Gulf Merchant Families

Foreign businesses considering or actually working in the Gulf need to understand its merchant families. This is because one or more of a major merchant family’s businesses will very likely be either a competitor, or maybe even a business partner.

GSN's Merchant Family Series of reports provides valuable insights to all investors interested in understanding the Gulf business environment. The reports explain what assets the family controls, where it is going, its key personalities and its political connections.

Should you require additional information on people or entities in the Gulf, CbI’s due diligence and research team would be pleased to discuss your requirements. Contact Mark Ford. Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667. Email: mark@cbi-research.com      

 


Reports

United Arab Emirates's Al-Futtaim family

Published 14 May 2013

Al-Futtaim is one of the biggest names in Dubai and, increasingly, the wider Middle East’s retail, automotive and property development sectors.  World-class brands, retailers, car manufacturers and property developers in the Middle East will almost certainly find themselves a competitor or partner of a Futtaim business.

This 12-page report highlights the risks and opportunities associated with the Al-Futtaim.  It explains how politics and business combined to create an immense family fortune.  It reveals, for example, how the family played a key role in infrastructure projects that have defined Dubai (such as the Maktoum Bridge), and continues to be involved in mega-projects today.
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Oman's Zawawi family

Published 7 January 2013

The Zawawi family is one of the biggest players in Oman’s business landscape; anyone doing business in the sultanate is very likely to find him or herself either a competitor or partner of a Zawawi business.

This 12-page report, the first of CbI’s Merchant Family series, takes a close look at the family, examining where it came from and where it is going, considering its historical roots and the sources of its significant wealth.  It looks at the assets the family controls, providing profiles of Zawawi businesses, as well as biographies of the key personalities.
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GSN subscribers may buy the report at the special discount price of £195

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