Even while regional economies in some parts of the world are slowing down, others seem to be just getting started. The region spanning the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA, has become a particular point of focus for many investors in recent years.
Experts such as Shailesh Dash have been busy helping investors worldwide make the most of the potential to be found in this region. By leading Al Masah Capital and putting the spotlight on some of the region’s most dynamic and ambitious corporations, Dash is opening the eyes of many investors.
Securing Capital for MENA’s Stars of the Future
In recent years, Al Masah Capital, under Dash’s leadership, has brought a number of high-profile businesses to the public and private equities markets. A pair of the most significant of these have been:
- AVIVO Group. Healthcare remains an area that could use some shoring up across MENA, and AVIVO Group has become one of the most effective forces at addressing the existing gaps. With nearly three dozen facilities under its umbrella at the time of listing, AVIVO ranks easily as one of the region’s most important players of its kind. More than 1.3 million patients already depend upon the organization for care each year, with that figure still rising steadily.
- Al Najah Education. Another important, recent Al Masah project revolved around raising capital for one of the region’s top education specialists. With more than two dozen educational organizations in its network, Al Najah is a force for empowerment in both MENA and Southeast Asia. As MENA continues to wean itself off the petroleum extraction and processing that have formed the foundation of its economy for so long, educational opportunities offered by companies like Al Najah will become even more important.
Paving the Way for a Brighter MENA Future
Access to capital remains a challenge in many parts of the world, but that is less the case in MENA today than even in the recent past. With ambitious, forward thinking leaders like Dash making sure that investors are ready to support the region’s worthiest businesses, MENA is sure to grow even more quickly and steadily into the future.