The group currently manages a portfolio of real estate assets and an alternatives platform for direct Private Equity and Growth Equity investments across the EMENA region, the UK and the US with over $300 million in AuM on behalf of high net worth international investors.
The group provides access to real estate investment opportunities, Private Equity and Growth Equity funds across the UK, Europe, and the US and advises on deal financing and structuring. The advice offered is tailored to clients’ needs, with a focus on the most appropriate and efficient structure. Opportunities include investing directly into real estate assets, Private Equity funds, Growth Equity funds, or through debt-related products such as bridging or mezzanine finance.
With more than a decade of on-the-ground experience investing in European real estate, Kout Capital has a hands-on approach to investment strategy managed by skilled professionals located in Kuwait, London, and the EMENA region. Senior team members are well experienced in the real estate industry and have cultivated, in many years of practice, an in-depth knowledge of local markets across different geographies.
A hands-on and meticulous approach is taken to managing clients’ assets and reporting financial information to investors. Skilled and experienced professionals regularly travel to view and inspect properties and have strong relationships with all third parties involved in the maintenance of clients’ assets. In addition, the team has extensive knowledge and a strong track record of achievement in the investment fund industry to help clients achieve resilient Private Equity solutions. The team has maintained relationships with specialised institutional partners and other Private Equity fund managers.
The group considers most asset classes from residential investments including PRS and student accommodation through to all sectors of the commercial market: industrial, office and retail. Standing investments and developments are considered. The group also has tremendous experience in pursuing investments in Private Equity and Growth Equity funds, particularly in the US and Luxembourg, and on behalf of clients who seek higher returns by investing in a variety of less liquid and longer term funds. Ahead of sourcing appropriate investment funds, the team undergoes a full-fledged internal analysis by utilising superior information and unique data in order to provide optimal structuring terms for favourable financial transactions.
Clients range from sophisticated HNW individuals and families to independent corporations, all of whom require a different strategic approach depending on the risk and return objectives as well as cash flow profiles. Pre-agreed strategies for Private Equity portfolios is designed to include identifying and establishing the most efficient structures in order to maintain and maximise returns and in order to align client objectives and deliver continuous outperformance.
Industry knowledge enables investors’ goals to be achieved, whilst preserving capital and targeting long-term growth. Asset selection prioritises proven, high-quality industries and businesses with promised value creation for higher returns that matches our private investors with investee companies.
We offer an array of advice from investment advisory services to development advisory services. Investment advice is generally provided on all aspects of the investment process from sourcing and acquiring, structuring appropriate finance, conducting due diligence, managing assets, equity funds and venture capital funds, and monitoring potential exit scenarios. Our development advisory services combine sophisticated expertise in project planning, finance, operations, and construction related economics. We typically provide a precise set of implementation strategies after working closely with our clients to evaluate a full range of financial and practical solutions. Our expertise and track record is widespread and we have established a worldwide presence. Our current focus locations are in the MENA region, the UK, Europe, and the US.
Detailed business plans are prepared before acquisition to meet the objectives of our investors. During the lifecycle of the investment, these business plans are actively monitored and amended as necessary with clients’ consent to achieve the best outcome. Changing market conditions are actively monitored and exit scenarios are adapted accordingly with every reasonable endeavour made to meet or exceed expectations.