About Markaz Energy Fund:
The Markaz Energy Fund (MEF) was successfully placed and became operation in mid 2006 with a variable capital of up to KD 50 million. MEF was also approved by the Ministry of Finance's Offset Program, thereby increasing the attractiveness of the Fund to foreign investors.
MEF seeks to achieve outstanding returns by selectively investing across the exploration & production, midstream, downstream and petrochemicals segments of the Gulf Region's energy value chain.
The Markaz Energy Fund aims to partner with and invest predominately in:
Service companies that require capital for growth by integration and consolidation, through acquisitions and/or cross-border expansion.
Joint ventures with international and local firms operating in the Gulf Region.
Equity shares of entities that are operationally sound but require financial support.
Consortiums executing Greenfield/Brownfield projects.
MEF has made one significant investment in the Petrochemicals sub-segment and its investment pipeline currently has several transactions in progress in the equipment services and logistics sub-segments.