Qatar First Investment Bank to sponsor Private Equity International Middle East Forum 2010

Qatar First Investment Bank to sponsor Private Equity International Middle East Forum 2010

Qatar First Investment Bank (QFIB) today announced it will sponsor the 6th Annual Private Equity International (PEI) Middle East Forum 2010, opening tomorrow at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

“We are pleased to support and participate in this prestigious private equity forum,” said QFIB Deputy CEO & Chief Investment Officer Emad Mansour.

Mr. Mansour will be participating in a panel discussion along with senior executives from KPMG, Alvarez & Marsal and NASDAQ Dubai, examining strategies for growth as the region recovers from the global downturn.

“There is no doubt the private equity (PE) industry has changed and companies in the Middle East, in particular family businesses, should look again at what PE firms have to offer”.

“In any deal, with the absence of unattractive debt funding, PE firms will have to provide real in-depth value and management support which allows significant business growth and improvement,” commented Mr. Mansour.

PEI Media, the leading financial information group dedicated to alternative assets globally, hosts the prestigious PEI forum each year which features the biggest names in international and regional private equity. Under the banner of Sustaining Growth, Creating Value, this year’s forum will examine in detail the role private equity can have in helping the emerging economies of the Middle East, North Africa & South Asia region play their part in restructuring of the economic system