Bahrain-based Investcorp said on Tuesday it had acquired a significant minority stake in a Turkish producer of fresh cut and packaged processed red meat.

Bahrain firm Investcorp buys stake in Turkish food producer Namet!

Bahrain-based Investcorp said on Tuesday it had acquired a significant minority stake in a Turkish producer of fresh cut and packaged processed red meat.

Namet Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., also known as Namet, is Investcorp’s latest acquisition in the Middle East and comes a few months after it bought a 25 percent stake in Saudi Arabia’s sports and fitness business Leejam Sports Co. Investcorp did not disclose the value of the deal in an emailed statement. Namet, which sells its shariah-compliant products to retailers as well as hotels, restaurants and catering companies, was acquired in 2005 by members of the Kayar family, a family involved in livestock trading since 1929. The family will retain a majority interest in Namet. Investcorp will seek to capitalize on the growth opportunities for the company in Turkey and beyond, said Tristan de Boysson, managing director, Investcorp Corporate Investments-MENA. Investcorp, which had $11.5 billion in assets under management at the end of 2012, is one of several investors who have expressed a preliminary interest in buying a stake in Italian fashion house Versace, according to sources.

Today’s Zaman

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *