Starwood Industries have established themselves as a well-known name in the wood industry.
Operating out of their facility at Dubai Investment Park, they specialize in design, production, supply and installation of various wooden products catering to projects markets. Starwood sells its products throughout 3 primary markets: the UAE, KSA & Egypt.
Since EII’s investment in Starwood, they have established an additional facility in Egypt to service the demand in the North African region.
Founded in 1997, MBS (known as Memaar Building Systems), is one of the largest manufacturers of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings (PEB) and Sandwich Panels in the world. MBS is specialized in design, manufacturing and supply of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings and uses the best engineering software and most advanced production machinery in the PEB industry.
Since 1997, MBS has supplied more than 40,000 buildings in more than 80 countries worldwide. Its Pre-Engineered Steel Building System is unmatched in its quality, quick delivery and value. Buildings to suit specific needs are designed, engineered, manufactured and shipped mostly in less than 8 weeks and at a price that is 20 to 30 per cent lower than the price of conventional steel buildings.
This functional versatility makes Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings suitable and attractive for industrial, commercial, recreational, institutional, educational, aviation and agricultural applications such as factories, workshops, warehouses, sports halls, aircraft hangars, bulk storages, cold stores and poultry buildings, etc.
Abode Investments Limited (Abode) is EII’s special purpose vehicle that was established in order to acquire and hold its interests in various labour camps in Dubai. Since its inception in 2016, and in line with its current investment strategy, Abode has acquired a number of mid-sized labour camps that are strategically located in Dubai Investments Park (DIP).
Abode acquired these assets in order to support the rapid growth requirements of its portfolio companies and to participate in the attractive financial returns that this asset class currently offers. Given the expected increase in the construction activity leading up to EXP0 2020, this particular asset class, and especially those located in the vicinity of Dubai South, represent an attractive value proposition for strategic investors like EII.
Leaders Fort Contracting (LFC) are specialists in building and contracting services, offering flooring, waterproofing, concrete rehabilitation and protective coating services. More recently, LFC expanded their services to include MEP & HVAC, specialized fit-out, as well as façade divisions.
Since their inception in 2006, they have been growing rapidly with an impressive track record of high profile projects executed for the leading developers in the UAE. LFC is dedicated to providing quality and cost-effective solutions to its large and growing client base.
The company is headquartered in Dubai and has branches in Abu Dhabi and Ajman.
AASA was first established in 1992 by Mr Channana Parambil Mohamed Salih and has since grown, through diversification, into construction support services. The Group’s entire operations are conducted through AASA Group, where the 5 subdivisions are: Civil, Electrical, Steel, Industry Support Services (Man Power) and Information & Communication Technology.
In each of these businesses, AASA Group has proven expertise in securing contracts from governmental entities, leading developers and construction & infrastructure majors. Among notable projects completed include Alain Airport Expo, Mall of the Emirates – Extension, Al Dar Headquarters – Structure work, and Al Ain Airport- hangars, among others.
Dubai Angel Investors (DAI) is a member-led investment company that invests in seed and early-stage companies with high growth potential.
DAI invests in entrepreneurs and teams that show promise in taking their ideas from proof of concept to customer traction and then scaling the business. Members of DAI range from experienced angel investors and partners in VC Funds to executives of successful companies.
The company has invested in 20 promising companies in a short span of time. For portfolio companies that show strong traction after the initial investment, DAI often evaluates opportunities to deploy additional capital to support their growth.
ServiceMarket is a leading online home services marketplace based in the UAE that helps residents compare quotes and book over 35 different home services online.
They are currently helping over 150,000 people find and book a quality service professional for a task at home every year. Founded in 2013, ServiceMarket has since grown to eight cities in the Middle East, with plans to expand in the MENA region and beyond.
UACC specializes in the transportation of clean petroleum products and liquid chemicals. The company operates various types of ocean-going vessels, chemical and product tankers.
Their existing fleet consists of 21 vessels, 9 of which are medium-range (MR) vessels, 4 long-range (LR) vessels and 8 chemical vessels.
EII invested in UACC based on its long-term growth potential.