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North Africa Holding Co. (NorAH), a Kuwait based Investment Company, was established in September 2006 with the aim of capitalizing on the significant investment opportunities arising within North African economies. With a capital base of KD 50 million, NorAH is one of the largest pan-regional investment companies and is driven by a clearly defined vision and investment strategy.
NorAH aims to contribute to the sustainable development of North African economies by partnering with local companies. Moreover, it seeks to acquire significant stakes in companies with superior management teams, and firmly believes in partnering with its investee companies in driving their transformation into premier regional and global players.
NorAH has a strong relationship with its shareholders, including Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO Group), one of the most prestigious holdings in the GCC region with consolidated assets of US$ 32 billion as at 31 March, 2014. The strong reputation and track record of KIPCO combined with its focus on the MENA region provides it with unparalleled access to the growing pool of opportunities. NorAH is well positioned to benefit from its solid shareholder base, its experienced senior management team, and its access to the large deal flow generated by the KIPCO Group.
NorAH's success is based on the depth, breadth, and experience of its investment team who come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from investment banking, asset management, strategy consultants, and specialists in corporate finance.
NorAH's target market spans across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt; countries which together account for two-thirds of the MENA population and offer significant untapped potential for abundant investment opportunities. These cover real estate, industrial, logistics, healthcare, education, and agribusiness. In the coming years, NorAH intends to build a portfolio of investments across growth industries with a potential to deliver superior returns.
On 30 October 2019, North Africa Holding Company held an extra ordinary general meeting (EGM) of the shareholders and resolved to write-off the accumulated losses against share capital amounting to KD 22,000,000. Accordingly, the number of shares decreased from 500,000,000 shares as of 31 December 2018 to 280,000,000 shares as of 31 December 2019 of 100 fils each. The current capital of the company is KD28,000,000.