Black Pearl Capital Portfolio

Black Pearl Capital focuses its investments on companies in global growth markets and businesses in distress where its partners and management team can add value. The portfolio is grouped into the following global growth sectors:

Energy, Natural Resources and Engineering

International Dominican Aluminium (IDA)

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic-based IDA is the largest aluminium extruder in the Caribbean, producing solid and non-solid aluminium profiles for domestic customers and export markets throughout Central and North America. In addition to its extruding facilities, it has a coatings line and research and development facilities. It is planning to expand its extrusion capacity to 30,000tpa and its billet blasting to 40,000tpa by 2015

(CEEM FZE) Canadian Energy Equipment Manufacturing (Exited)

CEEM FZE is a United Arab Emirates-based specialist equipment fabricator and delivers a range of products and services for oil and gas service companies, contractors and operators in the global oil and gas sector. Its core product range includes advanced hydraulic workover rigs essential for drilling operations. It also supplies towers, tanks and other components, and provides contract water jet and CNC plasma cutting, machining, grit blasting and painting services.

Energetic Oilfield Services (Exited)

Based in Dubai, the company acquires advanced hydraulic workover units and ancillary equipment for oil and gas service companies, contractors and operators in the global oil and gas sector. Energetic Oilfield Services has expanded its business model to allow its customers access to equipment on a lease or rental basis. The company has been part of Black Pearl Capital group since 2009.

European Jordanian Company for Renewable Energy (EJRE) (Exited)

EJRE delivers solar and wind renewable power solutions to businesses, state power companies and utilities throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Based in Amman, Jordan, the company is currently developing solar power projects totalling 200MW and wind energy projects totalling 500MW. It applies a combination of renewable technologies, including solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power and wind turbines.

Ennovor Group (Exited)

Ennovor Group collects waste oil and oil residue and refines it into high quality, advanced biofuels that are used across the transport, marine, plant and machinery, and industrial/domestic heat and power sectors. Headquartered in Singapore, its operations span Europe and Asia with refineries in the UK and Spain. Ennovor Group manages the waste oil collection supply chain, refines, blends and tests, before delivering to end-users. A Black Pearl Capital company since 2009, the business was sold to a Dubai based investment firm in November 2014.

Infinia Corporation (Exited)

Launched in 1985 and headquartered in Kennewick, Washington State in the USA, Infinia provides renewable energy solutions to businesses, consumers and public sector customers. Its renewable energy solutions include solar and biomass fuelled combined heat and power (CHP). Infinia’s product range features unique, patented solar concentrators and Stirling engines to provide grid quality AC electrical power. The company was sold to Qenergy in November 2013.

Marathon Resources (Exited)

Marathon Resources is a mining company focused on prospecting for and extracting gold, copper, uranium and iron oxide mineral resources in the Australian states of South Australia and Victoria. Based in Eastwood, South Australia, it is currently prospecting for iron ore deposits, lead, zinc and silver, and is undertaking further field research into its portfolio of mineral sands projects. Black Pearl Global Opportunities Fund (BPGOF) exited this investment entirely in 2013.

Property, Real Estate and Facilities Management

Black Pearl Homes

Black Pearl Homes creates lasting places and communities. Specialising in complex regeneration projects, we work with local people to design vibrant communities where families can live and grow together.

Watermills – Feniscowles, Blackburn

Watermills is a residential development in Feniscowles, Blackburn, UK. The site has received outline planning permission for 500 homes. The site offers stunning landscapes with historical woodlands and waterways and great links to the local community.

Castleford Riverside Regeneration

Castleford Riverside Regeneration is a residential development in West Yorkshire, UK. The site has received outline planning permission for 1,400 homes. The site will be sustainable and link closely with the nearby Castleford town centre.

Bromborough Wharf

Bromborough Wharf is a residential development in Bromborough, Wirral, UK. The site is in the process of applying for planning permission for up to 1,200 homes. The site will create a new link for the existing residents in the area to gain access to the beautiful Mersey waterfront and provide a landmark development.

Black Pearl Real Estate (BPRE)

BPRE is a property holding and real estate business operating throughout the USA, UK, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong. A wholly owned subsidiary of Black Pearl Capital and its partners, BPRE manages all of its parent company’s real estate investment assets and transactions. BPRE continues to source deals and development opportunities for Black Pearl Capital.

Propertyfinder.ae

Dubai-based Propertyfinder.ae is the United Arab Emirates’ leading property portal featuring commercial and residential properties to buy or rent. Owned and operated locally, the business typically has over 50,000 properties listed at any time for potential buyers and renters. The site is also the leading advertising platform for real estate agencies.

Sasse Facility Management (Jordan) (Exited)

Sasse Facility Management Jordan provides a wide range of property and infrastructure management, maintenance and repairs services to business and public sector customers across the Middle Eastern and North African region. Headquartered in Amman, Jordan, the business is a franchise operation adopting the hugely successful Sasse Facility Management model developed in the UK and Germany.

Financial Services

Hantec Markets

London-based Hantec Markets provides foreign exchange (FX/forex), bullion and CFD online trading solutions to professional traders and financial institutions worldwide. It offers a range of market leading trading platforms, including METATRADER4, MYFX and CURRENEX. A part of the Hantec Group, it operates globally.

Technology, Retail, Fashion, Entertainment and Sport

Vertere

Headquartered in London, Vertere manufactures very high quality cables and similar components for Hi-Fi digital and analogue music and computer equipment. Its products are distributed globally and are targeted at very high-end professional and home user customers.

Duplays

Dubai-headquartered Duplays is a franchise operation that organises sport and social activities for its 50,000 members across five locations in the Middle East. The franchise concept was inspired by expatriate friends who used to play Frisbee together, and is designed to provide a fitness and wellbeing-oriented alternative to clubbing and workouts.

Callisto TV (Exited)

Callisto TV delivers internet-enabled digital signage and TV solutions to commercial and public sector clients across the United States. Launched in 2007, and headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, the service uses cloud technologies to help advertisers, service providers and retailers better communicate with their stakeholders.

igobubble (Exited in 2015)

Located in Ireland, igobubble if a software development business that creates iPhone apps. Its first app is igobubble, which integrates location-aware social networking with continuously evolving digital content by creating “living” bubbles that carry thoughts, images, sounds, videos and other fun content created by users.

Zynga (Exited in 2012)

Founded in 2007 and headquartered at the ‘Chip Factory’ in San Francisco, Zynga is a social gaming provider that supplies some of the leading and best known social games to websites such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Yahoo!. Its games include Texas Hold’em Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Vampires, Street Racing, Scramble and Word Twist. More than a billion people across 200 countries have played Zynga games.

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