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Alkhabeer Capital hosts a roundtable in Saudi Arabia on family businesses and private equity

February 25, 2014



Alkhabeer Capital announced today that it hosted a roundtable on 'Family Businesses and Private Equity' in Jeddah. The event was attended by clients, partners and a select group of prominent industry leaders and was chaired by keynote speaker, Dr. Benoit Leleux, a professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD Business School in Switzerland.

Dr. Leleux presented two key sessions which addressed the relationship between private equity and family businesses, the first titled "Family Business and Private Equity Valuable Partnership or Conflicts of Interest" and the second addressed "The Impact of Governance and Presence of Non-Family Executives on Family Businesses' Entrepreneurial Wealth Creation".

Dr. Leleux highlighted the benefits that private equity can bring to family owned businesses and its ability to preserve the entrepreneurial spirit of the next generation. A particular focus was on the guidance that private equity partners can bring to families in the selection of non-family CEO's and the advice they can provide on wider corporate governance issues.

Ammar Shata, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alkhabeer, said: "Our private equity roundtable capitalizes on our market experience and provides a valuable knowledge sharing event for all attendees. We are committed to sharing our knowledge on the benefits of private equity and to adding value to our investors. We look forward to hosting future events which will benefit us all through the shared experiences of industry experts such as Dr. Leleux."


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Source: CPI Financial


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