private equity arm of the NBK Capital has acquired a substantial stake in
Kuwait-based Elaj Services (Taiba Hospital), its second investment in a
healthcare firm, the company said on Sunday.
investment was made through the Kuwait Investment Opportunities Fund, a $125m
private equity fund that focuses on opportunities in the Gulf state. NBK did
not confirm the size of the deal.
hospital, which has the capacity to treat over 700 patients a day, is the
largest healthcare platform in the area, said NBK Capital in a statement. The
firm plans to use the deal as a springboard to grow the hospital in Kuwait.
investment will be used to increase the hospital's presence in Kuwait, through
the establishment of new clinics and the development of a state of the art
facility adjacent to the current hospital,” the company said.
acquired a 30 percent stake in Turkey-based DunyaGoz Group, the country’s largest
ophthalmology hospital chain, in June 2010.
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