسعودية تتصدران استثمارات الملكية الخاصة

(September 2015)

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يورومنى .."عماد غندور" : اجراءات الإدراج في بورصة مصرأكثر وضوحا من دول الخليج

(September 2015)

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Saudi Arabia, UAE attract over 75% of MENA investment activity by value

(August 2015)

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MENA Private Equity Association launches ninth report

(July 2015)

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Education Roundtable Summary Report discusses the latest trends and investment opportunities in vocational training for private equity fund managers.

(December 2014)

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Industry is going through a consolidation phase

(July 2014)

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Egypt Likely to Lead Mideast Private Equity Rebound, Report Says

(July 2014)

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UAE and Egypt lead the number of private equity investments in 2013

(July 2014)

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MENA Private Equity Association launches eighth report

(July 2014)

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The Mayas predicted the end of the world in 2012...

(December 2013)

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GCC lays out strong private equity landscape for 2014

(December 2013)

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Investment Opportunities in Early Childhood, Vocational Training, and Higher Education Dubai,

(June 2013)

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Radio Interview Dubai Eye

(July 2013)

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TDIC PARTNERS WITH KIDS FIRST GROUP TO OPEN NURSERY SCHOOL ON SAADIYAT ISLAND

(April 2013) Pre-school to open in 2014 with world-renowned Montessori Method providing high standards of educational and recreational facilities

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Feng shui and a gym for nursery children

(March 2013) Kamil Najjar, founder of Kids First Group, talks about why he wants to bring a nursery to Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island.

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Pearson to Help Train Thousands of Egyptians through New Tamkeen Scheme

(December 2012) Pearson helps Government increase work skills of graduates

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CedarBridge's Tamkeen and Egypt's Industrial Training Council Invest EUR 100 million in Vocational Training

(December 2012) Tamkeen signs with the Government of Egypt to train and employ one million workers over 7 years

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Seven UAE universities participate in Western Union and Al Ansari Exchange 'Business for Better' competition

(November 2012) Competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship with a sustainable development agenda
2012 judging panel includes prominent personalities from financial sector, private equity and broadcast industry

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Private Equity International Turkey Forum 2012

(September 2012) The original and best annual gathering dedicated to the Turkish private equity community.
Imad Ghandour, CedarBridge Managing Director will be a panelist at this event.

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Educational Investment MENA

Education Investment MENA will highlight the major prospects for operators, investors and financiers in the Middle East and North Africa's booming education market.
Imad Ghandour, CedarBridge Managing Director will be speaking at this event.

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2011 MENA Private Equity Association Annual Report

Private Equity Investments & Exits in the Middle East Remain Positive

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Middle East private equity investments and exits remain positive

The MENA Private Equity Association, in partnership with KPMG and Zawya, released the 2011 Private Equity and Venture Capital in the Middle East Annual Report, which indicates that the outlook for 2012 is positive given the momentum in 2011

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Private equity: Years of oil-soaked expansion are over

During the Gulf's oil-soaked years of expansion, private equity was one of its hottest new industries, as local merchant families sought ways to channel their wealth back into their own region, and overseas investors wanted to capitalise on the Arab world's growth.

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MENA Private Equity Association Launches at DIFC

The MENA Private Equity Association announced its official launch at the Dubai International Finance Centre this week.

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Cedarbridge MD Receives Private Equity World Award 2011

Imad Ghandour Honoured By International PE Leaders At Dubai Award Ceremony

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MENA PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION

LONG-TERM VALUE CREATION IN PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENTS

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Dubai International Academic City Highlights Opportunities in Regional Sector

Conference Offers Ideal Platform to Attract Foreign Investment to Advance UAE's Education Sector

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Fine art and high finance

Is fine art a safe haven investment, or just another tool to lure wealthy investors? Banker Middle East collates some opinions

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StanChart takes stake in Saudi company

Standard Chartered's private equity arm said on Monday that it had bought a stake in a subsidiary of Bin Laden Group, the construction group, in a vote of confidence in Saudi Arabia amid regional, economic, and political turmoil.

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Saudi Arabia Could Emerge As Safe Play Of The Mideast

As democratic revolutions sweep away dictators in the Middle East, private equity firms have decided to retrench in many countries until the outlook becomes clearer, leaving elusive, yet increasingly stable Saudi Arabia as one of the last havens for deals

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Businesses fear a weaker dollar may raise imports cost

ABU DHABI - The US credit rating downgrade will continue to devastate the share markets across the globe, but for the country like the UAE, which is dependent on heavy imports would be affected by a weaker US dollar, as the reserves currency is likely to loose its shine, businesses feared.

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Saudi Arabia Could Emerge As Safe Play Of The Mideast

As democratic revolutions sweep away dictators in the Middle East, private equity firms have decided to retrench in many countries until the outlook becomes clearer, leaving elusive, yet increasingly stable Saudi Arabia as one of the last havens for deals.

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2010 MENA Private Equity Association Annual Report

The declaration of the G8 of May 2011 pertaining to the Arab Spring states in its first article: «The changes under way in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are historic and have the potential to open the door to the kind of transformation that occurred in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Venture into the unknown for capital

More venture capital than ever is available for aspiring business owners in the region. But it takes a bit of entrepreneurial know-how to tap into it, experts warn.

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Regional political turmoil fails to dampen business confidence

Dubai: After a drop in the regional business confidence index in the first quarter of this year due to the regional political turmoil, the benchmark is picking up steadily, a survey by HSBC showed yesterday.

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Surge in MENA venture capital fundraising

A new report from the MENA Private Equity Association tries to put a brave face on the economic and political turmoil that has swept the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the past three years.

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The Upside of Turbulence

We are witnessing today the most fundamental revolution in the Arab political landscape in four or more decades — just in the wake of the deepest global financial crisis in a century. Political and economic storms have engulfed many countries around us, and the repercussions of these events are still unfolding.

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