Five principles define CedarBridge approach:

Culture

Innovative and independent thinkers; follow a strict discipline and implement the best global practices, yet always challenging the traditional private equity model and adapt it to the realities of the regions and demands of investors.

Execution

Combination of investment and operationally savvy teams with entrepreneurial experience; endeavor to help our partners develop and refine their strategy, leaving the day-to-day execution to them.

Drive

Encouragement of long-term, strategic decisions; remain committed to CedarBridge values and disciplines even in difficult times.

Access

Proprietary deal flow; leverage CedarBridge deep networks in focus sectors across focus regions allowing access to exclusive deals.

Reach

Wide network of local/global key players including investors, multinationals, experts, entrepreneurs, and influencers; increase value creation for profitable growth.

Criteria

Enterprise Value

$2 to $30 million

Industry Focus

Healthcare | Retail
Education | Beauty
Food & Beverage

Geography

MENA
Europe

Ownership

Minority up to full majority

Equity Investment

$1 to $10 million

Funds

CedarBridge High Growth I (raised in 2011)

CedarBridge High Growth II (raised in 2015)

AccessBridge Venture (initial close 2020)

CedarBridge Global Beauty Fund (fundraising)

Our Team

Investment Professionals

Magellan Makhlouf

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Imad Ghandour

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mohamed Sharara

Managing Director

Raymond Soueid

Managing Director

Issa Aghabi

Issa Aghabi

Managing Director Access Bridge

Operating Partners

James Zenni

Founder, Z Capital & Black Diamond Capital

Amaury Juniour

Founding Partner Vision Brazil Investments

David Lin

Head of Fund and Co-investing Goldstone Investment Co. China Ex- Ontario Teachers' Private Capital

Wallace Doolin

Ex-CEO TGI Fridays, Applebees, la Madeliene

Professor Ralph Tabberer CB

Founder BBD Education, education businesses in the UK and the GCC

Elias Monem

CEO Agility MENA

Dr Hamad Al Omar

Founder mHealth Company, National Blood & Cancer Center, and SAMT Medical Education

Guy Sauvage

Chief Executive Officer, Al Meera Consumer Goods Ex-Carrefour International Ex-IKEA/Habitat International

Dr. Craig G. Stark

MD, FACP, FFTM RCPS (Glasg), FISTM

Glen Helton

Glen Helton

Managing Partner, The Mosley Group, and Ex CEO at Americana

Portfolio

Footprint

CedarBridge team has demonstrated a hands-on ability to grow businesses across the UK, Cyprus, China, Spain, Egypt, GCC and the Levant while having significant investment knowledge in USA, Europe and Latin America

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